Search Results: "Jay Bilas"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A better fit for the article format, but there's enough here to toughen up even the softest players."
Former Duke basketball player and current ESPN college hoops analyst Bilas surveys an all-star cast of athletes and coaches to define the true meaning of toughness—and suggest how it can be developed. Read full book review >

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123 by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Just wonderful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jay offers a worthy companion to her ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book (2003) that is winsome and clever, with many layers to explore. Read full book review >

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TILLY AND TANK by Jay Fleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An endearing picture-book debut about tolerance and the assumption of enmity instead of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An elephant attempts to befriend an artillery unit. Read full book review >

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ABC by Alison Jay
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Very, very nice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Many of the elements that appear in Jay's whimsically mysterious paintings—the oversized fruit, the winsome blue crescent moon, the elongated figures with plump midsections and attenuated limbs—reappear in this abecedarian. Read full book review >

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MUTANT RAT ATTACK! by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A gassed-up, gaseous spy story without much spying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Until recently, Dexter Drabner only dreamed of being a world-famous secret spy. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TUMMY  by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"While undeniably goofy and action-packed, this probably won't gain fans among Egyptians or overweight people. (glossary) (Adventure. 7-12)"
Third-grade spy Dexter Drabner from Mutant Rat Attack! (2017) returns for another wacky adventure. Read full book review >

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THE EDUMACATION OF JAY BAKER by Jay Clark
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Restraint would have been the better part of valor here. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A sardonic teen must balance life, love and irritable bowel syndrome in this strained middle-class comedy of manners. Read full book review >

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JULIET IMMORTAL by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An uneven combination of Shakespeare and the supernatural. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Shakespeare's famous teenage lovers are re-imagined as immortal enemies in this convoluted and occasionally gruesome update of Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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MY SO-CALLED DEATH by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2010

"However, pieces of this story may feel too derivative for some readers—such as the schism at the school between natural and 'deprogrammed' zombies, which closely parallels the Muggle-born versus wizard-born dichotomy of Harry Potter. (Supernatural comedy. 12 & up)"
Peppered with gross-out humor, the camp flows freely in this latest zombie comedy from Jay. Read full book review >

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BLACKBIRD SINGING by Jay Amberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Builds nicely, then deftly bends one's expectations."
Hefty thriller/police procedural, from the author of Deep Gold (paperback), that seems pretty much done by the numbers until its wilder heart is revealed. Read full book review >

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The Books of the Kings by Jay Effemm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2015

"Slow, highly political fantasy."
In Effemm's debut novel, King Hhalon of Genan is driven to choices that bring danger to his reign. Read full book review >