Search Results: "Anita L. Allen"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"A sobering, useful compendium of questionable deeds most of us know about but would rather not discuss."
A survey of the everyday breakdown of ethical behavior and a strong case for a new emphasis on moral education in America. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

A haunting if sometimes discursive reprise of a sorry chapter in the history of the US Navy. Read full book review >

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ALL OR NOTHING by Preston L. Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"Fun time in the Inferno."
A gambler's hands and heart perpetually tremble in this raw story of addiction. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR DRESS UP by Allen L. Sirois
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 1992

"Tall tale or fable, the idea here is slight but developed with amusing logic, while Street's complacently debonair dinosaurs, decked out in garish exaggeration of human attire, are sure to tickle young funny- bones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Professor Saurus, dinosaur curator at the museum, explains what happened to the ancient giants: they wore clothes, avidly collecting costumes for different activities and competing for the most elegant styles—until they began to quarrel about fashion, tearing each other's garments to shreds and hanging around in their underwear, arguing. Read full book review >

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"A flawed hard-boiled mystery."
Stovey (In Danger's Way, 2012) delivers another private-eyenovel featuring ex-Special Ops captain Razor O'Banick. Read full book review >

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EVERY BOY SHOULD HAVE A MAN by Preston L. Allen
Released: May 14, 2013

"A nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws."
In a world ruled by giant post-human beings, mankind is reduced to mere playthings in this fractured fairy tale. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DADS
by Julie Danielson

In 2009, award-winning author and poet Hope Anita Smith wrote and illustrated Mother Poems, a set of original poems about the loss of one pre-teen girl’s mother and her metamorphosis into a “motherless shell.” It was a book the Kirkus review called “undeniably visceral,” this personal set of poems from Smith.

Now, with Father’s Day just around the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The authors do a commendable job of showing just how righteous Carter's cause was, bringing deserved honor to their subject."
A well-grounded exposé of the official racism that for more than half a century denied due honor to a combat hero, as told by his daughter-in-law and historian Allen (The Port Chicago Mutiny, 1989). Read full book review >

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LENA'S SLEEP SHEEP by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A lovely 'Going-to-Bed Book' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Lena's parents tuck her into bed, she inadvertently unleashes a bit of ovine chaos by asking them to leave the curtains open so she can see the full moon. Read full book review >

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HELLO, DAY! by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"One hopes there's a companion book for evening just around the corner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Lobel once again demonstrates that in the hands of a skilled creator, simple is best. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ANTICS by Anita Lobel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A charming and literary frolic through a carnival of letters, descriptive adjectives and critters. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This bright, bold alphabet concept book offers a circus tent of animal favorites dressed in a variety of hats and accessories below a series of agile acrobats contorting their bodies into the shapes of all 26 letters. Read full book review >