Search Results: "Shawn Decker"


BOOK REVIEW

DECKER by Kevin Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Crisp prose and a savvy protagonist accentuate a smart and unpretentious genre tale."
In this debut crime novel, a Korean War veteran moonlighting as a bank robber in 1950s New York mingles with vicious hoodlums, the consequence of romancing a mob boss' ex-wife. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Stoked by the author's boundless, good-natured charm, his story pops with an effervescent sense of humor that never falters."
Think you've got it rough? Hemophiliac Decker contracted hepatitis B at four, was given an HIV-positive diagnosis at 11—and he can still crack a smile. Read full book review >

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SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. Read full book review >

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SHAWN AND KEEPER SHOW-AND-TELL by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"After all, 'they were the best of friends.' (Fiction. 4-7)"
A lively easy reader in which the author takes a page from Letterman's stupid pet tricks and the illustrator captures the hilarity. Read full book review >

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RUN FAR, RUN FAST by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gripping episode, though the plot comes to such an abrupt end that it reads like the opening chapter of a longer work. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
"Every year was the same until her tenth summer. The Pestilence entered the girl's world like a tide." Read full book review >

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FOR LIBERTY by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"By March 5, 1770, it was dangerous to be a soldier in Boston." Read full book review >

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THE LETTER HOME by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"This elegant work powerfully conveys the slow crawl of war from a soldier and father's perspective. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Though this quiet tale of war is set in 1918 Europe, the story itself could reflect any modern war. Read full book review >

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THE PUNK ETHIC by Timothy Decker
Released: May 1, 2012

"Funny and unusually freeform, but then, maybe rigid narrative structure is for losers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A month in the life of a blunt, cynical punk-rock guitarist. Read full book review >

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PYONGYANG'S RECRUIT by Lyman Decker
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Decker's first effort is an easy read with a twist ending, but it lacks bite."
When FBI counterintelligence specialist Lane McCormick is awakened in the middle of the night and summoned to investigate the suicide of a CIA agent, he finds himself caught in a maelstrom of espionage, alcoholism and sex. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORWOOD by Shawn Sheehy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An auspicious debut, imparting a worthy message in playful language and harmonious, sophisticated paper design. (Informational pop-up book. 6-9)"
Seven big, multileveled pop-up versions of animal-built homes or other structures highlight nature's interconnectedness. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I STUBBED MY TOE by Shawn Byous
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An eye-tickling, cacophonous vocabulary builder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Byous explores the domino theory—and they all fall down—to comic effect. Read full book review >