Search Results: "Jon Berkeley"


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CHOPSTICKS by Jon Berkeley
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Still, a dragon's a dragon, and wee dragon aficionados probably can't get enough. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Berkeley offers a mildly entertaining story of the friendship between a mouse and his dragon. Read full book review >

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BELL HOOT FABLES by Jon Berkeley
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Good fantastical fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this inaugural adventure in the Bell Hoot Fables series, Bea Flint and her family win a "Blue Moon Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure Holiday" with no return trip. Read full book review >

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JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

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UH-OH, CLEO by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sure hit. (Fiction. 5-8)"
If you want to get an eight-year-old to tell a story, ask him if he has ever been to the emergency room or had an accident. Read full book review >

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TOOTH FAIRY’S FIRST NIGHT by Anne Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Tooth Fairy (2000). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A resourceful young tooth fairy on her first mission encounters unexpected difficulties in this charmer. Read full book review >

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I BARFED ON MRS. KENLY by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"New readers and fans of Judy Moody and Ramona Quimby will find a new heroine to appreciate in the irrepressible Cleo. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Likable Cleo has gotten herself into another fix, and this time she's the victim of her own unpredictable stomach. Read full book review >

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UH-OH, CLEO by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"At the end, Cleo decides to turn this episode into fodder for in-class writing, and young writers will want to mine their family memories for stories of their own. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Cleo Small tells the hilarious story (based on the author's real life) of her five siblings, two parents and a mountain hike on Mount Baldy. Read full book review >

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BERKELEY AT WAR by W.J. Rorabaugh
Released: April 13, 1989

Taking the events that shook U Cal at Berkeley and the city itself during the 1960's as a paradigm, Rorabaugh (The Craft Apprentice, 1985) manages in this evocative and smoothly written work to comment on the major national concerns of the period. Read full book review >

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BERKELEY IN 90 MINUTES by Paul Strathern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2000

"Presumably intended for college students who can't be bothered to read primary sources, Strathern's quixotic portrait isn't likely to improve their grades—although it will certainly provide a laugh or two."
The very first sentence of this whimsical introduction to Irish philosopher Berkeley (1685-1753) gives away the game: Strathern (Foucault in 90 Minutes, see below) declares that Berkeley's work is "ludicrous" and "gives philosophy a bad name." Read full book review >

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LITERATURE CLASS, BERKELEY 1980 by Julio Cortázar
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 28, 2017

"It's great to have these insights from the author himself about his writings, but it's a bumpy ride for all but a small, scholarly audience."
A collection about the art of fiction. Read full book review >

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Jon Hersey - Industrial Spy by Leo N. Ardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A thrilling, adventurous novel that will appeal especially to readers interested in business recon."
Debut novelist Ardo offers a unique, concise novella about a young widower who finds redemption through politically motivated corporate espionage. Read full book review >