Search Results: "Amy Lawson"


BOOK REVIEW

STAR BABY by Amy Lawson
by Amy Lawson, illustrated by Margot Apple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A blind grandfather who's avidly interested in astrology is an especially amiable character; Apple's frequent illustrations, seen in unfinished form, look promising. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A gentle, lighthearted fantasy about ``lonely only'' Allie who, wishing on a star on her ninth birthday, gets immediate results: a baby falls from the Milky Way into her father's arms. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 1939

"And he has made delightful pen and ink illustrations. (Fantasy/historical fiction. 7-12)"
Hugely entertaining (and enlightening) mouse-eye view of the career of Benjamin Franklin. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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YOUR KISSES ARE AS WICKED AS AN F-16
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BOOK REPORT for Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy Spalding

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: LOL
Bonus Factors: Best Guy Friend, I'm With the Band, LA
Relationship Status: My Plus One

 

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock

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BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR AUGUSTA by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A whimsical, heartwarming, multilayered story about finding grace enough to accept the flaws in those we love and courage enough to act from our most deeply held beliefs. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Set in rural Alabama in 1972, this tale follows 11-year-old Benjamin Putter as he struggles to fulfill his father's final wish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL WE CAN DO IS WAIT by Richard Lawson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Patient readers will fall for the characters; others will wonder if it's worth the wait—even with lives on the line. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A lot can happen in the hospital waiting room in the wake of a tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROAD ENDS by Mary Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Although the novel moves slowly, the characters are riveting and demand sympathy even at their most pathetic. We are left with the sense that to live is to struggle, in cities or in the harsh, Canadian north, and there is nothing to do but the best we can."
Lawson's compelling third novel (The Other Side of the Bridge, 2006, etc.) is about trying to get away—from the past, from tragedy, from grief, and from the inescapable obligations, for better or worse, of family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Delightfully transports readers into the kitchens and the spirits of the villagers' longstanding customs."
A small Italian village's secret to the Fountain of Youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1994

"Although the games Short played will not make any anthologies, the playing of them as recounted here has wrenching immediacy, conveying the tension of every ploy, bluff, miscalculation, and inspired gambit."
An inside look at the 1993 chess match between Englishman Nigel Short and Gary Kasparov, from a longtime chess correspondent and confidant of Short's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE JUSTICE by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Lawson takes a big step up from House Secrets (2009) with a devilishly intricate, whirlwind tale, wittily told, that delivers a sobering message."
Seminar-level thriller uses the Valerie Plame case as the premise for a dizzying pursuit of an informant. Read full book review >

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SMELLER MARTIN by Robert Lawson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1950

"Later at his country home Smeller not only aided the romance of his Aunt Agatha and a nearby professor but detected a thief and solved a murder for the police."
A cocky, tongue-in-cheek story with a very funny gimmick, this is sure to be a hit in spite of possible adult disapproval. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTS OF THE <i>TITANIC</i> by Julie Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"An exciting and capable introduction to the always-fascinating tale. (Paranormal suspense. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Kevin, the class clown, may be fascinated by the Titanic disaster, but he doesn't expect to go back in time and live through the shipwreck. Read full book review >