Search Results: "Scott Garrett"


BOOK REVIEW

SECRET AGENT GADGET BATTLE by Bob Pflugfelder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Hot-glue-gun fans will barely need the story that surrounds this new set of do-it-yourself gadget projects, but the continuing mystery will keep readers wanting more. (Adventure. 9-13)"
Determined to uncover the identity of the secret agent who seems to be right inside their uncle Newt's house with them, 11-year-old twins Nick and Tesla construct a variety of spy-revealing gadgets in this third of an ongoing mystery-and-how-to series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Another fast-paced mystery and treat for technophiles. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Gadget-happy twins Nick and Tesla return to build some robots and solve a series of burglaries. Read full book review >

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BOOKMARKS ARE PEOPLE TOO! by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"An uncomplicated opener, with some funny bits and a clear but not heavy agenda. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Hank Zipzer, poster boy for dyslexic middle graders everywhere, stars in a new prequel series highlighting second-grade trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

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FREE BIRD by Greg Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2002

"Flashbacks to Forester's marriage are compelling, but they get lost in the overwritten and overemotional drama of the whole."
Predictable debut in which an attorney turned soul musician who blames himself for the tragic accident that killed his wife and young son hits the road in search of—yes—his soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Part survival guide, part cautionary tale, a volume in which every aspiring entrepreneur should invest."
Accomplished attorney and author Sutton (Start Your Own Corporation, 2012, etc.) presents a second volume on how to build a well-protected business from the ground up. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Readers looking for easy money may be discouraged by Sutton's demonstration of just how complex real estate money can be, but others will find helpful guidelines, tips and tricks presented in a clear, engaging style."
Investing in real estate is as easy as understanding the tax code and personal-injury law, according to this informative but daunting primer, part of the Rich Dad Advisors series. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE BALLS DROP by Brad Garrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"Garrett's celebrity status and comic take on the second half of life will draw readers in, but his occasionally hateful diatribes might put some of them off."
A clarion call to men pushing 50 from "an optimistic pessimist." Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CUTIE BEAR by Garrett Hedman
by Garrett Hedman, illustrated by Garrett Hedman, developed by Garrett Hedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"Not quite ready for prime time, but with major revisions to the text, this could be an Appus cutimus. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A teddy bear's search for self leads to encounters with three real bears. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF BABYLON SHALL NOT COME AGAINST YOU by George Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 1996

"A provocative riff on the not-so-distant past, though more an entertaining colloquium on the state of the nation than a page-turning investigative yarn. (Author tour)"
Trying to make sense of the then and now, a journalist revisits his Florida hometown to investigate the mayhem that occurred there in April 1968, the same week that Martin Luther King was assassinated, and turns in a story whose denouement is secondary to the always engaging storytelling. Read full book review >

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ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND by Annie Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"No dissonant notes or other clunkers here, just a rather monotonous, predictable melody. (First serial to Good Housekeeping)"
Love lost, love regained is really the only theme of this remarkably slight romance debut from celebrity journalist Garrett (a.k.a. Read full book review >