Search Results: "Scott McEwen"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"This aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action and technical nitty-gritty, should appeal to conservative readers and military buffs."
Memoir of America's most prolific sniper, with an emphasis on the grisly, unpredictable nature of contemporary warfare. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE RIVER by Helena McEwen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Banality and radiance combine oddly in a novel that achieves immediacy but risks claustrophobia."
The naïvely voiced, impressionistic tale of a young English art student's painful acquisition of wisdom. Read full book review >

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BEAR HUG by Katharine McEwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Romantic and attractive but ultimately unsatisfying. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A childlike version of a bear's life story. Read full book review >

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SEND FOR A SUPERHERO! by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Although this approach has been used before, rarely has it been executed with such hilarious results. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An over-the-top comic-book adventure within a bedtime story aims for laughs. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

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

WHERE’S MY DARLING DAUGHTER? by Mij Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Nifty fodder for the predictable and patterned books collection. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Poor, distracted Papa Bombola is distressed looking for his missing "darling daughter." Read full book review >

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COWS IN THE KITCHEN by June Crebbin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Zany animal antics fill McEwan's illustrations to bursting; the twist is that the next time Tom Farmer falls asleep the animals tiptoe up to him before they raise a ruckus all over again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Livestock's great out on the range, but when there are cows in the kitchen, sheep on the sofa, and hens on the hatstand, Crebbin warns, look out. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO SILVER STREET FARM by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Young activists will be inspired and entertained by these three animal-loving friends and their supportive community. (Chapter book. 6-9)"
Three kids, many years of planning and an audacious go at public activism add up to one community farm. Read full book review >

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I KNOW HOW WE FIGHT GERMS by Kate Rowan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"It's a lively and inviting introduction to colds and germs—and science—for the sniffle-prone picture-book set. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The Sam's Science series (see Maynard, above) introduces Sam, who has a cold, and who sneezes; his mother explains why he should catch his sneeze in a tissue—a germ from a sneeze can spread up to ten yards, "as far as three elephants standing in a line." Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO WON THINGS by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Running jokes and surprises further animate this cheery tale, which will draw 'Young Cam Jansen' graduates like flies. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Fans of the resourceful Gaskitt family, introduced in The Man Who Wore All His Clothes (2001), will welcome this new, multi-stranded caper. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN WHO SMELLED A RAT by Allan Ahlberg
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A rare treat for new readers. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Madcap, zany adventures follow the Gaskitt family in these 16 chapters of fun. Read full book review >

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TURNING BACK THE CLOCK by Umberto Eco
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Entertainment and a bit of wisdom for a thinking audience."
The prolific novelist, essayist and philosopher comes this time as a latter-day Walter Lippmann in this gathering of journalism, most of which first appeared in two Italian newspapers. Read full book review >