Search Results: "Tom Dolby"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUST by Tom Dolby
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More of a thriller than anything else, the text delivers suspense, but at the expense of unevenly introducing and developing the main characters, therefore making a read of the first book essential. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
The plot thickens at the Chadwick School. Read full book review >

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SECRET SOCIETY by Tom Dolby
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A broad ending leaves room for sequels, though this bland attempt at suspense needs no followup. (Fiction. YA)"
Already attending one of New York City's prestigious prep schools, Nick, Phoebe and Lauren are all invited to join The Society, an exclusive secret club that places its members on the fast track to power, success and wealth. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTH FORM by Tom Dolby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Timid and superficial."
A teacher seduces a senior at a New England prep school. Read full book review >

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THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2011

"The story is divided into seven chapters, suitable for short dips or to read all in one rainy afternoon. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
Set to Buchanan's lush, luminous illustrations, this adaptation of the adventures of Mowgli introduces the classic to a new generation. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This stellar book will appeal to students, scholars, and general readers interested in modern technology's startling effects on music and popular culture."
Musician Dolby (Arts/Johns Hopkins Univ.) debuts with an absorbing account of his pioneering work merging digital music with film, technology, and science. Read full book review >

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THE SUGAR PLUM TREE by Katherine James
Released: Oct. 28, 2013

"A bright, bold picture book about a world of sweets."
The Sugar Plum Tree stands at the heart of a magical gardena wonderland for children with good imaginations—in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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STICK DOG DREAMS OF ICE CREAM by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"The single joke now in its fourth retelling is only for fans of the series…they may prefer squirrel watching to joining Stick Dog this time. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Will Stick Dog and his buddies find a way to beat the heat? Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Origami instructions are included (of course), and it's otherwise chock-full of customarily quirky fun. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Dark times have descended on McQuarrie Middle School, and a rebel alliance is born…. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The end is foreboding…all young Jedi rejoice! There will be a sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)"
A short time ago in a middle school not far away… Read full book review >

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POOP FOUNTAIN! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"He takes up too much space filling in backstory, but the trio's 'adventure' is credibly worked out, engagingly related and, unsurprisingly, likely to be greeted with howls of laughter by second-graders of all ages. (Fiction. 7-10)"
"Yeah, it's kind of second-grade, I know, but once the word poop has been said fifty times, the fifty-first time is twice as funny. Try it." Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU SO GRUMPY ABOUT? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight, Lichtenheld's catalogue of common petty annoyances tops even his sidesplitting Everything I Know About Pirates (2000). Read full book review >

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MY SCHOOL IS WORSE THAN YOURS by Tom Toles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Middle-schoolers, including reluctant readers, will want more fast- paced, attention-grabbing books about Raven Royce and her wacky school. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Pulitzer Prizewinning cartoonist debuts with a hilarious book that is ideal for classroom read-alouds. Read full book review >