Search Results: "Tom Cheshire"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A page-turning account of a remarkable family and their many groundbreaking ventures."
The saga of a family of record-breaking explorers who, over three generations, were first to travel to the stratosphere, penetrate the depths of the ocean and circumvent the globe in a nonstop balloon flight. Read full book review >

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KISSING VANESSA by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's flat-out uproarious. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Kevin falls in love at first sight and does everything wrong in this sidesplitting romp through adolescent love. Read full book review >

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HIGH AS THE HORSES' BRIDLES by Scott Cheshire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A lackluster attempt to see a religious subculture refracted through individual lives."
A former boy preacher finds it easier to shuck off religion than his father in this limp first novel. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE AND THE SNOWGIRL by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Spot on. (Fiction. YA)"
Lovers of British humor can feed their addiction with this hilarious romp through snow and relationships. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"Generously dappled with Alley's breezy line drawings, the cases are timely and twisting enough to keep the light bulb bright in the young sleuth's mind. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Middle-grader Saxby Smart is back in his Thinking Chair for three more stories in this second volume of his mystery series (The Curse of the Ancient Mask and Other Case Files, 2009). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid successor to Encyclopedia Brown. (Mystery. 7-12)"
Saxby Doyle Christie Chandler Ellin Allan Smart wants to be a detective as good as the greats. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS LABELMAKER TO THE RESCUE! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Cheers of 'STOOKY!' will rise when Origami Yoda answers 'The End?' with 'Way No!' (Graphic fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
Is Principal Rabbski the evil Empress of FunTime or the Origami Rebel Alliance's only hope? Read full book review >

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BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >

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HERMAN'S VACATION by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"The benefits derived from this friendship are pretty one-sided, as is Percival's notion of a happy ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry the magenta raccoon would really like to go on an expensive jaunt to Cake World or Jelly Bean Falls with his bear pal Herman, but their limited funds necessitate a sojourn at Luckywell discount campsite. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Enthusiasts of military heroics should enjoy this grueling account of valor."
Inspirational narrative focused on the friendship between Marine Travis Manion and Navy SEAL Brendan Looney, Naval Academy roommates who fell in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A bracing, deeply saddening journey into death and loss whose wryly affirmative resolution, 'joy breaking through the storm clouds,' is nothing but hard won."
What happens to you when your child dies? "You fall," writes cartoonist and bereaved father Hart (Sequential Art/Univ. of Florida), "into a hole." Read full book review >

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THE PREY by Tom Isbell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"It's an exciting concept, but the execution is for the most part mediocre. (Dystopian adventure. 13 & up)"
Teens uncover their post-apocalyptic, dystopian society's secret program that segregates those deemed inferior to use as game in rich men's hunts. Read full book review >