Search Results: "J.B. Manas"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2012

"An impressively original take on alternative history."
In this time-travel thriller, debut authors Miller and Manas spin a clever, original variation on a classic alternative history premise: What if it were possible to travel back in time and kill Adolf Hitler? 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 >

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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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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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AN ABSENCE OF ETHICS by J.B. Millhollin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2014

"A somewhat formulaic but still well-crafted suspense story."
A legal thriller that looks at the corrosive effects organized crime has on the moral compasses of normally well-intentioned people. Read full book review >

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THE ONCE AND FUTURE WORLD by J.B. MacKinnon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An intriguing but uneven perspective on rewilding. If the image of a bit of lichen clinging to the slopes of a single mountain appeals to you as an apt metaphor for life on planet Earth, this book is for you."
An earnest but diffuse look at what we mean when we talk about nature and the natural world and why what we think about nature is important. Read full book review >