Search Results: "Roger Croft"


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THE MAGHREB CONSPIRACY by Roger Croft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"The gripping conclusion to a spy series piloted by a relatable, enjoyable hero."
The intense, riveting final installment of Croft's (Operation Saladin, 2013, etc.)Mideast trilogy. Read full book review >

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Operation Saladin by Roger Croft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2013

"A web of secrets and betrayal sure to grab spy-novel fans."
A suspenseful, behind-the-scenes look at espionage and politics through the eyes of a British journalist. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY FICTIONS by Barbara Croft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 1998

"A light touch and a good ear will always carry the day: Croft fits her voice to her characters perfectly and, with consummate skill, fits her characters to their world."
A collection of ten stories that earned author Croft (Primary Colors, 1991) the 1998 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Read full book review >

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SURPRISING SHARKS by Nicola Davies
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Surprising, indeed. (Junior Library Guild Selection) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Rarely do author and illustrator complement each other as perfectly as in this undersea jewel. Read full book review >

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MOON’S CROSSING by Barbara Croft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Richly textured, with a deft, light touch: a beautiful and intricate account of a world in transition."
Drue Heinz winner Croft (Necessary Fictions, 1998) offers a haunting first novel about a dreamer who wanders off the farm at the end of the 19th century to find himself thrown into the maelstrom of American history. Read full book review >

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AUGUST by Romina Paula
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Paula's English-language debut is almost impossible to put down: moody, atmospheric, at times cinematic, her novel is indicative of a fresh and fiery talent with, hopefully, more to come."
A young woman returns home five years after her best friend's suicide. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The issue of staying safe in cyberspace doesn't get the thorough and courageous treatment it requires. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12- 14)"
For pre-teens and teens dealing with some of the problems of surfing the Internet, a guide that proves too superficial to be of much use. Read full book review >

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NUMBERS by Roger Priddy
by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Though creative, this selection doesn't shine. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This interactive concept book provides some visually appealing but poorly constructed images. Read full book review >

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TOYS by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"An unassuming little gem. (Board books. 6-18 mos.)"
A bright pink cover contains a simple yet ingenious vocabulary builder for young babies. Read full book review >

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BABY TOUCH AND FEEL HONK! HONK! by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"A couple are pretty lame—the fire engine has shiny foil lights, the pickup a similarly shiny grill—and appeal more to the eye than the fingers, but overall, this bruiser will likely see plenty of use. (Ages 1-2)"
With testosterone fairly vibrating from its pages, this vertically oriented, slightly oversized book celebrates Big Machines That Go Vroom, including a semi, a dump truck, a fire engine, a backhoe, a pickup and a concrete mixer: "This is a very useful truck / With an important job to do, / Mixing up the concrete / And delivering it too!" Read full book review >