Search Results: "Jon Chad"


BOOK REVIEW

LEO GEO AND HIS MIRACULOUS JOURNEY THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jon Chad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"'Science is no walk in the park,' he rightly proclaims. Also: 'Long live geology!' (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 7-10)"
The top geologist at the Fizzmont Institute of Rad Science takes a solo journey right through the planet. It's science! With monsters! Read full book review >

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THE AVERAGE AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Chad Kultgen
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Even if Kultgen intends this as satire, it's hard to believe anyone can develop an interest in such a narcissistic, unsympathetic and downright odious narrator—one who makes Shallow Hal look like Heathcliff."
The narrator from Kultgen's earlier novel (The Average American Male, 2007) is back—if anyone is interested. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAMPION OF THE WORLD by Chad Dundas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Dundas suggests writers known for loosely historical works, such as Doctorow and Chabon, but he features a pared-down, punchy style that goes well with his characters' basic raw ambitions and emotions."
In 1920s America, when professional wrestling is in its dying years as a serious sport, one high-stakes contest brings together athletes, gangsters, and long-suffering women in this fine debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Psycho Save Us by Chad Huskins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 2013

"A disconcerting central character is adeptly balanced by a strong young girl likely to win readers' hearts."
Huskins' (Khan in Rasputin's Shadow, 2009) latest thriller follows two kidnapped young sisters who find help from an unlikely source—a psychopathic serial killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EUREKA by Chad Orzel
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Orzel's point is well-taken: Like breathing, we are engaging in the scientific process much of the time, even if we don't know it."
Orzel (Physics/Union Coll.; How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog, 2012, etc.) explains that we all think like scientists, at least some of the time; we just may not know it.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Though somewhat academic and consistently grim, Broughton's book provides ample documentation of a central truth of late-American history—namely, that capital has no country."
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. As this sociological study shows, that, at least, is what they tell the eggs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF FIELDING by Chad Harbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"A promising debut—and one guaranteed to draw attention, for it commanded an unusually big advance and will likely be pushed accordingly. Stay tuned."
An amiable, Middle American, baseball-centric coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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SECRET SALVATION by Chad Josey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A captivating, high-stakes sci-fi adventure that suffers from too much background material."
A debut novel tells the story of a doctor recruited to survive a world-ending event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Stiff verse aside, the book has undeniable child appeal. (notes, suggested activities) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An inquisitive field mouse ventures from his nest for the first time and encounters various creatures—big and small, friend and foe—all while learning and teaching readers about the habitat of a meadow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU’RE A BAD MAN, MR. GUM! by Andy Stanton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Illustrated on nearly every page with comical vignettes and spot art, the tale makes a serious assault on the silly bone. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
An outstanding opening carries this debut import past some surreal patches. Mr. Gum "lived in a great big house in the middle of town. Read full book review >

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FALL MIXED UP by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A true celebration of fall certain to be a winner with teachers and children alike; here's hoping that the rest of the seasons will follow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This rollicking fall frolic is sure to arouse a chorus of hearty negatives in every audience as children race to point out the mistakes in both the text and the illustrations. Read full book review >