Search Results: "Luke Reynolds"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"For those approaching or in the scrum of middle school, a positive reminder that the perfect middle school experience does not exist. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
With age-appropriate humor and insight, veteran teacher Reynolds offers advice aimed at assisting young people as they trek through the minefield that is middle school. Read full book review >

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IF MY LOVE WERE A FIRE TRUCK by Luke  Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"An opening for parent-child pairs to use their own imaginations to see where love will take them. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A father's lullaby to his young son imagines his affection in figurative language. Read full book review >

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BREAK THESE RULES by Luke  Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-meaning but uneven collection. (about the contributors) (Essays. 12 & up)"
Thirty-five essays encourage young readers to break the rules. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BLASTOFF! by Luke  Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"With its simple, declarative text and lively illustrations, this is an ideal story for transportation-themed storytimes or for launching kids to bedtime...maybe later rather than sooner. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An adventurous bedtime story is filled with imagination and a child's keen excitement in vehicular transportation. Read full book review >

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GUM LUCK by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Good, sticky fun. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Gum Girl is back in this second adventure. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NORTH by Luke Healy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Two parts historical, one part invention, a quiet contemplation and celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit. (afterword, author's note) (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
Two early-20th-century expeditions intertwine with a 21st-century story in Healy's debut graphic novel. Read full book review >

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HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >

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GOD - FACT OR FICTION by Luke Vandenberghe
Released: May 27, 2014

"A sharply written treatise dangerous for the weak of faith."
An atheist in full cry assembles scientific and historical evidence upholding his conviction that a supernatural God is a scientifically baseless human fantasy cynically upheld through the ages by bogus religions. Read full book review >

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BURNING GROUND by Pearl Luke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Grim, overwrought first novel heavily freighted with satanic symbolism and dirty thoughts. Luke's concise, vivid style is very much at odds with her subject."
Seven seasons in a fire tower haven't done much for the fragile sanity of Percy Turner. Read full book review >

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THE ECHO CHAMBER by Luke Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2011

"Vivid but not quite magical enough."
In a discursive first novel with horrific undertones, empires crumble, a madman makes his wife a mechanical heart and a child emerges late and fatally from the womb. Read full book review >

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THE FORMULA by Luke Dormehl
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The algorithmization of life reveals both good and dark sides, and in this lucid book, Dormehl, a good-sider, rightly cautions to never lose a measure of control."
The story of the myriad ways that algorithms are impacting our lives, from Fast Company senior writer Dormehl.Read full book review >

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COLD KILLING by Luke Delaney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2013

"A plodding debut with lip-smacking, bloody reminiscences from the perp and dreary foul-ups from the cops."
A serial killer stalks London. Read full book review >