Search Results: "Robert Rigby"


BOOK REVIEW

MELTDOWN by Andy McNab
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. YA)"
The final, exciting book in the Watts Family adventures from Britain reaches a satisfying resolution with this caper about a dangerous new drug that threatens all Europe. Read full book review >

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AVENGER by Andy McNab
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"This well-crafted series, featuring plenty of computers and gadgets, continues to emerge as an excellent choice for reluctant readers and for anyone who enjoys suspense. (Fiction. YA)"
This third in the series that includes Traitor (2005) and Payback (2006) emphasizes more intrigue than action, although action fans certainly won't be disappointed. Read full book review >

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PAYBACK by Andy McNab
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Good entertainment for the action and suspense crowd. (Fiction. YA)"
This sequel to the authors' Traitor (2005) picks up with 17-year-old Danny and his British SAS-veteran grandfather Fergus as they hide out in Spain from a high-placed traitor in British intelligence. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE CHICKEN LITTLE by Robert Byrd
retold by Robert Byrd, illustrated by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A handsome, most welcome addition to the now–sadly neglected, too-little–published literature of folk and fairy tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
Byrd retells the familiar tale of folly and trickery, adding some outsize bravery and a happy ending. Read full book review >

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PIRATE’S EYE by Robert Priest
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"Readers too will be left reflective by this understated episode. (Picture book. 7-9)"
As in his Old Pirate of Central Park (1999), Priest pairs elegantly composed, deceptively simple cartoon illustrations to an unusually rich and satisfying story. Read full book review >

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AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH by Robert Shetterly
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2005

In tribute to this country's proud tradition of protest, fine artist Shetterly has chosen 50 Americans who have stood up for what he calls "the promise of America," presenting them in a series of accurately painted head-and-shoulder portraits with their names and a pithy quote scratched in. Read full book review >

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GIANT MEATBALL by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Yum. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In the fine tradition of stories featuring oversized food, here's a cautionary tale about a narcissistic meatball who comes to a bad and sudden end. Read full book review >

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SHIPS by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With its concluding tableau of a working port, this nifty history will leave young mariners fulfilled. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 6-12)"
The history of seafaring transport, from rafts to supertankers, receives a brief but engaging treatment. Read full book review >

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AMY’S LIGHT by Robert Nutt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Sweet, with lovely artwork. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Nutt's debut, a magical encounter with fireflies helps a young girl overcome her fear of nighttime shadows. Read full book review >

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LEONARDO, BEAUTIFUL DREAMER by Robert Byrd
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2003

"His twin regards for subject and reader make this offering a winner. (author's note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
As thorough an exploration of Leonardo's achievements as can be wrought in picture-book format, this offering takes every opportunity to give the original Renaissance Man his own voice. Read full book review >