Search Results: "J.B. Cheaney"


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I DON'T KNOW HOW THE STORY ENDS by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Impressive on all fronts. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The early days of cinema change a young girl's perspective on war. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE PRINCE by J.B. Cheaney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

A new Robin Hood rides in London, robbing gentlemen, humiliating rivals in Elizabeth's Court, and threatening the reputation of Shakespeare's theater. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE by J.B. Cheaney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 8, 2007

"While Cheaney provides plenty of 'oh-my-gosh' scenarios with Gee's escapades, the story, as the trip, tends to drag on a bit until the climactic conclusion, despite the crafty, descriptive first-person narrative. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Ronnie takes care of her ADHD little brother, Gee, with more responsibility than usual for a 13-year-old, while developing her own philosophy from a self-help book. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE ENEMY by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2005

"Fans of Cheaney's Elizabethan thrillers The Playmaker (2000) and The True Prince (2004) will find this equally compelling. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
War is a complicated thing for 11-year-old Hazel Anderson. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY ON THIS BUS IS GOING TO BE FAMOUS by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Cheaney effectively combines multiple layers of mystery with an uplifting message about resilience. (Mystery. 10-14)"
An intriguing mystery, a cataclysmic storm and a school bus accident converge with extraordinary results. Read full book review >

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THE PLAYMAKER by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It might be read as a companion to Gary Blackwood's The Shakespeare Stealer (1998). (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a mystery set in Elizabethan London, 14-year-old Richard Malory joins Shakespeare's theater company and discovers a Catholic plot against the queen. Read full book review >

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J.B.'S HARMONICA by John Sebastian
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Perhaps best for readers not quite ready for chapter books. (Picture book. 4-8)"
James Bear has always wanted a harmonica, but when he gets one, and practice yields results, people compliment him with comparisons to Dad—an accomplished concert player. Read full book review >

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J.B. WIGGLEBOTTOM AND THE PARADE OF PETS by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Indifferent b&w illustrations; the attractive color jacket gives away the ending. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A first novel about a school-sponsored pet show featuring a runaway rhea (entered by Buddy Zimmer, fifth-grade bully and all- around top dog) and a colony of ants that spells out a message on a honey-baited board (entered by J.B., Buddy's victim, desperate to make up for past humiliations). Read full book review >

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THE TANNENBAUM TAILORS AND THE BRETHREN OF THE SAINTS by J.B. Michaels
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A lively tale whose highly skilled, pint-sized heroes provide endless fun."
In Michaels' (The Order of St. Michael, 2016, etc.) middle-grade adventure sequel, Christmas elves fight against an evil group's diabolical plan, which involves kidnapping Santa Claus.Read full book review >

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HAPPY IS COOL. by J.B. Brocato
Released: June 29, 2014

"A straightforward, concise self-help guide for readers who have the courage to trust their own feelings."
Professional life coach Brocato's (Manage Yourself, 2011, etc.) third self-help book describes how to achieve "coolness" by cultivating positive traits that engender happiness. Read full book review >

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CHILI CON CORPSES by J.B. Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Not by any means a challenging puzzle. But the Mexican recipes, the cozy hometown setting and a touch of romance make it a pleasant read."
When murder comes to the Luray Caverns, a group of small-town Virginia friends play sleuth. Read full book review >