Search Results: "Jeff Hawkins"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2004

"Ever the optimist, Hawkins considers building intelligent machines eminently doable. Given his track record, maybe he'll succeed. If not, the exercise may provide further insight into how the brain really, really works."
Hawkins, the PalmPilot's inventor, is keen to build truly intelligent machines based on his ideas of how the brain really works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR MONEY GREW ON TREES by Aaron Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Surprising and absorbing. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Horticulture pays off for an enterprising teen. Read full book review >

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REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Plenty of merriment, even for Yankees. (Paranormal comedy. 12-16)"
This paranormal chick-lit comedy finds a queen-bee high school girl from Alabama gaining superpowers that require her to protect the boy she's disliked all her life. Read full book review >

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PAT THE CAT by Jacqui Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Based on the picture book of the same name, this charming app is a flawless combination of music, sound effects, narration and interactive elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Still, Jack's jaunt will delight all Miss Muffets and Boy Blues. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Plotted out on a removable map tucked into a front pocket, young Jack Hubbard's search for treasure takes him past some familiar figures in this new outing from the creators of Fairytale News (2004). Read full book review >

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FAIRYTALE NEWS by Colin Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Readers who enjoyed making rounds with The Jolly Postman (1986) will happily trail along after young Jack. (Picture book/fractured folktale. 7-9)"
Leaving no tuffet unturned, the Hawkins incorporate dozens of folktale and nursery-rhyme characters into a multi-stranded romp, in the course of which newsboy Jack (Hubbard, scion of Old Mother), making his deliveries, passes a trio of Bears out for a stroll and a certain Wolf, then later trades the family cow for a magic bean and turns a giant into a devoted newspaper reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY'S END by Rachel Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A gently atmospheric ghost story with an intriguing setting and an appealing trio of protagonists. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The Boundary, a legendary fog bank, hovers off the Scottish coast, drawing welcome tourists and unwelcome scientists to the picturesque village of Journey's End; but as three preteens discover, it's anything but benign. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF VIDEO by Jeremy Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A novel that manages to be both very funny and very sad, with an unrepentant belief in both movies and love served with a cleverness and irreverence that are difficult to resist."
In this funny, surprisingly tender debut novel, Hawkins tells the story of a misfit group of video-store employees whose efforts to save their beloved shop offer the reader a cast of lovable oddities and a streak of infectious adoration for the power of movies. Read full book review >

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HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 2, 2010

"In spite of some clichéd, Dan Brown-influenced business with the top-secret Prodigium hunters L'Occhio di Dio, the snappy one-liners, loyal friendships and burgeoning romance will delight fans of Rosemary Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn series. (Fantasy. YA)"
Veronica Mars meets Percy Jackson and the Olympians in an appealing, if not groundbreaking, series opener. Read full book review >

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FIGMENT, YOUR DOG, SPEAKING by Laura Hawkins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Still, an interesting debut. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth-grader Marcella lies a lot, a habit that has left her with few friends except retarded Benny Boo and old Judge Scott, a gold-hearted curmudgeon who foresees (correctly) her own death in two weeks. Read full book review >

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LADY RENEGADES by Rachel Hawkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Mythic adventure at the country club. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Adolescent Alabama belles have taken on the magical powers of ancient Greek heroes and mystics, with complicated results. Now they try to resolve it all in this third installment of the Rebel Belle series. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SURVIVE A NATURAL DISASTER by Margaret Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"An exasperating, caustic read that is difficult to swallow, despite its brevity."
The story of a dysfunctional suburban family, seen through the eyes of its most troubled members. Read full book review >