Search Results: "Anne Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

NOISE ABATEMENT by Carol Anne Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 2001

"In her hands, even the most banal problems turn into something unspeakable."
Every city-dweller on the planet has been driven to distraction by unwelcome noise from upstairs, but the three young Edinburgh professionals who live above Stephen and Caroline Day seem to belong in a class by themselves. Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Anne Davis
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Definitely predictable but potentially entertaining, as well as useful to parents looking for yet another paean to the merits of learning to share. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proof, once again, that archetypal enemies can become friends. Read full book review >

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BUD AND GABBY by Anne Davis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Children who have cats will recognize their pets, and children who have sick siblings or who are afraid of visiting the doctor themselves might have some of their fears allayed after listening to this friendly story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bud is a huge orange cat; Gabby is a small black-and-white one. Read full book review >

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EXTINCTION by Carol Anne Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Not even the most brilliantly repellent earlier work by Davis (Kiss It Away, 2004, etc.) quite prepares you for this seven-course banquet of violence, sex and violent sex."
The amorous adventures of a sociopathic Bristol psychotherapist and his shrinking list of patients. Read full book review >

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SHROUDED by Carol Anne Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Following the progress of his necrophiliac romance is like watching the Titanic and the iceberg glide inexorably toward each other."
Twenty years after his goldfish dies and he stops loving his mother or anybody else, Douglas Tate is working as an Edinburgh undertaker. Read full book review >

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KISS IT AWAY by Carol Anne Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2004

"Though the climax is a letdown, Davis's intensity is sure to leave a bad taste in your mouth for days."
Davis (Noise Abatement, 2001, etc.) unveils her scariest hero yet: a steroid-addicted psychopath who's not only nasty but who inspires nastiness all around him. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE AND THE COPYCAT CROOK by Eleanor Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its bounty of factlets slipped in for learning on the sly, it's a sure kid and teacher pleaser—a perfect package for tweens. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Julian Calendar has a plan to avoid being a friendless nerd at his new school: Play dumb and pretend to love sports. Read full book review >

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A GARDEN OF OPPOSITES by Nancy Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"EWSLUGp2006 for older toddlers and preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pigtailed redhead takes readers through her garden, strikingly simple graphics demonstrating such opposing pairs as a "short" caterpillar and a "long" snake, "inside" and "outside" an apple (with jaunty leaf reorienting itself in opposing directions). Read full book review >