Search Results: "Jeff Hirsch"


BOOK REVIEW

BREAKAWAY by Jeff Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Only for series fans who haven't moved on. (Mutiplatform fiction. 9-12)"
The Cahill kids continue their clue quest to save the world. Read full book review >

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THE DARKEST PATH by Jeff Hirsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An intriguing vision of a possible future rooted in current politics and wrapped in an exciting tale of war. (maps) (Fiction. 12-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe is caught up in the second American Civil War. Read full book review >

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BLACK RIVER FALLS by Jeff Hirsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"While Hirsch has created what could be an exciting concept, the reality is slow-paced and anticlimactic. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Hirsch's latest (The Darkest Path, 2013, etc.) is an epidemic novel with a twist. Read full book review >

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MAGISTERIUM by Jeff Hirsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Rushed worldbuilding and romance by peer pressure undercut any excitement the occasional battle might engender. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
What could have been an interesting exploration of the conflict between science and magic instead devolves into a choice based simply on who has the bigger bombs. Read full book review >

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THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by Jeff Hirsch
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"At times heavy-handed, but the author's enthusiasm shines through. (Dystopia. 12-17)"
Hirsch's debut explores the creation of a new civilization out of post-apocalyptic ruin. 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

VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >

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DOGS by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Thorough, clearly presented scientific information is lightened by silly asides from dog-narrator Rudy to keep readers entertained and engaged as they learn a huge amount about the science of dogs. (further reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 8-14)"
In-depth science about dogs is presented in a graphic-novel format in this latest Science Comics installment for middle graders. Read full book review >

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HAVE COURAGE, HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"This Australian import is certain to be welcome in libraries where the other books have been popular. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Spunky Hazel Green returns for a third adventure, again set in her urban apartment house and involving adults as much as the children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A great subject overwhelmed by legal minutiae."
Who was the clever thief who snatched Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London in 1961? Read full book review >