Search Results: "Glenn Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHTS AND CHIMES AND MYSTERIOUS TIMES by Emma Trevayne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"For all that the end feels a bit like a flattened Yorkshire pudding, getting there is a thrill a minute. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A bored lad experiences adventures that range from wonderful to horrific in a steampunk-y alternative London. Read full book review >

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"A vivid, clamorous account of the war on drugs."
A harrowing, down-and-dirty depiction-sometimes reminiscent of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic-of America's war on drugs, by former dealer and California artist Langohr. Read full book review >

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I'M NOT LITTLE! by Alison Inches
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Rarely is a full-blown temper tantrum as much fun or as instructive to witness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scrappy underdog has a meltdown over a short lifetime of slights but learns quickly that there are worse things than being small. Read full book review >

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THE LOST LEGACY by Gwenda Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"While it may be a brave new world for Stephen, this is well-worn territory for middle-grade fantasy. Here's hoping the second outing provides something fresh. (Fantasy/mystery. 8-12)"
A familiar-feeling protagonist delves into a new life and a new world of magic in this middle-grade series opener by wife-husband duo. Read full book review >

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I SEE SANTA EVERYWHERE by Glenn McCoy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Adult readers will get a chuckle out of the cover illustration, portraying the little boy in mid-shriek on a bridge, echoing The Scream, but they may also want to scream at the thought of Santa getting a tattoo or smoking a cigar. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For those who have had their fill of sweet stories about jolly old St. Read full book review >

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THE SELLING OF THE BABE by Glenn Stout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"Baseball history is full of hoary legends. Stout deftly challenges one of the game's biggest."
Separating myth from truth in the most infamous trade in baseball history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROMANOV CONSPIRACY by Glenn Meade
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A flawed book, but one that has its moments."
The fate of Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last Russian emperor, is at the heart of this cross-continental tale of espionage, infatuation, martyrdom, massacre and archaeology. Did the Bolsheviks kill her along with the rest of her family, as history tells us, or did she escape? Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
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BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"This will be devoured by even the most reluctant readers or scientists, and they will hope the sequel comes out stateside soon. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Written while Murphy was in charge of a team of "science communicators" at the Science Museum in London, this seriously funny collection of science facts is based on the questions kids and adults asked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO KILLED MR. CHIPPENDALE? by Mel Glenn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Let readers decide, as they appreciate the multiple ironies here, search for clues, and look for echoes of their own peers and teachers in these vignettes. (Fiction/poetry. 11-15)"
A respected teacher's murder on school grounds sparks a series of free-verse reveries and comments from a large cast of students, colleagues, police officers, and members of the local community in this unusual, provocatively oblique whodunit, subtitled ``A Mystery in Poems.'' As in Glenn's most recent collection, My Friend's Got This Problem, Mr. Candler (1991), voices, attitudes, and concerns are realistically varied: Youthful optimism alternates with fear or disillusionment, pre-packaged opinions with thoughtful observations, anguish with disinterest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >