Search Results: "Joe Buff"


BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER IN THE DEEP by Joe Buff
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Shockwaves pop your eardrums, since Buff can't spare a word to bore you."
Sequel takes a blazing leap forward from Buff's narcoleptically technical first nuclear sub novel, Deep Channel Sound (2000). The glossary helps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIDAL RIP by Joe Buff
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Thick with technical data, strategy, and descriptive detail and written with stiff precision: for military tacticians, armchair and otherwise. Others, caveat emptor."
The continued adventures of heroic submarine commander Jeffrey Fuller, squaring off in the near future against the evil Axis powers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP SOUND CHANNEL by Joe Buff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2000

"One needs more than just a fondness for gadgetry fiction to stay the course here: One needs to be addicted."
More electronic gimcrackery than you can shake a MAD (magnetic-anomaly detector) at in this debut thriller about submarine warfare in the year 2011. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAS OF CRISIS by Joe Buff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Buff can do gadgetry without breaking a sweat, but where are the fiction chops?"
It's 2012—apocalypse time again, now with Germany and South Africa as the Axis of Evil. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUL OF THE MATTER by Bruce Buff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Back to the lab."
The discovery of genetic information that unlocks the mysteries of life and creation challenges two scientists and imperils their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOBY AND THE ICE GIANTS by Joe Lillington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A skimpy alternative to Adrian Lister and Martin Ursell's Ice Age Tracker's Guide (2010). (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A small bison meets some ice age megafauna in this prehistoric ramble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CROCODILE DOES NOT BITE by Joe Kulka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An amusing twist that will make readers wonder about the meaning of a really well-trained crocodile. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Cindy Lou and her miniature poodle Fifi become just desserts at the school pet show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGET FIDGET AND THE MOST PERFECT PET!  by Joe Berger
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Familiar waters, sure, but it's the rare child who doesn't dream of having his or her very own Thunderhooves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bridget Fidget desperately wants a pet unicorn to name Thunderhooves, so when a giant box arrives downstairs marked "Fragile" (or, as she imagines, "Here's your new pet!") she dives right in, spreading Styrofoam pellets ("snow") all over the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP by Joe Cepeda
by Joe Cepeda, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An accessible and imaginative title for emergent readers just learning to decode and understand the written word. (Early reader. 3-7)"
One gusty fall morning, a surprise blows through an open window into the bedroom of two sleeping children, both with dark hair and light-brown skin. It's a pinwheel! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Future journalists, go forth. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-14)"
An upbeat guide that encourages young people to meet all sorts of community folks. Read full book review >