Search Results: "Erwin Madrid"


BOOK REVIEW

ROCKY ZANG IN THE AMAZING MR. MAGIC by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Fans tend to love things just the way they are, making this attempt to extend the brand down of questionable wisdom. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Judy Moody for new readers is a miss. Read full book review >

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER by Thea Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fans of the TV special will be drawn to this edition of the beloved story; others may want to check out the new interpretation of the original story by Robert L. May, publishing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The version of the holiday story that has been shown on television for the past 50 years is the basis for this interpretation of Rudolph's tale. Read full book review >

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THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Not particularly challenging—nor, since the settings are conventional enough that even younger children will probably find them familiar, particularly scary either. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In the same vein as the author's Once Upon a Time Map Book (1999 with foldouts; flat edition 2004), more map-reading practice in the guise of an ocean voyage and six tours of spooky landscapes or locales. Read full book review >

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JUNIPER BERRY by M.P.  Kozlowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Best left for only the most voracious chiller fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Juniper Berry appears to have the perfect life. Read full book review >

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MY NEW TEAM by Ryan Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Well-intentioned but not quite a home run. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Rhino loves everything about the game of baseball except the bully on his team. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An essential read for pop-culture enthusiasts, feminists, comic-book readers, and social justice warriors. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A detailed history of comicdom's women in tights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A dramatic challenge to understand the shakiness of the foundations we take for granted and where energies committed to redress should be directed."
How conservative majorities in successive Supreme Courts have consistently acted in recent years to block citizens' access to redress of grievances through the courts. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF SILENCE by Judith Erwin
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A rewarding, thoughtful novel about a couplein complicated turmoil."
In Erwin's debut novel, a young woman's life is complicated by an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >

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Shadows from the Past by Judith Erwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"A well-plotted Southern romance, despite some shortcomings."
A novelist falls in love with a fabulously wealthy but aloof scion in Erwin's (Shadow of Doubt, 2015, etc.) contemporary romance with Gothic overtones. Read full book review >

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THE CASE AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT by Erwin Chemerinsky
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"Though he strives mightily to be fair, Chemerinsky's analysis remains vulnerable to the charge he most fears: an inevitably biased critique, amounting merely to the complaint that 'the Court's decisions have not been liberal enough.'"
The dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine, places our most revered governmental institution on trial and finds it deeply flawed. Read full book review >

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THE CONSERVATIVE ASSAULT ON THE CONSTITUTION by Erwin Chemerinsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A hard-hitting polemic from the left, timed to coincide with the opening of the Court's next term."
A constitutional lawyer argues that since the Republican platform of 1964, the conservative movement has succeeded in altering basic precepts of constitutional law, not just through the policies of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and the two Bushes, but through Supreme Court decisions. Read full book review >