Search Results: "Green Broccoli"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOVES AND THE HUNTER by Gopal  Podder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"An awkward framing device, a didactic tone and scant use of animation or interactive elements sink this potentially engaging Panchatantra tale. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An ancient tale from India is framed in a modern picture-book story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KID OWNER by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A wish-fulfillment fantasy pleasingly complicated by real emotional journeys. (Fiction. 8-14)"
An undersized middle school football player inherits an NFL team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS AND LIES by Jacqueline Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"An intriguing sequel, with more promised for the future for the Pretty Little Liars set. (Chick-lit/thriller. 12-18)"
This sequel to Truth or Dare (2013) continues the same mystery, though with even more menace. Read full book review >

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PINCH HIT by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"Pure, escapist fluff. (Sports fiction. 10-14) "
Two boys decide to trade places prince-and-pauper style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNSTOPPABLE by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A predictable, fast-paced sports tale with some unexpected heart. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Harrison has led a hard-knock life up until he's taken in by loving foster parents "Coach" and Jennifer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME RUN by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Solid series fare. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Josh struggles at home and at the plate in this fourth installment of the Baseball Great series. Read full book review >

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IN THE SWISH by Dawn Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 15, 2016

"Perhaps a slam-dunk for basketball fans but not so much for general readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Basketball is everything to Bennett Ryan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOKENDS by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2002

"For a certain middle-of-the-road, book-loving, romantic sensibility, a perfect escape novel. Despite its off-the-charts predictability, only the coldest of hearts will not be warmed."
With more warmth and fuzziness than Harrod's sweater department, up-and-comer Green (Mr. Maybe, 2001, etc.) offers a near-perfect—and near perfectly clichéd—romantic wish-fulfillment fantasy, complete with perfect gay best friend, perfect bookshop, perfect Hugh Grant-like love object, and perfectly coy tricks to keep the lovers apart for 400 pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOOTING DR. JACK by Norman Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An indelibly etched mood piece for readers who don't insist that every action needs to provoke an equal and opposite reaction."
A Brooklyn junkyard is the center of this first novel's hopeless universe of dully endangered crooks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"The clear south polar light, working its magic on Green's science writing, should have revealed to him that it was not his destiny to be bard of the crystal desert."
In this sturdy if at times tortured field report cum memoir of a geochemical visit to a series of ice-covered lakes in Antarctica, Green takes measure not just of calcium, phosphate, and magnesium, but of his life and the mystery of nature as well. Read full book review >