Search Results: "Giles Murray"


BOOK REVIEW

CAGE ON THE SEA by Kaoru Ohno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2014

"An appealing historical novel of World War II."
In Ohno's debut novel inspired by true events, an American soldier must convince a group of Japanese holdouts on a remote island that World War II has ended. Read full book review >

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SOUL CAGE by Tetsuya Honda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"The seventh in Honda's series, and the second published in English, dives deep into the details of a complex investigation and the challenges facing a woman in a competitive working environment."
A veteran policewoman battles a competitive squad room and witnesses with secrets. Read full book review >

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WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Despite the positivity, much of the sentiment and imagery will go over the heads of babies and toddlers. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little books in a boxed set promote an optimistic view of the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

Bas-relief cut-paper collages and brief text take readers on a tour of unique architectural structures around the world. Read full book review >

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LAMAR GILES
by Megan Labrise

Lamar Giles knows how to write fun, feisty, and fully realized female protagonists.

In Overturned, poker prodigy Nikki Tate lives in a Las Vegas casino, kicks butt on and off the soccer field, and cunningly pursues a murder suspect the police don’t seem to want to find.

“The key—and this is the approach the first time I wrote a female ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU LIVED HERE by Giles Laroche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Best used to encourage children to create their own collages or three-dimensional models, this misses the mark as a strong introduction to domestic architecture. (selected sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Many North American children have a difficult time visualizing places or houses different than their own; this survey will help somewhat. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"While little ones may find the packaging gimmick appealing, the content inside is empty. (Board book. 2-4)"
This boxed set of nine minibooks explores the emotional lives of nine different animals in miniscule print. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT ZACK BUILT by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Perfect for giggling and sharing and right on target for lap-time reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new version of a beloved classic. Read full book review >

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I CAN RUN  by Murray Head
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A book new readers will want to take a peek at. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A day in the life of a squirrel for new readers. Read full book review >

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PLAYING IN TRAFFIC by Gail Giles
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Giles simply allows her story to unfold without trying to shock and, in doing so, makes her final shock all the more effective. (Fiction. YA)"
An intelligent, mature, but repressed high-school senior puts himself into increasing danger through his romance with a disturbed girl in this realistic and hard-hitting story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"The Emperor's exile contained fewer fireworks than the years when he shook up the world, but no period in his life was dull. This is a lively, readable account, and its revisionist view rings true."
A jaundiced look at the traditional account of Napoleon's final years on St. Helena. Read full book review >

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BLACK FLY SEASON by Giles Blunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2005

"If the macabre plot, based on a true-crime episode, seems more rote than its predecessors (The Delicate Storm, 2003, etc.), Blunt redeems himself with his searing portrait of a cop unable to prevent his wife's self-destruction."
A woman with a bullet in her brain can't remember who she is or who put it there. Read full book review >