Search Results: "Jason Lambright"


BOOK REVIEW

In the Valley by Jason Lambright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2014

"A gritty, unbalanced work that has its head in the stars but its feet firmly on 21st-century Earth."
In Lambright's debut war novel, the future is revealed to be just as violent as the past as Paul Thompson battles insurgents—not to mention his own combat trauma—on a faraway colony planet in the 24th century. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETHEARTS OF SOUL by Slim Lambright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Sentimental at times, sure, but in a Dickensian way that's thoroughly entertaining."
Second-novelist Lambright (The Justus Girls, 2001) pays lively homage to Philly's black music scene through the interlocking and overlapping stories of four stouthearted ladies. Read full book review >

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THE JUSTUS GIRLZ by Slim Lambright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2001

"A well-drawn cast and lively prose effectively balance this realistic portrait of the hardships and triumphs of black urban life."
A rollicking, exuberant debut, peopled with the likes of Monsieur Daddy Baby, Peaches, and Bay Girl, offers a look into Philadelphia's African-American community. Read full book review >

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MR. PARTICULAR by Jason Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A particularly appropriate tale just right for a choosy crowd. (Graphic picture book. 4-7)"
A young superhero holds his team back due to his many aversions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAVITY by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ('More about Gravity,' bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEANWHILE by Jason Shiga
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"That said, make your choice carefully. (Graphic fiction. 10 & up)"
All choices have weight, even the most banal. Read full book review >

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SIR RYAN’S QUEST by Jason Deeble
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The dauntless Ryan's adventure is sure to be emulated—this is the spark for an imagination bonfire. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imagination lives large in this debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Blending elements of Harry Potter, Star Wars and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this exciting, well-paced adventure, the first in a series, is sure to be a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When orphan Benjamin Bartholomew Piff makes a birthday wish for unlimited wishes, he follows the rules—eyes closed, he blows out all of the candles and doesn't reveal his wish—and suddenly, each wish he makes comes true. Read full book review >

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TED, BO AND DIZ by Jason Chapman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"With plenty of action but no sense of real danger, this will be perfect for sharing with younger audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day at the beach proves surprisingly eventful for three friends in this deceptively low-key debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDWOODS by Jason Chin
by Jason Chin, illustrated by Jason Chin
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An inventive, eye-opening adventure. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Chin introduces the world of old-growth redwood forests to young readers in this effective mix of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >

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AMAZING ADVENTURES FROM ZOOM’S ACADEMY by Jason Lethcoe
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Not exactly groundbreaking, but above average as media tie-ins go. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A 13-year-old klutz earns entry to an airborne Academy for young superheroes, and proves her mettle when students and faculty from a rival institution attack the school for supervillains. Read full book review >