Search Results: "Ashley Prentice Norton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOCOLATE MONEY by Ashley Prentice Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Not enjoyable, even a little distasteful."
A descendent of John D. Rockefeller, Norton debuts with a coming-of-age novel about another poor little rich girl who suffers neglect and abuse at the hands of her villainous mother. Read full book review >

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WISE ONES OF MULL by Helen Prentice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2009

"Lyrical and cruel, this tale about Scottish witches, midsummer nights, and a magical island also becomes a Shakespearean origin story."
In this fantasy historical novel, an apprentice wise woman in 16th-century Scotland learns her craft, experiences visions, and influences a London playwright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The edifying, colorful adventures of headhunters captured in America by a sideshow rascal."
This bright story of a shameless huckster evokes a unique bit of Americana at the turn of the 20th century, when the nation dabbled in empire-building and the display of human beings as objects of curiosity was a staple of show business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2014

"A basic primer for homeowners in a tough spot."
A no-nonsense guide for homeowners facing foreclosure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EASTERLAND by Patrick Henry Prentice
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2013

"Rapidly paced and abutted with surprises, this sharp-eyed book shows just how strange the second coming might be."
A novel from debut author Prentice about two reluctant Christ-like figures and their collision in the desert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU JUST HAVE TO ROAR! by Rachel Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A reassuring explanation of both expectations in general and the behaviors expected of students in school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Not the exploration of emotions the title might indicate but instead a look at classroom expectations for those just starting school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fans will be pleased (if sad to say goodbye), and new readers will beg for the indomitable space cat's earlier adventures. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
Disaster on Binky's space station comes in the shape of "SUITCASES!" Read full book review >

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BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BABY BEAR? by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Twilit enchantment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama and Baby Bear are back, enjoying a summer evening of foraging enlivened by an enthusiastic game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRITTER COLORS by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With so many excellent board books about color on the market, those with limited budgets can safely pass on this pale contribution to the spectrum. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
"What can you make out of colors?" is the question posed by this simple board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN'T SCARE ME! by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This musical trickster breathes new life into an old tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Anansi. It's Coyote. No, it's a boy wonder who knows no fear. Read full book review >