Search Results: "Matthew Green"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2008

"Essential for anyone interested in understanding the politics of modern Africa."
A searching work of investigative, on-the-ground reporting from the front lines of a long-roiling conflict in the heart of Africa. 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

EVEN ALIENS NEED SNACKS by Matthew McElligott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Tasty fare for alien fans. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When his summer snack stand fails to attract family and neighbors, an enterprising young chef with a flair for the unusual draws some very weird customers from way out of town. Read full book review >

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INSECT-LO-PEDIA by Matthew Reinhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Reinhart offers no back matter, either. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Plainly intent on cramming the heads of budding naturalists with insect facts while communicating his own enthusiasm for the critters, Reinhart sandwiches quick looks at 26 sorts, from bristletails and cockroaches to ants and butterflies, between general comments on their common characteristics, and their medical, gustatory, and ecological relationships with us. Read full book review >

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WOLF IN THE SNOW by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Deeply satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A near-wordless story of kindness repaid. Read full book review >

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NEW KID by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Exciting, romantic and thought-provoking, this book scores a home run. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A teenage baseball star struggles not only with game-day stress, but also with the ever-present fear that his world is about to end. Read full book review >

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FORCE OUT by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A slice of life for middle school readers who know that their sport is a microcosm of the larger world. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Two sixth-grade Little Leaguers and best buddies find their friendship tested on and off the diamond. Read full book review >

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TRUTH OR DARE by Jacqueline Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Good intrigue designed for the chick-lit crowd. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
A well-plotted suspense tale aims itself at the Pretty Little Liars fan base. Read full book review >

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TILLY'S MOONLIGHT GARDEN by Julia Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Nuanced and gently-paced, share this with imaginative young readers dealing with change. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
If Tilly's world seems surreal, it is because it has been upended: Her mother is absent, bedridden with a difficult pregnancy, the family has moved, and Tilly's best friend is miles away. Read full book review >