Search Results: "Derrick Barnes"


BOOK REVIEW

CROWN by Derrick Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Safe to say, there's nothing like the feeling of the fresh cut. You feel so extra visible with a fresh new cut, and this book built from that experience translates it in a way never before brought to the children's bookshelf. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, UNDER SUSPICION by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode. (Mystery. 8-12)"
As in series opener Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (2016), instead of just one mystery, Friday confronts a series of strange happenings in her school, posh Highcrest Academy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"This series kick-off will publish simultaneously with its second volume, Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme (ISBN: 978-0-545-01761-9). (Fiction. 7-10)"
African-American third-grader Ruby Booker is going to school with her three older and immensely popular brothers for the first time. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, GIRL DETECTIVE by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Delightful, highly logical, and well-informed fun. (Mystery. 8-12)"
She's only 11, but she's smarter and better informed than most adults, and she's determined to solve mysteries for a living. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Piratization of Daniel Barnes by Alex McGlothlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A compelling, politically rich thriller."
In McGlothlin's debut novel, a lovelorn journalist becomes ensnared in the lives of modern-day pirates in Somalia. Read full book review >

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SID THE SQUID AND THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT JOB by David Derrick
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

Searching for the perfect job, Sid, a giant squid, leaves his ocean home for the big city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KILLING ON WALL STREET by Derrick Niederman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2000

"Here's hoping he travels lighter next time."
This unusual hybrid incorporates a primer on investment into a standard whodunit, as a mathematics professor-turned-securities-analyst-turned-YA author introduces Cliff Cavanaugh, securities analyst-turned-daytrader-turned-detective, called in by his former employers at Rutherford & Hayes to solve the murder of portfolio manager Kyle Hooperman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

80's Baby by Derrick Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An idiosyncratic but compelling coming-of-age memoir."
Fuller recounts the violent and harrowing incidents of his youth in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Ethical ambition isn't an oxymoron, says Bell, but a winding road that likely feeds the spirit more than the pocketbook."
In a quietly energizing treatise, Bell (Constitutional Law/NYU School of Law; Confronting Authority, 1994, etc.) addresses the question of living ethically and with fulfillment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Super-sleuths might enjoy tying their brains in knots trying to solve these cases; others will be content to allow the mysteries to unfold, and then to turn to the solutions in the back. (index) (Short stories. 11-14)"
For those who have been hot on the trail with Encyclopedia Bown, Nate the Great, and Cam Jensen, Inspector Forsooth's interactive mysteries would seem to be a logical next step. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2006

"Entertaining, and likely to hold strong appeal for hip-hop fans."
A former NYPD member teams up with journalist Diehl for a gritty memoir chronicling Parker's transformation from a regular cop pounding the city streets to a hard-bitten lead detective in the "Rap Intelligence Unit." Read full book review >