Search Results: "Josh Starbuck"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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RED MEAT CURES CANCER by Starbuck O’Dwyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"Like Christopher Buckley without the subtlety, O'Dwyer's first vaults over any ideas of good taste into a realm of deep-fried comic genius."
A meaty, bloody slab o' satire. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY SLEEPS (BUT NOT FRED) by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Ingenious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Master staller Fred meets his match (poetry!) in this hilarious not-yet-ready-for-bed tale. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS SPARKLE-HEART GETS A MAKEOVER by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A testament to the joy of creation and a celebration of a different kind of beauty—sparkling indeed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Schneider's playful take on the beauty makeover upends expectations with comedic—and powerful—results. Read full book review >

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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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TALES FOR VERY PICKY EATERS by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"It all makes James' father's last urging—'I was just going to say that you might like them if you tried them'—wholly fresh and unexpected advice. (Early reader. 5-9)"
Broccoli: No way is James going to eat broccoli. Read full book review >

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KID AMAZING VS. THE BLOB by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Imaginative new-sibling fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jimmy becomes a superhero and conquers his archnemesis. Read full book review >

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A.D. by Josh Neufeld
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Bristling with attitude and pungent with social awareness."
Graphic artist Neufeld paints an emotive portrait of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, as seen through the eyes of seven of the city's citizens. Read full book review >

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WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOMETIME by Josh Sundquist
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Funny, sympathetic and poignant, Sundquist's memoir has a high probability of success. (Memoir. 13 & up)"
A fondness for math plus a self-deprecating sense of humor equals Sundquist's memoir of dating and self-acceptance. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND FIRST SIGHT by Josh Sundquist
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Thought-provoking and insightful. (author's note) (Romance. 13-18)"
Sundquist (We Should Hang Out Sometime, 2014) explores blindness and sight in his first novel. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED HOPES by Josh Ruebner
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A flawed fulmination that reports only virtue on one side and all guilt on the other."
An official of a pro-Palestinian lobbying group finds the administration of President Barack Obama to be, like all administrations of the past 65 years, egregiously unfair to Palestinian interests. Read full book review >