Search Results: "Josh Elder"


BOOK REVIEW

READING WITH PICTURES by Josh Elder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Worthy of concept, wildly uneven in execution. (downloadable lesson plans, not seen) (Graphic anthology. 10-13)"
Fifteen short, new (save one) episodes from 32 comics artists, writers and editors are presented as demonstrations of how comics can be used for educational purposes. Read full book review >

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THE SCRIBBLE SQUAD IN THE WEIRD WILD WEST by Donald "Scribe" Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Skip. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Four friends embark on an unexpected adventure when a mural they are painting comes to life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"A long list of people won't like this book, from George Bush to Gary Busey. Gary Busey? Yes—and that's just one instance of culture clash."
From gyrene to jihadi journalist—it's not the usual American career trajectory. Read full book review >

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READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME by John Elder
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1998

"Frost would have cringed. (illustrations and maps, not seen)"
A slight memoir celebrating the natural wonders of the Vermont mountains. Read full book review >

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Furies Unleashed by Stephen Elder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An assassin story that delivers action while shrewdly examining the consequences."
In Elder's (Daughters of the World, 2014, etc.) thriller, sex-trafficking mobsters and U.S. authorities threaten a secret group that specializes in administering justice for violated women.Read full book review >

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Rhiannon's Tale by Barbara Elder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2015

"A solid debut layered with flashbacks, eroticism, and emotionally dynamic characters."
In this romantic fantasy debut, a young woman who can see peoples' auras learns that she's part of a larger clan, one a militant cult wants destroyed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A disturbing but necessary book."
An investigative reporter sheds light on a shocking decadeslong sex scandal at a prestigious New York prep school. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A warmhearted, appealing account by a masterful storyteller."
A father reflects on the "tumultuous father-son journey" that he and his son have shared. Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST BIRTHDAY GIRL by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A gift of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Little Dana needs big lessons in kindness more than any birthday present—unless a present can teach her something, that is. Read full book review >

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SWITCHED ON by John Elder Robison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A fascinating companion to the previous memoirs by this masterful storyteller."
The bestselling author shares his experience as a participant in a cutting-edge study of the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the brains of people on the autism spectrum. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Recommended reading for anyone seeking to understand Aspergian children and adults."
A guide to making the most of living with Asperger's Syndrome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Overly sentimental, this feel-good story may leave adult readers wanting."
A city family discovers the kindness of country strangers in its search for a lost puppy. Read full book review >