Search Results: "Matthew Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARING ESCAPE OF THE MISFIT MENAGERIE by Jacqueline Resnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Pure melodrama with stereotypical villains in a circus setting; the appeal of talking animals with dabs of humor from the twin twits make for a good old-fashioned story. (Animal fantasy. 9-11)"
Years ago, stories of boys running away from home to join the circus were popular. This tale turns tail as an indentured boy and "misfit" animals try to run away from the circus. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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MATTHEW DOWD
by Rhett Morgan

A political analyst with ABC news, the co-author of 2006’s Applebee’s America, and the former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, Matthew Dowd has spent the last seven years ruminating on the current state of the country. Through his columns and TV appearances he sharpened his observations about leadership and what is lacking in that leadership, but it ...


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START YOUR READING YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH JANUARY'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Another year of reading begins! What better way to start it off than with books that will stretch your imagination? This month's selection of the best science fiction and fantasy reads offers sword and sorcery, eldritch horrors, a richly-imagined forest world, deals with the Devil in the Old West, espionage across parallel worlds, and a 25th Century whodunit ...


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HERE’S TO THE LADIES
by Julie Danielson

We may be nearing the end of March, but before it’s over, let’s honor one of the best things about it – that it’s Women’s History Month. If you work in any way in an educational setting with children’s literature, I hope you show your students books about strong women all throughout the year and not just during March. If ...


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BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBER by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A rehash of the memory-loss trope weighed down by too little action and an unengaging protagonist. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After suffering a major loss, one girl utilizes her father's new memory-erasing technology to ease the pain only to spiral down a rabbit hole of shocking family secrets. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND FORGET by Bob Cook
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Cook, who has carved out a niche for himself with his charmingly whimsical spy capers (Paper Chase, Disorderly Elements), now stretches thin an oft-used premise-the HAL-like computer gone amok—in this tale of FATS, the first "fully autonomous tactical satellite." Read full book review >

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THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A twisty but ultimately perplexing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fake psychic gets involved in a fake kidnapping. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD GIRLS by Méira Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1999

"But where Thomas was determined to penetrate to the heart of his mystery, Cook seems equally set on preserving her mystery all inviolate."
Canadian poet Cook debuts with a teasing, lyrical inquest into a modern case of stigmata. Read full book review >

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FATAL CURE by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"Watch your back, Hillary Clinton. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for March)"
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the hospital, the king of medical malfeasance (Terminal, 1993, etc., etc.) shows why managed care makes life equally dangerous for idealistic doctors and their patients. Read full book review >

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EDGE OF THE TRIANGLE by D.H. Cook
Released: March 10, 2011

"A hit-and-miss tale of souring American dreams, this subtle, affecting take on the travails of immigrant strivers turns cartoonish and contrived when those strivers bootstrap into wealth and power."
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire anchors a generations-long family tragedy in this brooding historical melodrama. Read full book review >