Search Results: "Natalie Merchant"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A musical treat for parents as well as their children. (Poetry/CD. 5 & up)"
An American singer-songwriter's two-CD album becomes a children's poetry collection. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A by-the-numbers business book stuffed with case studies of success and failure but also with good material for priming the pump."
An exhortation to raise one's freak flag, dust off that notebook full of plans and dreams, and set up shop. Read full book review >

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THE ONE DEVICE by Brian  Merchant
Released: June 20, 2017

"Merchant's story takes sometimes-unexpected turns, but in the end, he paints a thoughtful portrait of how a piece of reigning technology became ubiquitous in just a decade, for good and ill."
Wide-ranging history of the iPhone, which might just be "the pinnacle product of all of capitalism to this point." Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTIVISTIC PREMISE by Eli Merchant
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2013

"A concise, persuasive argument for the importance of the collective in economics."
Merchant offers a collectivistic approach to economics in his debut treatise. Read full book review >

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MOON RABBIT by Natalie Russell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Vintage-looking patterns decorate shades, vases, even trees and create an experience as pleasant as tea and a scone. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this tale spun as sweet as sugar (previously published in the United Kingdom), a little rabbit enjoys her city life. Read full book review >

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SWITCHED AT BIRTHDAY by Natalie Standiford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A characteristically insightful tale that affirms the importance of true friendship and self-acceptance. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A wish, a shared birthday and some "theater magic" transform the lives of two young teens. Read full book review >

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TRANSPARENT by Natalie Whipple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"A great fit for fans of unusual love interests, happily free of all the brooding of Twilight. (Science fiction/romance. 13 & up)"
An invisible girl finds it hard to hide in this X-Men-meets-The Godfather debut. Read full book review >

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SIX MONTHS LATER by Natalie Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"As tension rises among these sharply observed characters, this smart, edgy thriller taps into the college-angst zeitgeist, where the price of high achievement might just be your soul. (Suspense. 13 & up)"
Chloe calls herself "the last slacker standing" but figures she'll have all senior year to repair her tattered GPA. Instead, she wakes up to find six months have passed in which her world has changed beyond recognition—including herself. Read full book review >

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THE MOON OVER HIGH STREET by Natalie Babbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A congenial, cheerful tale with an important message; Babbitt may reach a new generation of readers with this satisfying work. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Babbitt's gentle tale presents 12-year-old Joe, who is faced with a decision that could completely change the course of his life. Read full book review >

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JACK PLANK TELLS TALES by Natalie Babbitt
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"By the final page, it's obvious what Jack (and Babbitt) can do better than almost anyone else—tell a really good story. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Babbitt's first offering in 25 years does not disappoint. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT by Natalie Standiford
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A decidedly purposeful not-love story, this has all the makings of a cult hit with a flavor similar to Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999). (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Surprising everyone at their private school, a sardonic loner befriends the new girl in this unusual story of an intense platonic relationship between two misfits. Read full book review >