Search Results: "Howard Bennett"


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THE FANTASTIC BODY by Howard Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A thorough, accurate, and attractive effort that's useful for quick reference as well as for a deeper examination of the topic. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Anatomy and physiology books for older grade schoolers are not especially rare, but it's worth taking a close look at this new one. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


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I DRAW DEAD PEOPLE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: Banksy On It

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 10

Talky Talk: Majoring In Art

Bonus Factors: San Francisco, Street Art, Sweet Ride

Relationship Status: Art School Sweethearts

 

Cover Story: Banksy On It

Overall, I think this cover suits the story—I’m not wild about how the ...


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MAX ARCHER KID DETECTIVE:  THE CASE OF THE WET BED by Howard J.  Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2011

"Even if there were not an alarming dearth of titles on this subject aimed at kids, this would stand out as a most thorough, highly readable resource. (Blended nonfiction. 6-10)"
Max is a detective who likes to "help kids with their problems"—this case takes on bedwetting. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN THE FAT LANE by Cherie Bennett
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book's aim is not high culture but high school culture, and it scores for pure entertainment value. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager who has it all—perfect body, perfect personality, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend—loses it when she gains a hundred pounds in this unsubtle but ultimately savvy problem novel that reads like an Alicia Silverstone vehicle waiting to happen. Read full book review >

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DRAWN AWAY by Holly Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A definite crowd-pleaser for fairy-tale enthusiasts and fantasy lovers. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
The Little Match Girl finds her way to modern-day Canada in this haunting adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's bleakest fairy tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"A realistic and lingering picture of evolving Russia."
Moody Russian days from London Times correspondent Bennett. Read full book review >

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SMUT by Alan Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Odd and oddly charming."
Kinky hijinks rattle teacups among the British bourgeoisie in the latest from Bennett (The Uncommon Reader, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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I DARED THE DUKE by Anna Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Bennett brings new life to traditional Regency stories and characters."
A savage duke meets a wallflower who won't wilt. Read full book review >

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CREATURES HERE BELOW by O.H. Bennett
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Bennett diligently anatomizes both the antagonisms and love relationships of single-family households, pushing well beyond formulas and racial stereotypes."
A fragmented novel about family fragmentation. Read full book review >

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ZUGZWANG by Ronan Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A hugely enjoyable, brilliant high-wire act."
Why would a reclusive chess master be at the heart of a plot to kill the Tsar? That's just one of the puzzles in this taut, intricate thriller set in pre-revolutionary Russia, the fifth novel from the Northern Irish Bennett (Havoc, in Its Third Year, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT IN ST. PETERSBURG by Vanora Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"The chief appeal here is not plot but the detailed observation of daily Russian life during this period."
The run-up to the Russian Revolution as witnessed by a young Jewish refugee and her lovers. Read full book review >