Search Results: "Audrey Petty"


BOOK REVIEW

HIGH-RISE STORIES by Audrey Petty
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A hard look at the consequences of poverty and flawed concepts of public housing and urban renewal."
An oral history of life in the public housing projects of Chicago, where thousands of low-income black families lived from the 1950s until their demolition, which began in 2003 under an optimistically titled "Plan for Transformation." Read full book review >

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THE SQUAMPKIN PATCH by J.T. Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Includes a recipe for pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies. (Fiction. 9-12)"
What happens when you cross a Lemony Snicket title and The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Read full book review >

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LOCK & MORI by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Mystery lovers will be pleased to have this whodunit, which is neither Victoriana nor steampunk. (Mystery. 13-15)"
The brilliant daughter of Detective Sgt. Moriarty meets posh Sherlock Holmes, so obviously there will be murders. Read full book review >

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A DOG NEEDS A BONE! by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children will enjoy looking and finding bone shapes everywhere and will hope that his mistress will give him more than the offered carrot, broccoli, squash and peas—from endpapers to endpapers, a most satisfying well-earned bone. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What does dog need? Read full book review >

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RUDE GIANTS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Logic is obviously not the intent here; kids may pick up a few pointers on manners, but mostly it's just for fun—and fun it surely is, especially with Wood's outlandishly caricatured giants and prim, righteous little maid to expand the exaggerated humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
For Beatrix the butter maid and her best friend Gerda (a cow), life is idyllic—until the two are kidnapped by a pair of hulking giants who declare their intention of eating them. Read full book review >

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BLUE SKY by Audrey Wood
Kirkus Star
by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A high-voltage stimulus package that encourages close observation of and imaginative thinking about nature, not to mention playing with print to express ideas. (Picture book. 18 mos.-6)"
This depiction of the stratosphere in its ever-shifting splendor offers a catalog of concepts for young readers. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING POP-UP GRAMMAR BOOK by Jennie Maizels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This hyperactive grammatical playground is not a tool for teaching neophytes, but will work best with those who already have a basic knowledge of language rules. (Pop-up. 7-10)"
The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book ($16.99; Oct. 1996; 16 pp.; 0-525-45580-9): If diagramming sentences sends many readers to the land of nod, this pop-up, pull-out book on grammar will hit them like a jolt of caffeine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I DON'T WANT TO BE BIG by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The premise is weak, but the silly pictures make this an enjoyable read-aloud nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small frog boldly proclaims its reluctance to become big; an adult frog and a pig help it reconsider its views. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Stalls occasionally but, overall, a fairly smooth trip around the track. (For an overview of NASCAR, turn to Peter Golenbock's American Zoom, p. 834.) (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A year on the NASCAR circuit with the third Petty to leave his mark on racing history. Read full book review >

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NOT EXACTLY A LOVE STORY by Audrey Couloumbis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Not exactly a perfect story. But it comes pretty close. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A late-night phone call turned bad…turns good. Read full book review >

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LEXIE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"This tender, realistic tale might go a long way toward soothing the doubts of many children who are dealing with similarly trying situations. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Quietly and ever so gently, Couloumbis explores the topics of divorce and remarriage and how they affect the children involved. Read full book review >

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JAKE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Pleasant and satisfying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Jake's holiday season gets off to an inauspicious start when his widowed mom slips on the ice in a mall parking lot before Christmas and has to be hospitalized. Read full book review >