Search Results: "Jonathan Richards"


BOOK REVIEW

NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

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CRITTER SITTER by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kids who appreciate critters and stories about them will truly enjoy sitting with this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Henry gets much more than he bargained for—and, happily, so do readers—as he attempts to "creature control" a bevy of pets of assorted species: goldfish, boa, tree frog, cockatiel, cat and Slobberchops, the bloodhound. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2013

"Just as dreadful as the first book. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The turgid adventures of a half-breed vampire and the human girl who loves him continue (Black City, 2012). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WONDERS by Jasmine Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Dipping into the deep plot well of Middle Eastern fairy and folk tales, this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. Read full book review >

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BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Bloated and banal. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Eyes will roll. Read full book review >

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THE PARLIAMENT OF BLOOD by Justin Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Complete with clouds of vampire bats, mesmerized orphans and a massive underground pipeworks filled with blood, this fast-paced adventure makes for a delightfully gruesome alternative to Twilight. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Victorian London's taste for ancient Egyptian artifacts might lead to the destruction of humanity when the British Museum inadvertently frees an ancient vampire master. Read full book review >

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ZANNA’S GIFT by Scott Richards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Note: the description of Ernie, dead in bed, frozen in rigor mortis, is unlikely to be read aloud by a cozy Christmas fire."
A little girl's artwork turns into a big, big symbol. Read full book review >

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THELONIOUS RISING by Judith Richards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2014

"A bittersweet, sobering urban adventure story of realistic love and redemption."
In this coming-of-age adventure, a survivor rises from the destruction of post-Katrina New Orleans to not just rebuild his life, but find and claim his heritage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Clearly written and filled with detail, this will be a strong contender in the calendar-book sweepstakes. (76 illustrations)"
The approach of the millennium has generated a spate of books on the history of our calendar. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A patiently crafted glimpse 'through a crack in the wardrobe' of the devastation wrought on Russian society during the turbulent post-Communist '90s. See Daniel Treisman's The Return (2011) for a more comprehensive history of Russia from Gorbachev to Medvedev."
The editor of openDemocracy Russia doggedly pursues the question: What does it mean to be Russian, now that communism has collapsed? Read full book review >