Search Results: "Alexandria Steele-Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

FIND-A-SAURUS by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Sure to be a hit with young children, but fun for adults as well. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Marty's mom has told him all about dinosaurs and now he wants to find one to be his pal in Sperring's highly imaginative picture book debut. Read full book review >

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TASHLICH AT TURTLE ROCK by Susan Schnur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An author's note encourages families to find unique ways to practice this low-impact yet spiritually rich custom. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Tashlich, a Jewish custom performed during the high holidays, symbolizes the throwing away of last year's sins by discarding crumbs into a body of water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POTATOES AT TURTLE ROCK by Susan Schnur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Though atypical, this will inspire family togetherness for the holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Annie and her family, introduced in Tashlich at Turtle Rock (2010), celebrate Hanukkah with an outdoor nighttime journey through the snowy woods around their small farm. Read full book review >

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SWEETEST KULU by Celina Kalluk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"'Kulu' is an Inuktitut term of endearment, but this appreciation for the baby and the baby's world would make a lovely gift for any new parent. (Picture book. 0-5)"
A newborn child is welcomed by the sun, the wind, the Arctic land and all its animal inhabitants, who bring gifts of love and self-respect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APOLLO'S OUTCASTS by Allen Steele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Awkward prose notwithstanding, this is for anyone who's gazed longingly upward. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
Despite prose weaknesses, this space adventure with spectacular settings demonstrates that sometimes you can't keep a good plot down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"A contribution to that genre of political writing that appeals to those seeking arguments to buttress previously held policy preferences without promoting serious thought or improved public policy. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A black conservative confidently explains the motivations of white liberals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"Aims to provoke, but will appeal mainly to those already in the choir."
African-American conservative Steele (A Dream Deferred, 1998, etc.) charges guilty white liberals and their black enablers with unleashing a moral relativism that is corrupting America. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOCAUST by Philip Steele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An uninspired, unnecessary, superficial treatment of a critically important subject. (photos, maps, glossary, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Arresting visuals are the distinguishing feature of this introduction to the Holocaust for middle graders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GALAXY BLUES by Allen Steele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Fluffy, predictable, almost annoyingly pleasant—but Steele, twice a Hugo Award winner, has a large following."
Steele continues his space-colony Coyote series (Spindrift, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL CITY by Jon Steele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"If you read only one supernatural thriller with Albigensian overtones this year, this ought to be it."
What if they gave an apocalypse and everybody came? Read full book review >