Search Results: "Geoff Rodkey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER) by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"This frothy family contretemps ends on a note of sincere reconciliation (once Reese's hair grows back out, anyway)—that's presumably upended in time for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An escalating sibling spat delivers "a buttload of life lessons" along with tears, terrible smells, a dorky mohawk and massive numbers of video game casualties. Read full book review >

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DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"Fans of pirates and perilous quests will certainly enjoy this tale of hijinks on the high seas and eagerly anticipate the next installment of Egg's story. (Adventure. 9-14)"
This promising new series starts out strong with a story filled to the brim with pirates, treasure, intrigue and swashbuckling suspense. Read full book review >

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THE TAPPER TWINS TEAR UP NEW YORK by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Squired by rival sibs who are, at worst, frenemies, this dizzy tour mixes glimpses of glossy and relatively obscure Big Apple attractions with mishaps aplenty but no (permanent) harm done. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Plush-toy abuse, a sudden jelly bean shortage, severe rule-bending, and several near riots punctuate a helter-skelter scavenger hunt as the preteen Tapper twins again go head-to-head (The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other), 2015).Read full book review >

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NEW LANDS by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"Occasionally gruesome, often funny and full of suspense, this one is sure to win Egg some new fans. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The second installment of the Chronicles of Egg delivers more danger, diabolical plots and dastardly villains than the first, and that's saying a lot. Read full book review >

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THE TAPPER TWINS RUN FOR PRESIDENT by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The absence of malign characters or motives keeps the tone light, and the parallels with campaigns on broader stages will be obvious to all. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Political races can get ugly—particularly when they're family matters. Read full book review >

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FAT BOY VS. THE CHEERLEADERS by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"A funny popcorn read with more fiber than empty calories. (Fiction. 13-17)"
When the dance team purloins the band's funding, a fat boy fights back. Read full book review >

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I'M WITH STUPID by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"A memorable character from an author worth watching. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A football star copes with his father's suicide. Read full book review >

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NOTHING SPECIAL by Geoff Herbach
Released: May 1, 2012

"If Herbach had avoided playing narrative games and just run with his story, this might have been something special. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Over the course of a cataclysmically awful trip, Felton Reinstein journals for his girlfriend about breakthroughs in his familial relationships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2008

"Contains a number of intriguing, new details that diminish the standing of those who drove Nixon from office."
A Nixon White House staffer revisits Watergate and deems it principally "a highly partisan political maneuver led by, and for the benefit of, Teddy Kennedy." Read full book review >

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253 by Geoff Ryman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"TRY IT!"
An inventive parody of information retrieval, by the ever-amazing author of, among others, Was (1992), a revisionist modern version of The Wizard of Oz. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"An easy, entertaining read, perfect for plane rides and road trips."
A Belfast travel writer and his Scottish sidekick take a lighthearted ride up the 16,500-mile Pan-American Highway. Read full book review >

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THE FOOD CHAIN by Geoff Nicholson
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Spicy fare, though some may find the aftertaste disagreeable."
Kinky food and sex games are the stuff of this high-energy black comedy from the British Nicholson, his fifth novel but first US publication. Read full book review >