Search Results: "Marty Steere"


BOOK REVIEW

Sea of Crises by Marty Steere
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"A stellar thriller that handily juggles its formulaic elements to achieve near-perfect liftoff."
Debut author Steere shows off his air-and-space mastery in this swashbuckling tale of Apollo 18, the moon landing that never was. Read full book review >

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TWELVE TERRIBLE THINGS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Turns the terrible into the terrific. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"I'm warning you. If you turn the page, you are going to see some terrible things." Read full book review >

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ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A playful, punchy paean to the pervasive poot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's that smell? Oh how rude! But everybody does it. Read full book review >

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FAME, FORTUNE, AND THE BRAN MUFFINS OF DOOM by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Only for the strong-stomached. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Simon's dream to win a fortune in the school talent show with his two best pals, Munch and Ralph, is thwarted by the band trio's lack of practice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"It's the one for kids who are actually riding; those who will never sit on a horse may find the details dull. (Nonfiction. Everything Horses, 7-12; First Horse and Pony, 5-10)"
While they appear similar at first, two books appeal to different groups of horse-crazy kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABBIE HOFFMAN by Marty Jezer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Hoffman—and a whole doomed, inspired era—emerges vividly in this cleareyed, richly detailed work. (Photographs—24 pages b&w- -not seen.)"
A thoughtful, solidly researched biography of the wildly creative and iconoclastic yippie, portraying Hoffman as a fresh force in American political culture—and as a man ultimately sabotaged by bipolar disorder (manic-depression), which drove him to extremes and probably led to his suicide. Read full book review >

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SANTA'S UNDERWEAR by Marty Rhodes Figley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A troupe of entertaining elves, a jolly Santa, and lots of underwear jokes add up to Christmas chuckles in this engaging story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's nothing like underwear jokes to get kids giggling, and this funny story focuses on Santa's entire underwear collection and which set he will wear on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sturdy, unadorned historical fiction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After his father's death, 12-year-old Ben feels he must bring his big brother Reuben back from the war to help his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Liberating Tomas by David Marty
Released: July 8, 2016

"An uneven, unsurprising, but still quite sweet coming-of-age novel."
In Marty's (Living Beyond Rainbows, 2010) debut novel, a young, gay American has a sexual awakening in 1970s Europe.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love and Death by Marty Lewinter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2015

"Strong themes keep these traditional poems from feeling outdated."
Lewinter (Elementary Number Theory with Programming, 2015, etc.) channels Tennyson and Dickinson in well-constructed but old-fashioned poems about loss and the search for true love.Read full book review >

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Moonin Canoe & White Owl by Marty Napierski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2016

"While it offers a confusing plot, this Western novel about a gold heist delivers plenty of exhilarating characters and madcap escapades."
Welcome to Blazing Saddles, with a much larger cast.Read full book review >