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BOOK REVIEW

JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Jake Mathews' popularity has just fallen "off a cliff and [sunk] to the bottom of the ocean." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG EAT DOG by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Jake Mathews' 'AWESOMENESS' is legit, and fans will be clamoring for more. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Wunderkind Marcionette returns with another tale about his gifted preteen, Just Jake (2014). Read full book review >

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VICTOR LAVALLE
by Megan Labrise

Victor LaValle is a genre genius: The Changeling (June 13) satisfies as a horror story, a fairy tale, and a contemporary New York narrative all in one.

“I’ve been working with the same editor now for about four books,” LaValle says of Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of Random House imprint One World, “so when I give him 100 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A PRIVATE FAMILY MATTER by Victor Rivas Rivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2005

"Serious subject; vain, vacuous treatment. (16 pp. b&w photos, mercifully not seen)"
Young man survives violent childhood to play big-time college football, perform in some forgettable films, party with Melanie Griffith, and travel the country speaking on behalf of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

100% WOLF by Jayne Lyons
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Dr. Foxwell Cripp, the hunter who shot his dad with a silver bullet, is only one of several adversaries young werewolf Freddy Lupin faces after his much anticipated first "Transwolfation" turns him not into a fierce wolf but a yappy toy poodle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Just might be the bottled lightning that was Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit."
Charming tale of a forgotten American celebrity: Beautiful Jim Key, the amazingly intelligent horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE WILDERNESS by Manuel Rivas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2005

"An ingenious conjoining of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Kipling's animal tales and Galician folklore, all in an effervescent fiction that vibrates with wit, energy and charm."
The worlds of humans and animals, of past and present, blend amusingly together in this magical 1994 novel from the Spanish author (The Carpenter's Pencil, 2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"An unabashed celebration of branding, bling and the potency of marketing and consumer desire."
An innovative advertiser shares views on cross-cultural marketing, using lessons from the explosion of hip-hop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A refreshing chronicle of a fervent sportsman with his head and heart in all the right places."
The smooth, composed memoir of a superstar NBA player juggling celebrity and fatherhood. Read full book review >