Search Results: "Josh Baron"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSH WHOEVER by Michael Guillebeau
Released: March 20, 2013

"First-timer Guillebeau, whose software programs reside in the International Space Station, churns out wisecracks with machine-gun rapidity. His plot may be improbable, but when the laughs come this fast and funny, who really cares?"
A con artist turns good Samaritan and pays the price. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"An exhaustive, somewhat circuitous literary treatment that favors history over histrionics."
The lively, sprawling chronology of the concert-ticket sales business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSH BAXTER LEVELS UP by Gavin Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Smartly paced and emotionally engaging, a book even those who have never held a controller will enjoy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A video game-obsessed middle schooler tackles his third new school in two years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Johnson never disappoints; in this one memory, family stories and baseball braid together a sweetly powerful and slyly subversive tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Peck's strong, evocative pastels with their vintage look are just right for Johnson's home run of a story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISKEY BARON by Jon Sealy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though it could use a better title, this is a near-flawless effort by a writer to watch."
Sealy's stunning debut novel is a potent mashup of noir, Southern fiction and period novel, set in South Carolina during Prohibition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLUFFY AND BARON by Laura Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"An author's note on the final page offers useful information on both domestic and wild ducks, including migration and the life cycle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rankin draws on her own childhood memories in this satisfying story of an unusual friendship between a German shepherd and a domestic duck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An immensely readable off-the-beaten path history."
Historian and travel writer Palmer spins the recherché story of a megalomaniac German Russian reactionary who invaded Mongolia during the Russian Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BARON WAR by Jory Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Fans of the series won't be disappointed if they're looking for more of the same."
The fourth in Sherman's novels about the Barons of Texas (Grass Kingdom, not reviewed, etc.), with the Civil War as a backdrop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOODY RED BARON by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

Vampire-battle aces let slip the bats of war in this superior sequel to Anno-Dracula (1993), itself a benchmark for vampire fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POTATO BARON by John Thorndike
Released: May 30, 1989

Thorndike (Anna Delaney's Child, 1986) builds his smoothly constructed second novel around an 80's dilemma: in order to keep a marriage together, just how much does a man have to sacrifice for the sake of his wife's independence? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN by Heinz Janisch
ADVENTURE
Released: May 30, 2010

"This is handsomely designed in picture-book format, but the font size and amount of text on each page make it a lengthy read-aloud choice for kids whose imaginations trip the light fantastic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Tales of Baron Munchausen have mostly belonged to previous generations, with a few books popping up now and then. Read full book review >