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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A magnificent biography—and an unflinching study of Realpolitik in the ancient world."
A superb character study that's a massive expansion and revision of Green's Alexander the Great (1978, published only in Great Britain as a trade paperback). Read full book review >

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THE HELLENISTIC AGE by Peter Green
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A readable survey for the nonspecialist with an interest in the ancient world."
A well-crafted and indeed short history of the three centuries between the death of Alexander the Great and Rome's final conquest of the eastern Mediterranean. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG THROUGH THE BITTER ORANGE TREES by Ersi Sotiropoulos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Some memorable detail and wry observations, but capricious character behavior and too many anticlimaxes will frustrate readers."
Four young lives intersect in contemporary Greece. Read full book review >

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Warship Poseidon by Peter Greene
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Greene's swashbuckling tale of high-seas adventure is pure, uncomplicated fun."
Living in a three-sided box in the back alleys of 19th-century London, 12-year-old Jonathan Moore and friend Sean are press-ganged into service aboard the HMS Poseidon, a 44-gun fighting frigate of the British Royal Navy in Greene's tale for young readers. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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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 >

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BEST OF THE BEST by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2011

"Ethics in sports lifts this above the usual sports saga. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Another episode in the life of 12-year-old baseball phenom Josh LeBlanc, introduced in Baseball Great (2009). Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A WOULD-BE PRINCESS by Jessica Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A mighty inspiring debut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
To be popular with the "princesses" in her Australian elementary school is not Jillian's destiny, especially with King-Nerd Nigel and the rest of the "misfits" tagging along. Read full book review >