Search Results: "Keri Smith"


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THE WANDER SOCIETY by Keri Smith
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 29, 2016

"The amusing and informative philosophy of a hidden culture that proposes that wandering is the key to a soulful life."
A guidebook to aimless wandering. Read full book review >

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WRECK THIS APP by Keri Smith
by Keri Smith, illustrated by Keri Smith, developed by CitrusSuite
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 19, 2011

"An app to energize the creative juices. (iPad interactive sketchbook. 13 & up)"
Essentially an interactive black-and-white coloring book filled with amusing tools to guide users in their pursuit to locate their inner artists. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2009

"The whimsical cartoon illustrations are a good complement to the breezy, conversational style. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Adolescent girls seeking a deeper understanding of the opposite sex will appreciate this appealing, entertaining guide full of useful facts and sound advice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Challenges remain for the Rays in terms of market size and the need for a new stadium, but this book shows how having a plan and sticking to it allows a team with financial savvy to trump those with deeper pockets."
This incisive account of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' rise from the cellar to the pennant suggests that baseball is a business like any other—and unlike any other. Read full book review >

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HEAD GAMES by Keri Mikulski
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"In all, a rather sweet if undemanding story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Basketball, boys and friends dominate the mind of 15-year-old Taylor, a too-tall, shy athlete. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT ARMENIAN by Keri B. Topouzian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Loose and rough in places, but a dramatic story of fighting for freedom."
On the eve of World War I, an Armenian black marketeer conceives a hazardous plan to help his family escape from Turkey to Cyprus. Read full book review >

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FULL MOON RISING by Keri Arthur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"Effective crossbreeding of romance and urban fantasy that should please fans of either genre."
Fun and feisty urban fantasy (with a liberal dose of romance), the first in a new series. Read full book review >

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TEDDY THE DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Readers may find themselves scratching their heads. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Teddy the dog decides to compete in a dog show. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DADS
by Julie Danielson

In 2009, award-winning author and poet Hope Anita Smith wrote and illustrated Mother Poems, a set of original poems about the loss of one pre-teen girl’s mother and her metamorphosis into a “motherless shell.” It was a book the Kirkus review called “undeniably visceral,” this personal set of poems from Smith.

Now, with Father’s Day just around the ...


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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BE YOUR OWN DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Not too amusing, not too original, not too necessary. (Picture book.3-7)"
Teddy is a large, gray-brown dog who enjoys his life as "leader of the pack," until he receives the unwanted present of a cat companion. Read full book review >