Search Results: "Steve Cox"


BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, MONSTER? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An interchangeable knockoff but still tailor-made to spark bursts of delighted nighttime screaming. (Novelty/picture book. 4-7)"
In a barely disguised remake of Is That You, Wolf? (2012), intrepid readers are invited to stick their hands into a series of pockets…and feel what lies within. Read full book review >

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STUFF! by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"An admirable introduction to beginning environmentalism for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pinch the pack rat is encouraged by his friends and neighbors to scale down his bursting-at-the-seams lifestyle and reform his pack-rat ways by donating unwanted items to the neighborhood tag sale. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF A KILLER CAT by Anne Fine
ANIMALS
Released: March 7, 2006

"Readers will hope for an American release of the sequel, Return of the Killer Cat. (Fiction. 7-10)"
"So hang me. I killed the bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE SUN SHINES THROUGH by Allan Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Creative inspiration for poetry novices, small groups and those who are burned out by the business world."
In this spare volume of poetry and reflection, Cox ("Whoa! Are They Glad You're in Their Lives?" 2013, etc.) encourages creativity in the corporate world and beyond. Read full book review >

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NIGHT TALK by Elizabeth Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An affecting celebration of the resilience of friendship, but undercut by its stock characters, who, despite nods to Faulkner and other southern greats, remain flat and unsurprising."
Friendship across the great racial divide of the South is sensitively addressed in a novel that tries too hard to make a moving tale profound. Read full book review >

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THE WAGES OF SIN by Sarah Cox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Cox lavishes attention on the murders' visceral details at the expense of the investigation's deductive details."
DS Matt Arnold (Blood Is Thicker, 2008) faces the effects of his son's injury while grappling with a serial killer whose signature defies belief.Home in London is no haven for DS Arnold, whose wife Jo barely speaks to him. Read full book review >

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A RING OF TRUTH by Michelle Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"An engaging and effective romp rich with historical details."
In this second installment of a mystery series, a young woman navigates her future with her fiance and the unfriendly world of the upper class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A brief but edifying remembrance that's filled with poignant personal reflection, as well as moments of international adventure."
A personal memoir about a man's difficult relationship with his father, his search for enlightenment, and his obsession with tennis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X-FILMS by Alex Cox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Suggests that director commentary is best left to the special-features disc."
An iconic independent filmmaker looks back on his career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUND BOOK by Trevor Cox
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"An intriguing tour d'horizon of the world of sound."
Cox (Acoustic Engineering/Salford Univ.; Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers, 2009) explores how the psychological and physical worlds of sound come together. Read full book review >