Search Results: "Jess Keating"


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HOW TO OUTFOX YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sweet reminder that being a middle school girl is about far more than boys and makeup. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When your best friend lives on the other side of the world, it can be hard to stay best friends. Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enjoyable frolic with a great message that kids won't even notice they're absorbing. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Which is worse: a shark or a 13-year-old bully? Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTRUN A CROCODILE WHEN YOUR SHOES ARE UNTIED by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"An amusing, highly readable book about the perils of being 12 in a snake-eat-snake world. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Living in a zoo wouldn't be so bad if the whole school didn't know about it. Read full book review >

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PINK IS FOR BLOBFISH by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An intriguing approach for animal-fact enthusiasts. (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Seventeen of the world's oddest creatures share a single characteristic: their pink coloration. Read full book review >

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WHAT MAKES A MONSTER? by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Lurid design detracts from the helpful message that even ugly, scary animals deserve protection. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
An invitation to consider the title question through descriptions of 17 animals with monstrous features or habits. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Inspiring, if agenda driven, and serviceable as a companion or alternative to Heather Lang's Swimming with Sharks, illustrated by Jordi Solano (2016). (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. Read full book review >

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A DETECTIVE IN LOVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Transcends Harriet's debut (The Hard Detective, 2000) to join Keating's trenchant studies of The Rich Detective (1993), The Good Detective (1995), The Soft Detective (1998), and The Bad Detective (1999)."
Because you never know when Eros may strike without warning or pity, John Piddock has an unusually broad-minded agreement with his wife, Det. Supt. Read full book review >

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CRIME WAVES I by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Low-key and diverting, though lacking a standout."
Retiring after a 25-year stewardship as editor of the annual Crime Writers Association anthology, Herbert Harris is replaced, this year, by critic/mystery writer Keating, who includes three original stories (Catherine Aird's slight car-mishap; Mike Ripley's droll plot against Shakespeare; and Michael A. Lewin's hilarious spin on Dan Quayle as an accidental detective), six EQMM reprints (his own paean to ``The Speckled Band''; David Williams's clever customs comeuppance; Robert Barnard's truly malicious tale of seasonal giving; Julian Symons's elegantly written suburban nightmare; Reginald Hill's melodramatic horror story; and Susan Moody's twist on the writer's experience with crime), plus eight stories unfamiliar to American readers from such as Antonia Fraser (Jemima Shore in jeopardy), Michael Gilbert (a keen look at business improprieties), Liza Cody (hooliganism at a theme park), and Simon Brett (a long, drawn-out bit of fatherly advice). Read full book review >

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I KNOW SASQUATCH by Jess Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Despite its clever multimedia illustrative style reminiscent of the Knuffle Bunny books, this forgettable story lacks the substance to recommend it beyond a cursory source of cuteness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The truth about Sasquatch is revealed. Read full book review >

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LOVELY by Jess  Hong
by Jess Hong, illustrated by Jess Hong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"'Lovely is different, weird, and wonderful.' So reads the caption for a white girl with blonde hair and one blue and one brown eye! A simple book with lots of truth. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, and this book encourages readers to regard everyone as "lovely." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Interesting idea, not-so-great execution. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Brie's heart literally breaks, killing her, she must go through the five stages of grief before moving on in the afterlife. Read full book review >

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BABYLON BOYZ by Jess Mowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1997

Mowry allows young readers to hang with the Babylon Boyz, an inner-city posse: Dante, a 14-year-old ``crack baby'' with a heart condition; Pook, a fearless, gay street fighter; and Wyatt, witty and able to slip a gun past the school's metal detectors by packing ``heat'' in his rolls of fat. Read full book review >