Search Results: "Ron Clark"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2011

"Those expecting to find a biting commentary on the state of education will be disappointed, but this timely resource can make school a motivational and fun community."
Inspirational, easy-to-follow insights on how to grow smarter, healthier children and communities. Read full book review >

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RON POWERS
by Megan Labrise

When Kelly Rindfleisch wrote the words, “No one cares about crazy people,” she never dreamed Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers would read them. 

“I cannot describe to you the emotion, the shockwave, that hit me when I read that quote,” says Powers, author of No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and ...


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CHASING THE STORM by Ron Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A serious look at a dangerous pursuit. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Recognizing the appeal but emphasizing the difficulties, a veteran science writer offers a window into the world of scientists and lay enthusiasts who follow violent storms, particularly tornadoes. Read full book review >

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CURIOSITY'S MISSION ON MARS by Ron Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"An informative, useful look at a current and ongoing mission to explore our nearest neighbor in the solar system. (source notes, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A brief overview of how Curiosity, the rover NASA sent to Mars in November 2011, is making amazing discoveries suggesting some parts of Mars may have been habitable—and could be again in the future. Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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TIGER, TIGER, BURNING BRIGHT by Ron Koertge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A consistently entertaining novel that moves swiftly to its thoughtful conclusion. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After his dad left years ago, Jesse and his mom moved in with her father. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 1990

Quirky, often bizarre plum pudding of offbeat investigative pieces by a fine writer of personal journalism (Manhattan Passions, 1987). Read full book review >

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MARIETTE IN ECSTASY by Ron Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"But what Hansen has achieved, through his immaculate narration and (in the Joycean sense) his invisibility, is a notable act of witness."
One of the enduring Christian mysteries is the existence of stigmatics (``people who bear in their bodies the injuries of Christ's crucifixion''). Read full book review >

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The Story of Walter White by Ron Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 28, 2015

"A modern morality tale of redemption, adventure, and survival."
In Cooper's debut novel, a dying man in a nursing home breaks his silence to relate the story of his adventures aboard the Sweetie Pie, a modern-day pirate ship. Read full book review >

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NOW HE THINKS HE'S DEAD by Ron Goulart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"And if it's a little too short and silly to merit its price tag, at least it's over before it wears out its welcome."
Another bouncy, flibbertigibbet escapade for artist H.J. Mavity—now deepening the cleavage on bodice-ripper books for editor Lloyd Dobkin—and for her current live-in, ex-hubby, and commercial voice-over specialist Ben Spanner (Even the Butler Was Poor). Read full book review >

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"Corkscrew Ridge by Ron Winter extols the healing power of nature in this peaceful, appealing novel."
On an old farm in need of love, Paul Kostner discovers what can happen when one returns to nature. Read full book review >