Search Results: "Abbie Taylor"


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THE STRANGER ON THE TRAIN by Abbie Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"An Alfred Hitchcock-like psychodrama drawn from a mother's nightmare."
Taylor debuts with a wired-tight psychological thriller dissecting a kidnapping. Read full book review >

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RACE THE DARKNESS by Abbie Roads
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The characters reach their happy ending, but you might not care."
After having been struck by lightning, criminal investigator Xander Stone can read other people's thoughts. Islen Walker, on the other hand, has been held captive and tortured for so long that even her mind is a prison. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MILES IS THE BOSS OF HIS BODY by Samantha Kurtzman-Counter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Even if the worst thing this book prevents is an unwanted noogie, it is still doing a service. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Miles may be 6, but he's in charge of his body anyway, isn't he? Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Like her All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories of the Heavens (2006), this digestible gathering will draw young readers—but fewer storytellers, as there are no source notes. (afterword) (Folktales. 9-11)"
In a slim and watery collection of northerly First Nations tales, land-dwellers fall in love with sea-dwellers, contentious humans are nearly all wiped out in a flood sent by exasperated spirits and the kindly Great Spirit temporarily gives over the souls of the dead to his opposite number, Evil Minded, but keeps them safe from harm by transforming them into ground mist. Read full book review >

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ACTION by Kim Taylor
by Kim Taylor, photographed by Kim Taylor
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary, index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Splendid color photos coupled with a simple, precise text make this and Taylor's other three titles in the new ``Flying Start Science'' series (Structure; Water; Light) engrossing and exciting introductions to both physical science and the natural world. Read full book review >

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I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE IN JAIL by Steve Taylor
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"An anecdotal memoir that could possibly appeal to a new generation of free-range parents."
Taylor (Wheels Up, 2014) offers tales of his Southern youth that ramble easily from one high-risk adventure to another. Read full book review >

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THE LOUDEST ROAR by Thomas Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Unimpressive, just like Clovis. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eager to prove that he is the loudest and fiercest animal in the jungle, Clovis, a very young, small tiger, approaches everyone he sees with a loud ROAR! Read full book review >

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CHEETAH by Taylor Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"In a closing note, Morrison mentions that valuable cheetah habitat is being usurped by humans (without noting the cheetah's critically diminished gene pool, also probably due to human intervention) and the subsequent need for its protection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
This excellent introduction to the cheetah touches upon all the salient aspects of the cat's life: its habitat, hunting tactics (including the enormous bursts of speed), family life, prey and nemeses, and, of course, its remarkable grace and beauty. Read full book review >