Search Results: "Nate Silver"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"Some of the sections of the book are best understood by readers with mathematical reasoning skills, but the author is mostly accessible and enlightening."
An anointed wunderkind explains his own success as a prognosticator and explains why so many self-anointed "experts" are often wrong about winners in politics, sports and other realms. Read full book review >

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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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SURVIVE by Nate Hardcastle
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Rattling stories that repel and attract the reader like natural forces, dreadful and irresistible."
A discomforting collection of stories of people in extremely straitened circumstances, stranded and often with nothing to eat but their deceased comrades, assembled by Hardcastle (Deep Blue, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BLOODSTONE by Nate Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 30, 2006

"Ghostly cackles that will raise few hackles."
A debut horror novel saddled with by-the-numbers spooks. Read full book review >

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DAY ONE by Nate Kenyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Occasionally thrilling but not very credible and full of blunders."
Malevolent computer intelligence aims to take down humanity in this apocalyptic thriller set in New York City, from the author of Diablo III: The Order (2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY PARENT HAS CANCER AND IT REALLY SUCKS by Maya Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are some helpful ideas and anecdotes here, but it's not for every teen. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A guide for teens who have a parent with cancer is chock-full of information and advice but sometimes misses the mark. Read full book review >

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ELWOOD BIGFOOT by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bright, enticing cartoon illustrations and a character many can identify with will hook storytimers and new readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Elwood Bigfoot is lonely…won't any birdie be his friend? Read full book review >

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HOW FAST CAN YOU GO? by Kate Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Great for a transportation-themed storytime or one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 2-4)"
This simple book about transportation will introduce toddlers to wagons, bicycles, cars, rockets and more. Read full book review >

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HORSE CAMP by Nicole Helget
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"While Penny and Percy are easy to dislike, it's nonetheless oddly amusing to watch their evolution into more decent people, especially since readers have the fun of viewing the change from the pair's richly biased viewpoints. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Twelve-year-old twins Penny and Percy and adopted brother Pauly are spending the summer on their Uncle Stretch's farm while their parents try to straighten out their messed-up lives. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 2012

"A must-read for anyone who is serious (or whose child is serious) about playing college hoops, and it doubles as an interesting take on the recruitment process for fans of the college game."
The director of basketball operations for Southern Illinois University offers young players (and their parents) a step-by-step guide to developing the skills and good habits necessary to obtain a college hoops scholarship. Read full book review >

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A densely packed, dizzyingly detailed tale of art and espionage."
Archaeologist and journalist Silver traces the route of a lost masterpiece. Read full book review >