Search Results: "Josh Cochran"


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NEW YORK by Josh Cochran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"All in all, very much fun, although one might have trouble deciding whether to shelve it, hang it or reverse it. (Picture book. 4-10)"
It's a book! It's a poster! It's a toy! Hours of enjoyment! Read full book review >

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LOST CIVILIZATIONS by Sharon Linnéa
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

An attention-getting double cover with a die-cut window is the most—quite possibly the only—memorable feature of this cursory look at two vanished cultures and three abandoned cities. Read full book review >

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MEDICAL MARVELS by George Edward Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

In this compact assortment of reports on high-interest (for some) topics, Stanley invites readers to meet the Elephant Man and Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy, to speculate on the pasts and futures of the "Monkey Boy of Uganda" and other feral children, to marvel over various brain injuries and disorders and to get squicked out from learning about the effects of Ebola ("It was soon discovered that the man's internal organs had turned to liquid") and other "Virulent Viruses." Read full book review >

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ROUGHNECKS by Thomas Cochran
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Despite the unevenness, this is a promising debut: thematically complex, strongly written. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Cochran's first novel puts a fresh angle on a familiar story: Rival high-school football teams square off for the state championship. Read full book review >

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POISON by Molly Cochran
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Whether that's enough to keep fans reading the series remains to be seen. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
When three cowen—nonmagical—girls at the Ainsworth School fall prey to a mysterious illness and Katy takes the blame, it's clear that evil forces have returned to Whitfield (Legacy, 2011). Read full book review >

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YOU’LL BE SORRY by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Though even younger ones will reckon the unlikelihood of ever being in the same (so to speak) boat with Samantha, they may come away at least a little more convinced of the frequent connection between rash acts and unforeseen consequences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sandwiched between Schneider's stout denials that the episode is based on personal experiences is a puckish tale of impulsive sibling violence and remorse in a family of Kevin Henkes-like mice. Read full book review >

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ORSON WELLES'S LAST MOVIE by Josh Karp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Luckily, there's nothing unfinished in Karp's retelling. He follows every story, dollar and last legal battle in full detail. Whether the film sees a 2015 release on the anniversary of Welles' birth, as was speculated as of late last year, we at least have Karp to thank for the next best thing."
What became of The Other Side of the Wind, that crazy movie that took up the last 15 years of the life of Orson Welles (1915-1985)?Read full book review >

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PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR by Josh Sabarra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Sabarra's multitiered chronicle is salacious and provocative yet also intimate on a whole different level."
The life and times of a randy Hollywood public relations guru. Read full book review >

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UNPRECEDENTED by Josh  Blackman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"With his strong connections among the conservative and libertarian lawyers who mounted the constitutional challenge and his talent for translating arcane legal-speak, Blackman more than capably captures this dramatic constitutional showdown."
A young legal scholar delivers an impressive blow-by-blow account of the court battle to defeat the Affordable Care Act. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A solid choice for youngsters dealing with divorce and good for use in an educational or therapeutic setting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ted has some habits and attributes—nicknaming his elbows, for example—that some may find odd, but that's just the way he is. Read full book review >