Search Results: "Amy Jackson Dixon"


BOOK REVIEW

WHO’S THAT TRIPPING OVER MY BRIDGE? by Coleen Salley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Salley has retired only from teaching as she proves that her expert storytelling skills are still in full bloom in this auspicious read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Renowned storyteller and retired children's-literature professor Salley debuts as a children's author with a retelling of the Three Billy Goats Gruff story set in her home territory of southern Louisiana. Read full book review >

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PICKY EATERS by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An engaging introduction to the eating habits of a variety of animals that will keep young readers coming back for as long as the flaps last. (Board book. 2-4)"
Think all animals will eat just anything? Think again. Some animals will only eat some very specific foods. Welcome to the world of picky eaters! Read full book review >

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PREHISTORIC WORLD by Dougal Dixon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"More useful in homes than libraries. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This first of six paperbacks about the prehistoric world describes 12 creatures of the Triassic period, from Paradoxides, a trilobite, to the herbivorous reptile, Estemmenosuchus. Read full book review >

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ENTWINED by Heather Dixon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"This charming, romantic story, told with a light touch, will appeal to older preteens on up. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This retelling of "The 12 Dancing Princesses" includes all the familiar elements of the Grimms' fairy tale while adding detail and exciting events—with consummate panache. Read full book review >

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A VERY RICH MAN by Dixon Long
Released: May 29, 2009

"An absorbing saga of ties that bind."
A brother and sister delve into their dying father's past in this moving family drama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Cheeky and informative, but may leave readers wondering whether this writer will ever know what he wants to be when he grows up."
A former odd-jobber and Martha Stewart Living staff writer records the highs and lows of studying at the Culinary Institute of America. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX ISLAND by John Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A fast-paced, exciting novel with the promise of future installments."
This action-packed novel (with YA crossover appeal) combines adventure with extreme violence and concerns a young boxer sent to a very special youth boot camp. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF THE LACUNA CABAL by Sean Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Full of sound and fury, yet inconsequential."
A heavily embroidered coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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GHOSTFIRES by Keith Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Strong stuff if your taste in family values runs to permafrost."
The death of their wife and mother leaves a father and son locked in motionless combat: a grim debut from New York Times editor Dixon. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GIRL'S LITTLE BOOK OF ART by Kathryn Dixon
Released: May 19, 2014

"An engaging, interactive guide to museum-quality visual art."
An irresistible introduction to the world of fine art for kids 5 and up. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SOMEDAY by Dianne Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Slightly flawed, but an OK way to spend a rainy afternoon."
Screenwriter Dixon's (The Language of Secrets, 2010) second novel centers on the convergence of the lives of three women who have a mysterious connection. Read full book review >