Search Results: "Rob Brotherton"


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SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Rob Brotherton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A thoughtful, general analysis of conspiracy theories arguing that belief in secret plots is neither new nor unusual but a time-tested part of the human experience."
Combining historical anecdote and psychology research, Brotherton endeavors to explain how the human mind concocts conspiracy theories and the effects of these theories on society. Read full book review >

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NICOLE'S NEW FRIEND by Dawn Brotherton
CHILDREN'S

"An unevenly written, message-heavy story of sports and friendship."
Young softball players get lessons in sportsmanship in the third book in Brotherton's (Margie Makes A Difference, 2017, etc.) middle-grade series.Read full book review >

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SPIDER STAR by Mike Brotherton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid science and ideas aplenty, but none of the characters act or react with any real intelligence, and it's deeply unsatisfying that their problems are solved by extraterrestrials rather than by their own efforts."
Far-future alien-contact yarn from astronomer Brotherton (Star Dragon, 2003). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

The inspiring, page-turning story of Col. Luz, a 25-year member of the Army Reserves who in 2007 was awarded a Bronze Star for her service in Iraq. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"The lessons to be learned are many, but, the editors conclude, the regulatory mechanisms meant to preclude future meltdowns, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, are now under assault. Stay tuned."
Think Bernie Madoff was an outlier? To gauge by some of the contributors to this volume, the whole speculative economy is a vast Ponzi scheme. Read full book review >

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BLOWN AWAY by Rob Biddulph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A master-class of picture-book writing and illustrating. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rhyming picture book about the perils and joys of travel. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE A WORLD by Rob Gonsalves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"It may be interchangeable with its three predecessors, but it still provides peaceful, gently unsettling visions for young dreamers. (Picture book. 7-9) "
Imagine a new gallery of technically adroit paintings featuring M.C. Escher-like shifts in images and perspective: Gonsalves' fourth, and first solo, pictorial outing. Read full book review >

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MONSTER ON THE HILL by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Just plain monstrous fun. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
In an alternative 19th-century England, monsters both thrill and protect their towns. Read full book review >

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THE TROLL WHO CRIED WOLF by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A most admirable troll, notwithstanding the big floppy ears and flyaway orange hair. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-12)"
Beleaguered middle school troll Zarf gets a chance to show his true mettle when the Big Bad Wolf's motorcycle-riding minions take the Littlepig family hostage in this sequel to The Trouble with Weasels (2014). Read full book review >

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RUSSELL THE SHEEP by Rob Scotton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Quite a contrast to the usual run of ovine-driven snoozers, like Phyllis Root's Ten Sleepy Sheep, illustrated by Susan Gaber (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Scotton makes a stylish debut with this tale of a sleepless sheep—depicted as a blocky, pop-eyed, very soft-looking woolly with a skinny striped nightcap of unusual length—trying everything, from stripping down to his spotted shorts to counting all six hundred million billion and ten stars, twice, in an effort to doze off. Read full book review >