Search Results: "Weston Ochse"


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AGE OF BLOOD by Weston Ochse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Ochse has hit on a new subgenre: military special ops battling supernatural enemies. Gore ensues."
Ochse (Seal Team 666, 2012) offers Volume 2 chronicling the demon-hunting SEAL warrior team. Read full book review >

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SEAL TEAM 666 by Weston Ochse
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"May not be for fans of realism-soaked military fiction, but it will leave fans of a woolier kind of combat tale looking forward to future installments."
Jack Walker, a young cadet in training for the Navy SEALs, was possessed by a "grave demon" while growing up in the Philippines. Drafted into SEAL Team 666, a secret special ops unit that fights demons, monsters and ghosts, he is uniquely equipped to thwart an evil threat from Myanmar poised to wreak havoc on the world. Read full book review >

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REIGN OF EVIL by Weston Ochse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"With minimal character development, this is a fast-paced adventure that straddles the worlds of special operations and the paranormal."
A Navy SEAL team defends Britain against supernatural creatures. Read full book review >

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CATS ARE LIKE THAT by Martha Weston
Released: March 15, 1999

"In four manageable chapters, this warm story offers an achievable challenge to those moving beyond beginning reader status. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Three fish and a curious cat make for a rambunctious tale in this Level 2 Holiday House Reader from Weston (Bad Baby Brother, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF MELANIE MARTIN by Carol Weston
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Sprinkled with exclamation points, pronounced Italian words ('piazza (Pee Ot Za)' etc) and small drawings, Melanie's journal will tease fans of the Eloise sequels and like travelogues into further armchair adventuring. (Fiction. 9-11)"
This teen gossip columnist's fiction debut floats like a bubble in the breeze, despite plenty of traumatic events and sibling conflict. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAURS MEET DR. CLOCK by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Though only time will tell, Dr. Clock seems ready to rock on with more adventures in his time-travel machine. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Time-travel, dinosaurs, and a scientist-inventor add up to a simple but satisfying equation in this mid-level easy reader. Dr. Clock travels in his time machine to the era of the dinosaurs, where he meets two plant-eating pachycephalosauri (cleverly introduced in the text with phonetic pronunciation of their tongue-twisting title). Read full book review >

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TUCK’S HAUNTED HOUSE by Martha Weston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Slapstick comedy on scale for pint-sized readers, fans will rejoice in this follow-up tale featuring the zany antics of this inimitable piglet pair. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Weston's piggy siblings, Tuck and Bunny (Tuck in the Pool, 1995), finally return for a humorous Halloween escapade. Read full book review >

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BEA'S 4 BEARS by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A satisfying story that is also a winning introduction to counting- -appropriate Arabic numerals and their equivalents in dots appear unobtrusively in the colored margins of each page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Off for a picnic, Bea leaves one of her four toy bears with her dog; then another needs a bath to get the peanut butter off his nose. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2002

"Go, go, go girl. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The subtitle and cover set the tone, writing style, and scene for this breezy, fun, lighthearted read that quite naturally folds in contemporary issues of breast cancer fears and the meaning of intolerance. Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN by Mark Weston
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"The appended list of Pakistani books, films, and videos is fleetingly brief, but that's a minor flaw in a solid, wide-ranging survey. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This entry in a wonderfully useful series focuses on the second modern nation founded as a religious homeland, which is also the first Muslim country with an admitted nuclear capability. Read full book review >

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SPEED OF LIFE by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Complex characters and a strong voice make this one stand out. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With the first anniversary of her mother's death quickly approaching, 14-year-old Sofia finds herself full of questions with nowhere to turn for answers. Read full book review >

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THE SIERRA CLUB BOOK OF WEATHERWISDOM by Vicki McVey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This ``Complete Guide for Young Forecasters'' consists of a meandering description of weather and climate, together with experiments and activities to illustrate weather principles. Read full book review >