Search Results: "Adalia Raye Gwaltney"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2011

"Offers general, timeworn advice."
A cross between a self-help book, a call to action and a sermon, Gwaltney's Christian-themed book recounts how she turned her life around through her acceptance of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGEON HERO! by Shirley Raye Redmond
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Despite these minor drawbacks, historical settings and interesting true stories for easy readers are always welcome, and G.I. Joe is a plucky fellow with an intriguing tale. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The true story of a carrier pigeon in WWII is the premise for this mid-level easy reader that will appeal to young readers interested in airplanes and the era of the world wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING HOME by Susan Hand Shetterly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An ecological cautionary tale that perhaps errs a little too much on the side of caution. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A school of alewives migrates from the ocean to an inland lake to spawn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMEFRONT by Doris Gwaltney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"The language and dialogue evoke the setting beautifully, however, and overall this is a fine look at how WWII affected those left at home. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Margaret Ann lives for the day her big sister Elizabeth leaves for the State Teacher's College; she shares a bedroom with her iron-fisted Grandmother and longs for a room of her own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 27, 2004

"Illustrated with a mix of 19th-century art and modern photos of monuments or artifacts, this entry in the venerable Landmark Books series will serve equally well as middle-grade assignment fodder or a consciousness raiser. (timeline, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Redmond shares title and topic with Patricia Clyne's 1976 (long o.p.) collective biography, but offers more profiles—24, plus shorter references—at an easier reading level. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET POOL by Kimberly Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Share with budding naturalists or use as an excellent guide for a woodland walk when the first rains of spring awaken this diverse and fascinating ecosystem. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This surprisingly engaging look at a habitat not often covered in science curricula and popular nonfiction series strikes a harmonious balance of conversational language, factual text and informative illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BAY by Kimberly Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Wade past the subpar poetry to find some good science. (list of estuarine animals and plants, author's note) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Facts about estuaries are accompanied by pages that often include rhymes and always include watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND UNDER THE SEA by Ron M. Raye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A wide-ranging, if uneven, poetry collection."
In these poems, Raye explore themes of unrequited love, death, regret and the ability to move forward with one's life despite it all. Read full book review >