Search Results: "Edward Averett"


BOOK REVIEW

CAMERON AND THE GIRLS by Edward Averett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Complex questions are carefully presented but answered too simply in this nevertheless intriguing exploration. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In an engaging if predictable cautionary tale, 14-year-old Cameron stops taking medications for his schizophreniform disorder and finds that his choice brings unwanted consequences. Read full book review >

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THE RHYMING SEASON by Edward Averett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2005

"Too many problems try to ratchet up the emotional temperature, and readers never get far enough in Brenda's head to heat up a connection. (Fiction. 12+)"
Squeaky clean, and devoid of any aspect of contemporary teen culture (no Internet, drugs or sex; rap is called "urban music"), this first-person narrative, set in a logging community, tells the story of a high-school senior who must learn to cope with a pile of grown-up issues: the recent loss of her basketball star brother, the shuttering of the town's mill and a peculiar basketball coach who believes in the power of poetry. Read full book review >

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SCABLANDS by EJ Averett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2017

"A zigzagging mystery with an intuitive, competent protagonist."
A forensic psychologist in the mid-1990s consults on an investigation of the murder of her former intern in Averett's (Cameron and the Girls, 2013, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >

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FOULSHAM by Edward Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2015

"A story wondrous fine, full of terrors and marvels. (Horror. 11 & up)"
The middle volume of the Iremonger trilogy escalates in both suspense and strangeness. Read full book review >

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I SPY ON THE FARM by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A format that engages, entertains and delights—for the third time in a row. Let's hope for more. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gibbs brings a new guessing game (I Spy with My Little Eye, 2011; I Spy Under the Sea, 2012) to the youngest set. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ACORN GROWS UP by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Unfortunate and inappropriate. (Board book. 3-4)"
Mouse, squirrel, bird, rabbit, boar and deer all wonder what an acorn will become, and it promises to feed and shelter these animals once it is grown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREBOY TO THE RESCUE! by Edward  Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A little late for Fire Safety Week, but surely one to keep in mind for next October. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"

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THE TOOTH BOOK by Edward  Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This is one that kids can really sink their teeth into. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Miller presents all things toothy in this fascinating and funny introduction to teeth. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY ON THE SPOT by Edward Sorel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Sorel's artwork acts almost as a time machine itself; it has the character and energy to lift readers from their seats and set them down in the Big Apple some 70 years ago. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a wonderful, transporting story, set in New York City during the early 1900s, Johnny has just listened to the last gasps of his old radio. Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I SPY UNDER THE SEA by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A clever introduction to ocean life. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An under-the-sea guessing and counting game from the creator of I Spy with My Little Eye (2011). Read full book review >

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BAD APPLE by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A mixed message shopped in a queasy jacket. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet, but it has hitched its wagon to a very challenging vehicle. Read full book review >