Search Results: "Frank L Cole"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AFTERLIFE ACADEMY by Frank L. Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The afterlife never seemed so dead. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
One moment 12-year-old Walter Prairie is pulling weeds as punishment for fighting in school, and the next he is standing in front of a curmudgeonly counselor who wants to know how he intends to spend his afterlife. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD'S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE by Frank L. Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Cole pitches some entertaining notions but proves weak on follow-through. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
Four young people test a new, high-tech amusement park ride that tests them in turn. Read full book review >

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GUARDIANS OF THE HIDDEN SCEPTER by Frank L Cole
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"The dire consequences of failing are so exaggerated that solving the puzzles may not be much fun for readers, but those who favor a little fantasy element in their mystery will enjoy the ride. (Adventure. 11-15)"
In this mystery adventure, four star students struggle to save the world when their slightly eccentric teacher vanishes, leaving cryptic messages behind; they have only their ingenuity and expertise to solve the puzzles. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: TEJU COLE
by Michael Valinsky

Most readers know Teju Cole as the photography critic for the New York Times. Others know him as the novelist who explores, through his narrative gestures, the various ways in which one comes to build an identity in an environment that makes prejudice and binaries rules of thumb. But to assign Cole a trade would be undermining his entire practice ...


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#LOVINGDAY & #PRIDEMONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

Since this week encompasses #PrideMonth, #LovingDay, and #RememberOrlando, I wanted to share some great M/M romances and inter-racial romance titles I really enjoyed.

I recently mentioned Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson’s RITA nominated Fast Connection (Cyberlove series), and I’ve requested a stand-alone title from Hassell’s Interborough series in audio. In all the years I’ve written about romance, I’ve rarely ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

NO GOOD DEED by Frank L. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A touching but overflowing story about family, addiction and perseverance."
Miller's vastmemoir about the legal and personal battles that followed his stepdaughter's expulsion from school for drug use. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Actually, her paintings lead readers gracefully into the pages, to be surprised and entertained by the story they only think they know from the movie. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Zwerger (illustrator of Theodor Storm's Little Hobbin, 1995, etc.) creates characters who may, if not erase the MGM cast from the collective conscious of US readers, make them share some space therein. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2002

"A rush job to meet the channel's 20th anniversary in May. (Charts, illustrations)"
Co-founder Batten provides a sloppy history of the Weather Channel's first 20 years on the air. Read full book review >

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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A TEENY TINY HALLOWEEN by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Rates high in creative problem-solving and oral storytelling but low in Halloween safety. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A new "teeny tiny woman" tale joins the Halloween shelf. Read full book review >