Search Results: "Jeff Baron"


BOOK REVIEW

I REPRESENT SEAN ROSEN by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"An engaging and educational primer on the workings of the movie industry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sean has an innovative concept that he believes will transform the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK DOWN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Edge of Everything (Untitled #1) by Jeff Giles

Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Paranormal Boy Meets Girl
Bonus Factor: Bounty Hunter From Hell
Factor: Series Starter
Anti-Bonus Factor: Instalove
Relationship Status: I’ll Be Back


Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher

Is that snow on fire? Something tells me this ...


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JEFF GUINN
by Gregory McNamee

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” We hear the admonition all the time, are constantly treated to the spectacle of one political pundit—or would-be pundit, anyway—accusing another of downing the fruity beverage as shorthand for uncritically following some party line or another.

But where does the expression come from? Those who were around a little shy of 40 years ago should ...


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IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Cover Story: After School Special
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Heartbreak and Hope
Bonus Factors: Therapy, Kickass Gram, Diversity
Anti-Bonus Factors: Violent Death, Awful Parents
Relationship Status: Here For You

Cover Story: After School Special

This cover doesn’t give much away about the story within, but it certainly ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEFRIENDED by Ruth Baron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Baron produces a novel that feels based on adult assumptions regarding teens' use of Facebook; it will likely appeal only to the disconnected adult gift-giver with no sense of teen reading taste. (Horror. 12-16)"
A ghost-story wannabe for the digital age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A misguided focus on sex and booze overshadows the moments of insight and inspiration."
A memoir of one young woman's experience working as Ralph Reed's spokeswoman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"H.R. Giger meets Keith Haring, illuminated by the artist's engaging insight."
Part monograph, part manifesto, Baron's (El Paso, 1981) illustrated book presents an overview of his life's work creating "embellished fantasy images." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS A WALL, AFTER ALL? by Judy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"With much intriguing detail— and a particularly intriguing title spread of a many-cornered wall that, in Baron's artful perspective, makes a straight line across the pages: excellent nonfiction, sure to amuse. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A lighthearted but searching and intelligent exploration of the concept and lore of walls, from dry-stone structures to honeycombs and tin cans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONCENTRATION CAMPS OF CANADA by Baron Deschauer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sensitive, well-told story of one life ruined by the racism of involuntary assimilation."
A Native Canadian boy tries to find his way as a man despite his cultural alienation in this novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STANDARD GRAND by Jay Baron Nicorvo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"An ambitious novel that effectively braids corporate greed, outdoorsy grit, and human connection."
An abandoned Borscht Belt resort becomes an unlikely flashpoint in a tale of big business and PTSD. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Convincing argument that the return of the big carnivores will sharpen the debate over how humans situate themselves in the environment—at least, it certainly should. (3 illustrations, 2 maps, not seen)"
A thoughtful history from environmental reporter Baron elegantly forewarns of the mountain lion's return to human-populated landscapes. Read full book review >