Search Results: "Derek Roche"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROCHE LIMIT by Jonas Vesterberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2013

"A well-written yet off-base thriller that would benefit from more plot and less stereotyping."
In Vesterberg's debut novel, an Army major in an undercover terrorist-targeting program has a change of heart about America's role in the world. Read full book review >

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CASEY AND DEREK ON THE ICE by Marty Sederman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Pullen's oil paintings aptly complement the larger-than-life plot, the characters' earnest faces canvasses for their emotions as they give the game their all. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A "Casey at the Bat" for the hockey fan. Read full book review >

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DEREK JETER PRESENTS NIGHT AT THE STADIUM by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"A direct riff on Night at the Museum. Also, by now younger readers will barely remember Jeter as a player, so the lionization may need some explanation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young New York Yankees fan gets some unexpected help in his quest for an autograph from his favorite (ex) player. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIG IS CAPABLE by Denis Roche
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"Goofy stills of straight-armed, skinny-legged Little Pig suffering his parents' silliness give his steady hand real appeal, rather than turning him into a party pooper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Pig's parents are fusspots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"From a player who seems more a distant observer, a memoir that offers the reader neither personal passion nor useful insight on so-called 'starter marriages.'"
A curiously unfeeling account of a marriage of the 1980s that ended in childless divorce after eight years. Read full book review >

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THE BEST CLASS PICTURE EVER! by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Here is that rare bird: cultivated anarchy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rambunctious class of second graders loses and finds their guinea pig, gets a new teacher, successfully completes camouflaged English and math lessons, and has their class picture taken, all in a day's work. Read full book review >

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Stumbling On A Tale by Suzanne Roche
Released: May 2, 2016

"A successful sequel that delivers appealing time travelers thrust into a society filled with knights and dragons."
The Middle Ages beckon in the second installment of this YA time-travel series. Read full book review >

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WAYWARD SAINTS by Suzzy Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A debut novel that offers a slightly unsettling look into the lives of two women who are just beginning to understand one another."
Roche's first novel has the quirkiness one would expect from a singer in a group whose fans consider them to be down-to-earth music royalty. Read full book review >

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THE SAINTS OF SWALLOW by Suzzy Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Roche knows her way around the music business, but her story lacks focus or drama, and the Catholic uplift is discomfiting."
Singer/actress Roche offers a first novel about a burnt-out indie-rock star who is more connected than anyone thought to her small-town Catholic roots. Read full book review >

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THE KNIGHTS OF BOO'GAR by Art Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A definite pick for fans of goo reading. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Knightly adventure isn't all that flows following the literal "kid"-napping of Princess Phlema's beloved goat. Read full book review >

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MIM, GYM, AND JUNE by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2002

"This is a well-crafted and believable story sure to relate to any school child facing her own concerns by creating her own solutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Parents and educators seeking to bully-proof their child and school will welcome this latest scenario from Roche (Little Pig Is Capable, 2002, etc.) depicting a child's real-life problem and well-resolved conclusion. Read full book review >