Search Results: "Ken Jordan"


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Released: April 1, 2001

"An unusual exploration of a quiet revolution that changed the world."
A comprehensive and ambitious anthology chronicling the history of "the multimedia revolution." Read full book review >

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BAD BOY by Dream Jordan
Released: March 1, 2012

"An engaging follow-up with a worthy message. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tough and determined foster kid Kate, whose winning and often funny narrative voice made Hot Girl (2008) come alive, returns for a slightly flatter sequel. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Entertaining enough. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This conclusion to the Firelight trilogy continues the conflict between a dragon-girl and those who hunt her kind. Read full book review >

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THE GOATNAPPERS by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The goatnappers' amusing antics and Justin's challenging choices make this a good read for middle-graders. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Lost Goat Lane (2004), the endearing Martin family returns with the focus on 14-year-old Justin. Read full book review >

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AFTER EVER AFTER by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Recommended for fans and new readers alike. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this companion novel to Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie (2005), Steven's little brother Jeffrey, now in eighth grade and in full remission from leukemia, discovers that happily ever after isn't quite what he expected. Read full book review >

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FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Just surrender to the sizzle. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Dragon shapeshifters steam more than sparkle in this romantic fantasy. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER by Jordan Sonnenblick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"It all feels too heartwarming to be true, but his fresh, unique insight into the teen voice will keep the readers chuckling and the pages turning. (Fiction. YA)"
Sonnenblick's sophomore effort opens with Alex, a 16-year-old guitar-playing wise guy drunkenly crashing his mom's car into a neighbor's lawn gnome. Read full book review >

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LOST GOAT LANE by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A treat for middle readers. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Previously presented as the film The Sweetest Gift, this tender story features a family abandoned by its father and on the brink of losing its tiny farm. Read full book review >

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FALLING OVER SIDEWAYS by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Authentic, funny, dramatic, fantastic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Claire's family is turned upside down, her friends—and enemies—become a surprising source of support. Read full book review >

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RISE OF FIRE by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Skip it. (Fantasy. 12-13)"
A fantasy conclusion brings romance and intrigue. Read full book review >

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SHADE by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"Still, Jordan undoubtedly has the skills to turn it into a movie that will be well worth seeing."
The ghost of a murdered woman relives and evaluates her life in this elaborately orchestrated tale from the Irish novelist (The Dream of a Beast, 1989, etc.) and filmmaker (Mona Lisa, The Crying Game, etc.). Read full book review >