Search Results: "G. Neri"


BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, I'M JOHNNY CASH by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An exceptional portrait of one of the most recognizable musicians of all time. (author's note, timeline, discography, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Before he was Johnny Cash, he was J.R., a country boy who lived a hard, farming life and loved music. Read full book review >

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KNOCKOUT GAMES by G. Neri
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Harsh and relentless, a tough but worthy read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
New girl Erica falls in with the wrong crowd in an exploration of racial tension in St. Louis. Read full book review >

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TRU & NELLE by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An engaging portrait of two children's world before they became famous. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
The friendship of Nelle Harper Lee and Truman Capote, inspiration for Scout and Dill in Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, is fictionalized in "a flavorful bowl of southern homestyle yarns."Read full book review >

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CHESS RUMBLE by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"There's plenty of powerful emotion here, but the heavy dose of life lessons leaves the overall effort a few moves short of a checkmate. (Fiction/poetry. 9-12)"
"Battles is fought every day" in 11-year-old Marcus's 'hood. Read full book review >

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SURF MULES by G. Neri
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Still, older boys who say they've never read anything will be attracted to the novel's profanity, prodigious amounts of pot and friendship on the brink of disaster. (Fiction. YA)"
At the end of their senior year, three Southern California teenage surfers mark time while seeking the Perfect Monster Wave. Read full book review >

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YUMMY by G. Neri
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A much-needed look at the terrifying perils of life on the margins that will have all readers pondering the heady question of moral responsibility. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
A haunting, ripped-from-the-headlines account of youth gang violence in Chicago provides the backdrop for a crucial mediation on right and wrong. Read full book review >

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GHETTO COWBOY by G. Neri
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Cole doesn't ride off into the sunset here, but he does, at least, ride off to a better future. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Cole has messed up one too many times, and now his mother has taken him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with his father, whom Cole doesn't know. Read full book review >

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KINGDOM OF APATHY by Pasquale A. Neri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"Though the scale of the book disorients the reader at times, the payoff comes in a decidedly creative mix of sci-fi and magic."
A part sci-fi, part fantasy debut novel examines the convergence of magical worlds. Read full book review >

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SKIDAMARINK by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Each page fuels and satisfies expectations as the foldouts deliver their goods, and it is a testament to Karas's sweetly disarming artwork that these two don't appear an oddly matched couple, but made for one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This engaging piece of tomfoolery will be a fidgety reader's delight (though it must have been a bookmaker's nightmare). Read full book review >

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CRITTER COLORS by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With so many excellent board books about color on the market, those with limited budgets can safely pass on this pale contribution to the spectrum. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
"What can you make out of colors?" is the question posed by this simple board book. Read full book review >