Search Results: "David Smith"


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Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A comprehensive guide for those seeking an in-depth examination of their own anger."
A debut self-help workbook aimed at helping readers understand and control their anger. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2013

"Well-researched, exciting and thoughtful about the real losses of war."
In 1697, two 12-year-old boys—one French, one English—ship out to Hudson Bay in this YA novel based on historical events. Read full book review >

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Where There's Dark... by David Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2016

"A brief, but detailed and complex reevaluation of the fundamentals of physics."
An engineer proposes a different understanding of the formation of the universe. Read full book review >

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CARAVAGGIO by Mark David Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2016

"Combining the timeless allure of action and young-love romance with the historically accurate and turbulent life of the painter Caravaggio, this story succeeds on all levels. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Late Renaissance Italy comes to life in this upper-middle-grade novel featuring the painter Caravaggio and a young friend. Read full book review >

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THE GODS OF GOLF by David L. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 1996

"Aimed at the country club set, and very funny."
Two golf-lovers team up for a comic first novel. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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IF by David J.  Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"If this book were a pizza, young readers would gobble down every slice—and demand more for dessert. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Continuing his exploration of the mind-expanding possibilities of scale modeling, Smith extends the premise of If America Were a Village (2009) to encompass life, time and the universe. Read full book review >

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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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WAR CRY by Wilbur Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Occasionally melodramatic, sometimes grandiloquent; those who liked Wouk's War and Remembrance will certainly enjoy this Smith saga."
Continuing Smith's Courtney family epic (Assegai, 2009, etc.), this novel focuses on big-game hunter Leon and his daughter, Saffron, during the post-World War I era, first on their great Kenya estate, Lusima, and then as they move toward the bloody fray that became World War II. Read full book review >