Search Results: "Josh Holinaty"


BOOK REVIEW

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO IMMORTALITY by Maria Birmingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A tasty distillation of history, religion, chemistry, biology, technology, and pop culture. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A matter-of-fact chronicle of the long search for the elixir of life, the philosopher's stone, the fountain of youth, and other means of exceeding our allotted spans. Read full book review >

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IT'S CATCHING by Jennifer Gardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Infectious. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A slim volume about a small protagonist. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Popular science through and through, you can't help enjoying this. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
"A human is a pretty wild thing," argues the author of this collection of curious facts and intriguing studies about human behavior. Read full book review >

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LIAM TAKES A STAND by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"Hard work, thrift, and ingenuity add up to success not only in business, but social relations too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Spurned by his hypercompetitive big brothers, little Liam trumps their business plan. Read full book review >

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IRA CRUMB MAKES A PRETTY GOOD FRIEND by Naseem Hrab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A valuable lesson in friendship, with walking pickles on the side. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Ira Crumb is "trustworthy, super helpful, and also really fun to be around"—but, having just moved, he is also "The New Kid." Read full book review >

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SAY IT AIN'T SO by Josh Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Lenny is thrown several curves as he solves the mystery and finds a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a friend in this satisfying caper. (Mystery. 8-12)"
The second installment in the Lenny & the Mikes mysteries finds Lenny Norbeck and his friends Mike and Other Mike in seventh grade with a new case to solve. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR BIJOU by Josh Farrar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid, timely effort. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Surviving middle school and puberty is an age-old challenge that video cameras and YouTube have only complicated, as vividly demonstrated in this enjoyable, seriocomic tale of new love, culture clash, adolescent social stratification and friendship. Read full book review >

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STRIKE THREE, YOU'RE DEAD by Josh Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An enjoyable baseball story that young fans will follow all the way to the bottom of the ninth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Lenny Norbeck thought the contest to win a chance to broadcast one inning of a Phillies game would be fun. But it is murder. Literally. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF THIEVES by Josh Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"An enjoyable escapade, delivered with wit, wisdom and just a bit of history thrown in for good measure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
What kid doesn't dream of swashbuckling adventures in faraway places, freed from the strictures of parents, school, siblings and caregivers? Tom Trelawney gets to experience a real adventure in this rollicking tale, but it may just be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

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BEAR-SUIT MOZART by Josh Starbuck
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"The plot is thin, but fun characters and sharp writing make Starbuck's novel a worthy read."
In this snappy sci-fi debut, artificial intelligence is real and its fate lies in the comically clumsy hands of two investigative journalists. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND HILLS TO HEAVEN by Josh Ruxin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A personal adventure tale with a serious message for those concerned with eradicating poverty."
The upbeat story of an American couple raising their three children in Rwanda and making a huge difference in the lives of thousands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAT THE REAPER by Josh Bazell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2009

"A wildly funny mashup between genres that makes ER and St. Elsewhere look tame."
The past comes knocking for a physician with a fistful of secrets. Read full book review >