Search Results: "Russ Cox"


BOOK REVIEW

FREDDY THE FROGCASTER AND THE HUGE HURRICANE by Janice Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 13, 2015

"Common-sense attitude and advice, sunnily conveyed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Budding weatherfrog Freddy makes his television debut as a hurricane roars over Lilypad. Read full book review >

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Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by Janice Dean
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A fitting sequel to Freddy's original adventure, packed with facts accompanied by cheerful illustrations."
Snow, snow, and more snow. What's a frog to do? Dean's (Freddy the Frogcaster, 2013) irrepressible amphibian puts his weather-safety skills to good use in this snowy sequel. Read full book review >

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MERRY MOOSEY CHRISTMAS by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"Stick with the original story of Rudolph and his redeeming red nose, with two new versions available in 2014. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer decides he wants to stay home for just one Christmas Eve, so a Moose takes his place, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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FREDDY THE FROGCASTER by Janice Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The forecast is for frequent checkouts for Freddy during weather-study units. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A weather-loving frog finds a forecasting career in his future after he saves the town picnic. Read full book review >

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FREDDY THE FROGCASTER AND THE TERRIBLE TORNADO by Janice Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2016

"Best read for its informational content. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Freddy the Frogcaster learns about tornadoes. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN GIRL by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Buried in the acknowledgements is a contact for others interested in traveling or working in Russia. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
An award-winning photojournalist (Eskimo Boy, 1992) focuses on a nine-year-old girl in Suzdal, an ancient Russian town 150 miles from Moscow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARIS TWILIGHT by Russ Rymer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Rymer has drastically overextended himself. For a novel that covers, seamlessly, street demonstrations, surgery and much else besides, see Ian McEwan's Saturday."
An American doctor in Paris is confronted by a slew of mysteries in this slow-moving debut. Read full book review >

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ESKIMO BOY by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Pronouncing glossary of 21 Inupiaqu words. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In perceptive, skillfully composed color photos captioned with a brief text, a realistic portrait of seven-year-old Norman and his life year-round. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPHIC CANON by Russ Kick
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 22, 2012

"If artists, as British sculptor Anish Kapoor famously said, make mythologies, then this volume is genuinely a marriage of equals."
Classic literature gets desterilized with the help of the modern world's most daring graphic artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE by Russ Gregory
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"When Gregory sticks to the facts of his fiction, letting the action take over and the characters speak for themselves, he unleashes a riveting thriller."
A 103-year-old nursing-home resident knows the deep, dark secrets behind a sniper's serial killings. How many more will die before she's done telling her tale? Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, SHE LIED by Russ Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2007

"Cartloads of down-home humor, amusing characters and a hint of romance for the feisty heroine make for an agreeable, if not especially innovative, read."
A retired schoolteacher pits her sleuthing skills against con artists and hit men. Read full book review >