Search Results: "Alison Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD WAVE by Alison Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"An inspiring story demonstrating that there are always ways to help. For fellow volunteers, the author includes a helpful section called 'What to Know Before You Go.'"
Uplifting chronicle of the author's personal involvement in disaster-relief efforts after 9/11, the Asian tsunami of 2004 and the Haitian earthquake of 2010. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE ARNEL AND THE SWAMP WITCH by Alison Hoffman Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Thompson's detailed, realistic illustrations, though engaging, are not nearly enough to save this one. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The plot of this tale set in the heart of Cajun Country is appealingly simple: Marie and her Uncle are shrunken by a Swamp Witch while out on a bayou excursion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE DUMPLINS by Craig Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A weird and wonderful intergalactic tale. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
In a galaxy far, far away, a young girl and her motley crew of friends fight to save her father and the solar system from a destructive fleet of space whales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"A broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal, with nary a clinker in the bunch. (glossary) (Short stories. 11-13)"
A big but consistently engaging pro bono anthology of authors with direct or indirect Japanese "heritage or experience." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING ANGELS by Colin Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The story works on several levels, but it is the fascinating pictures that will have young readers and listeners asking to see it again and again. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A gentle fantasy about seeing with your heart as well as your eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNRISE, MOONRISE by Betsy Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A handsome mixed bag. (Board-book. 1-3)"
From morning to night, various forest creatures cavort in idyllic scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MOUSE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Youngsters will clamor for more as they climb into a lap and ask to also be called their mommy's little mouse. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Murray captures a young girl's changing moods—from feeling big and bold to little and cuddly—in this playful, empathetic story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING WITH THE HORSES by Alison Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Very well done indeed. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Aussie Lester crafts a believable wartime adventure loosely based on the World War II rescue of the Lipizzaner stallions of Vienna's Spanish Riding School. Read full book review >