Search Results: "Stan Kirby"


BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN AWESOME AND THE NEW KID by Stan Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"For seekers of super-silly series sagas. (Fiction. 7-10)"
MI-TEE! It's superhero adventures in sleepy Sunnyview. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN AWESOME TO THE RESCUE! by Stan Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"As Captain Awesome would say, this kid is 'MI-TEE!' (Fiction. 5-8)"
The town of Sunnyview got a little bit safer when 8-year-old Eugene McGillicudy moved in. Read full book review >

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LIBERTY by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Practically perfect. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A white boy's love for a dog crosses social divisions in this World War II story. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN by Jessi Kirby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"A satisfying counterpoint to conventional romantic teen fiction. (Fiction. 12-17)"
The chance discovery of a private journal leads 17-year-old Parker Frost on a journey in which she finds out as much about herself as about the mystery she is trying to solve. Read full book review >

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THE CLOCKWORK THREE by Matthew Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An interesting concept, but it needed a little more time to come together. (Steampunk. 9-14)"
Three poor children leading separate lives find friendship and marvel in a late-19th-century alternative-American city. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF US by Jessi Kirby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A weightless romance meant to elucidate that one's true self is unsinkable. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Given a second chance at life, Liv must unravel the mysteries occluded by her memory loss. Read full book review >

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OUR NAPOLEON IN RAGS by Kirby Gann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Impressive and ambitious work from a talent to watch closely."
Second-novelist Gann (The Barbarian Parade, 2002) delves into the lives of eccentric and semi-lost regulars at a bar in a forsaken part of town. Read full book review >

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THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Just the thing for a day or two at the beach. (Romance. 11-16)"
Trent died in a car accident 400 days ago, leaving Quinn, his girlfriend, with crushing, unremitting grief that has derailed her life. Read full book review >

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DASH by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Mitsi Kashino and her family are forced to move to a Japanese internment camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

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RAGE IN PARIS by Kirby Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Williams is a first-time novelist, and it shows. The point of view teeters between Urby's flashy first-person observations and a blander third-person narrative. Yet the book's ragbag-deco milieu enhances its perversely anachronistic appeal."
A raucous exercise in screwball historical fiction with some hard-boiled action blended in. Read full book review >

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GHOSTING by Kirby Gann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Hillbilly noir as literary fiction of the first order."
Mister Greuel never could abide chaos. Now "product" is missing, along with his best salesman, a "laker" named Fleece Skaggs. Such it is that sets a drug-dealing Kentucky enterprise unraveling in Gann's (Our Napoleon in Rags, 2005, etc.) third novel. Read full book review >

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HATTIE EVER AFTER by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Historical fiction with heart. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Plucky Hattie Inez Brooks, star of Hattie Big Sky (2006), returns to try to find her place in the world. Read full book review >