Search Results: "Tim Harford"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST STRIKES BACK by Tim Harford
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"Uncovering cant and weak practice with some common sense and plenty of experience, Harford puts the art of macroeconomics within reach, making the unruly study considerably less dismal."
It's hard enough to manage, or even understand, our own finances. The "Undercover Economist" seeks to teach us how to manage the economic affairs of nations. Read full book review >

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MESSY by Tim Harford
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though not all readers will find this unconventional perspective on disorder particularly sage, Harford's exploration is entertaining and, despite the topic, well-constructed."
An award-winning economist celebrates the myriad advantages of clutter and disarray. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Chock-full of numbers and money talk, but oddly entertaining—of a piece with Dan Ariely's superior Predictably Irrational (2007) and other recent popularizing works in behavioral economics."
Or, the things people will do for money—and for good reason. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT A CAT? by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Even the endpapers are in on the fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Will this series of mistaken identities have a happy ending? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY ME AND THE GOLDEN MONKEY by Tim Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"While this series doesn't have aspirations to high literature, it does fulfill an important developmental reading need with high-interest humor and adventure. (Adventure. 6-8)"
Monkey business allows young children to make a serious transition from early readers to chapter books. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The shoe is on the other foot when these talented piggies get their due, so consider this for storytimes or households that need an extra kick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lead singer of the indie rock band Les Savy Fav takes some time to consider the secret lives of toes. Read full book review >

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ROASTED PEANUTS by Tim Egan
by Tim Egan, illustrated by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: April 3, 2006

"Dead-pan humor with a pitch-perfect aim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam and Jackson love to sit and watch baseball at Grant's Field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRIAL OF CARDIGAN JONES by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Not Egan at his best, though this may have some potential as a discussion starter on the idea of 'innocent until proven guilty.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only hints of the deadpan humor that made Egan's Serious Farm (2003) and other tales so droll come through here. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD by Tim Coffey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The engaging story has a calm, reassuring quality about it, and the well-integrated text and art flow seamlessly toward the quiet ending with Little Reindeer and his mother asleep on Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The main characters of this gentle story are three sweet, appealing reindeer: Papa, Mama, and their son, Little Reindeer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIDAY NIGHT AT HODGES' CAFE by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"One of the most exceptional and offbeat stories in some time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Country Store by Tim Noah
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An impressive work that takes a mundane journey and makes it a hilarious, melodious adventure."
A veteran children's musician captures the epic proportions of a childhood trek to the country store in this debut sing-along picture book. Read full book review >