Search Results: "Mimi Cross"


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THE CRANKAMACALLIT by Mimi Cross
by Mimi Cross, illustrated by Juergen Berkessel, developed by Polymash
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2011

"Nevertheless, it's got a formidable array of virtual mechanics that'll wow any kid who's starting to look beyond LEGOs for bigger building blocks. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A brawny antidote to the fairy-tale adaptations and cutesy cartoon-character apps that overstuff the App Store, this ear-catchingly titled story is all about power tools and building. Read full book review >

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THOUGHTS FROM A QUEEN-SIZED BED by Mimi Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"A gentle, moving celebration of the quotidian."
Brief essays about an enduring marriage, motherhood, breast cancer, and aging. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Voyeuristic and occasionally fascinating."
Kiss-and-tell memoir about the author's affair with President John F. Kennedy, beginning when she was a White House intern in 1962. Read full book review >

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ANGELA LANSBURY'S POSITIVE MOVES by Angela Lansbury
Released: Nov. 7, 1990

A charming, low-key exercise/diet/cookbook from the actress best known for her role as writer/sleuth Jessica Fletcher on TV's popular Murder, She Wrote. Read full book review >

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WIDER THAN A MILE by Mimi Hughes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"A notable window onto the unique mindset of an athlete set on pushing her body to the limit."
In a bid to raise environmental awareness, Hughes recalls swimming the length of the Danube River in her inspirational, if occasionally repetitive, debut. Read full book review >

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FISH STORIES BY A SCIENTIFIC NOBODY by Mimi Gerstell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2016

"This book's complexity may drive some readers away, but its 'in the trenches' view of science and academia should be examined."
A debut memoir recounts the experiences, conclusions, opinions, and connections the author developed during the time she spent pursuing a career in the sciences. Read full book review >

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VORTEX by Julie Cross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In the sequel to Tempest (2012), Jackson Meyer is now an agent-in-training, working for a top-secret branch of the CIA. Read full book review >

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KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross
Released: April 10, 2012

"Clever fun. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A girl struggles to escape her fairy-tale fate in this suspenseful fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2012

"Surprising, vivid and cohesive—the work of a pro. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
A steampunk adventure in which an omniscient narrator delves into multiple heads and a quartet of friends take lurid risks to save their fifth counterpart. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers should start with the first installment to absorb this grimly mesmerizing and fascinatingly unusual series. (Fantasy. YA)"
What began as outdoor survival here turns eerily psychological as Cross wraps up this grippingly original series. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"The book has won Britain's Smarties Prize. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf, 1990, Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Read full book review >

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SKYLAR ROBBINS by Carrie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A sometimes entertaining but predictable story."
In the second book of the Skylar Robbins Series, a young sleuth seeks for hidden jewels on the property of her new house while dealing with middle school life. Read full book review >