Search Results: "Travis Czekalski"


BOOK REVIEW

How BJ Diana Came to Live at the Z House by Holly Zanville
Released: July 19, 2012

"A quirky story about a cat with a mind of her own."
An animal-loving family meets a spunky cat in an illustrated comedy of errors. Read full book review >

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How the Dog Came to Live at the Z House by Holly Zanville
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A friendly, quirky book with a slow, steady rhythm all its own."
Zanville (How BJ Diana Came to Live at the Z House, 2012, etc.) offers a warm, realistic picture book about getting a new pet. Read full book review >

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SUMMER AT THE Z HOUSE by Holly Zanville
Released: Oct. 27, 2013

"A well-observed, colorfully illustrated book about a close-knit family's day-to-day life."
A little boy, his mom and assorted pets enjoy a summertime visit from Grandma in this warm chronicle of everyday family life, enlivened with vocabulary-rich text and quirky illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DEFENDER by Travis Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2017

"A relatable, if flawed, thriller that's soberingly reflective."
A dystopian yarn about survival in a world where big government rules absolutely everything. Read full book review >

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BIG DATA BASEBALL by Travis Sawchik
NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2015

"Both a comprehensive and a focused look at how computer-recorded data are fundamentally altering America's pastime."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Sawchik debuts with a celebration of the Pirates' recent return to glory with the help of some computer all-stars. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Superior entry in the genre of Christian horror and teenage angst."
A 16-year-old confronts evil in a North Carolina town. Read full book review >

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TRIPPING OVER THE TRUTH by Travis Christofferson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"A well-written account of a nonstandard but plausible theory of oncology."
A history of cancer research that advocates for understanding the disease through a metabolic rather than genetic lens. Read full book review >

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OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER by Travis Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A promising premise, but the experimental approach dulls much of the natural drama."
Nichols, an editor at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, wields a dramatically off-kilter viewpoint in his debut novel about wars and the men who fight them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Compelling personal journeys to careers in medicine."
A collection of first-person essays written by standout female doctors and researchers at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Read full book review >

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FOWL PLAY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Amusing to the point of provoking an inquiry. Really, it's the bee's knees. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Idioms get a run for their money in this good-humored and stimulating piece of wordplay from Nichols. Read full book review >