Search Results: "Thompson Square"


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ARE YOU GONNA KISS ME OR NOT? by Thompson Square
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Daniel and Casey's story is warmhearted but slight."
Can a struggling boy who writes beautiful music find love with a privileged girl who writes beautiful lyrics? Maybe in a country song. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN TROPHY by Bee Square
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2014

"The characters are cute and colorful, but they're not strong enough to carry this weak storyline and flawed interface to a first-place finish. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
An interactive exploration of what might have happened after the Tortoise bested the Hare. Read full book review >

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Supping with the Devil by Richard Elliot-Square
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An engaging finance thriller foiled by plot flubs and typos."
In Elliot-Square's debut thriller, an entrepreneur's greed gets him embroiled with a high-powered—and dangerous—tycoon. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, THREE... CRAWL! by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple but effective celebration of the thrill that comes with moving under one's own steam. Get ready for repeat readings. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Spare text and dynamic illustrations pair well in this ode to crawling. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR ATLANTIS by Colin Thompson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1994

"Captivating. (Picture book. 5+)"
The tale announcing the theme is quickly told: The ten-year- old narrator's grandfather returns from a life at sea to tell of fabulous Atlantis, to be found in his sea chest along with ``Everything you could ever want...if you know where to look for it''; then he sets out ``on his final voyage, across a sea of dreams.'' Grieving but curious, the boy explores from the attic down. Read full book review >

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THE PAPER BAG PRINCE by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"More than just another ecological fantasy, this dump is a compelling symbol of the earth itself; it's to be hoped that, like the old man, humanity will be here to welcome nature back if the pollution ever abates. (Picture book. 7+)"
A gaunt old man spends every day at the town dump, feeding the many creatures that live there, poking through junk for firewood, clothes, and paper bags, and trying to ignore the thundering trucks. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfect for toting along to the park, no matter what the weather. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Limited, clear text and matching illustrations are the highlights of this offering for active toddlers. Read full book review >

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UBAC by Alan Thompson
Released: Oct. 7, 2012

"A strong, fast-paced thriller exploring unique facets of the Cold War, with an intriguing international scope."
In his debut, Thompson delivers a Cold War thriller with an unusual twist. Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE GARDEN by Colin Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Not all children will know how to take their futures in hand as Peter does, but the knowledge that they can try resides within these illuminating pages. (Picture book. 8-13)"
Thompson (Tower to the Sun, 1997, etc.) spins elements not so much of escape as solace in his story of a boy who flees the rattle and nonsense of his home life for the pastoral confines of an apparently endless city park. Read full book review >

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DISAPPEARANCE AT HANGMAN'S BLUFF by J.E. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Nail-biting suspense, distinctive yet realistic characters and an abundance of local color will win this one lots of fans. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Intrepid sleuths and best friends Abbey Force, descendent of the former owners of Reward Plantation, and Bee Force, descendent of slaves on that same plantation, set out to solve another mystery in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE INSIDE by Holly Thompson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"This is an artistic picture of devastation, fragility, bonds and choices; here's hoping some Tohoku tsunami books from a Japanese perspective will join it. (poetry list, recommended resources) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In flowing free-verse poems, a 15-year-old white American girl who grew up in Japan recounts a kaleidoscope of devastations, recoveries and irreparable damage—ranging from the geopolitical to the personal. Read full book review >