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MONKEY ME AND THE GOLDEN MONKEY by Tim Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"While this series doesn't have aspirations to high literature, it does fulfill an important developmental reading need with high-interest humor and adventure. (Adventure. 6-8)"
Monkey business allows young children to make a serious transition from early readers to chapter books. Read full book review >

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ON THE FARM by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Harvey's mirth and ingenuity are apparent throughout, and though some components misfire, many more are delightfully daffy. Like a big box of chocolates. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Uncle Kevin has a farm, e-i-e-i-oh, there's a lot going on there! Read full book review >

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AT THE BEACH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

Harvey offers a set of aerial beach scenes for less maniacal Where's Waldo? fans to pore over, featuring several dozen tiny vacationers sunning themselves, playing in the sand, visiting the nearby hamlet or generally mucking about. Read full book review >

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THE ROOFTOP ROCKET PARTY by Roland Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Crisp writing, top-notch composition, and exuberant illustrations from blueprint endpaper to blueprint endpaper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Finn's summer visit to "famous rocket scientist" Doctor Gass is a serious and glorious adventure. Read full book review >

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IN THE BUSH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Off drive the narrators the next morning, sharing their favorite parts and inviting readers to add others—which will be hard to pick. (endpaper maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this companion to the equally rollicking At the Beach (May 2006), Harvey takes a family of vacationers into the far-from-deserted outback. Read full book review >

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STORM RUNNERS by Roland Smith
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Since they are left sharing a barn with an elephant who is about to give birth as a vicious escaped leopard roams outside, readers are really going to want to find out what happens next. (Adventure. 11-13)"
Readers will really feel blasts of wind, water and flying debris in this disaster tale—at least until the narrative cuts off in mid-howl. Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENCE HALL by Roland Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An interactive website is scheduled to launch with the book's release. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old "Q," or Quest, is at a life-changing moment. Read full book review >

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Conscious Awakening by Roland Hirasek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A poorly organized collection of musings on a variety of consciousness-related topics."
A disjointed exploration of paranormal phenomena and existentialism. Read full book review >

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"Wordy, technically elaborate, and lacking emotional payoff."
Hughes' experimental fiction—a blow-by-blow account of the ultimate financial 9/11—is intended as “a wake-up call.” Read full book review >

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S/Z by Roland Barthes
Released: Sept. 9, 1974

"Barthes has brought new life to a foundering literary aesthetics with this synthesis of science and imaginative humanism, for those familiar with the terminology."
In this essential application of structural linguistics to the problems of literary criticism, Roland Barthes—a disciple of Saussure and one of the cardinal spokesmen of semiology—opposes both the goals and methods of classic rhetoric. Read full book review >

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SHOWBOAT by Roland Lazenby
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"This is bound to be the best biography of Kobe Bryant for some time, even if at times it may be overkill."
A mammoth biography of one of basketball's most complicated stars. Read full book review >