Search Results: "Avis Harley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MONARCH’S PROGRESS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young poets and naturalists should both be drawn to this. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Using a variety of poetic forms and devices, Harley follows monarch butterflies through a cycle of development and migration. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ACROSTICS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"This belongs in every collection—for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Acrostic poems inventively highlight the animals of Africa. Read full book review >

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LEAP INTO POETRY by Avis Harley
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Poetry buffs and teachers will enjoy the varied types of poetry, kids, the humorous poems, but otherwise this is a more of a stumble than a leap. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A combination poetry book, instruction manual, and collection of bug facts is the latest companion to Harley's Fly with Poetry (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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SEA STARS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Harley concludes with two pages of interesting facts about the sea creatures that also serve as an index. (Poetry. 7-12)"
Close-up color photographs of an assortment of sea creatures inspired this well-designed collection of 27 short poems in a range of styles appropriate to each subject. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S ALICE UP TO? by Harley Jessup
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Observant children will enjoy finding clues to Alice's purpose along the way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A quizzical black-and-white dog wonders, ``What's Alice up to with that look in her eye? Read full book review >

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SPENT by Avis Cardella
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2010

"One woman's quest for the meaning of living beyond her means—a middling memoir."
A study in how compulsive acquisition can lead to untold loss. Read full book review >

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BRAINWEND KILL by Harley  Stein
Released: Aug. 22, 2012

"A rollicking mystery, but don't expect any spectacular brainteasers or subtle clues between the lines."
Set at a private school in a small Delaware town, Stein's mystery is as much about how a murder investigation affects people as it is about solving the case. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA SUMMER by Harley Jessup
Released: June 1, 1999

"Readers will want to stay, smell the salt air, and learn more from Grandma. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This is a terrific story about place and connections across time. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE SPADEFOOT TOADS by Bill Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although the outcome is entirely predictable, Harley's appealing story shows readers that adults and children can connect in meaningful friendships, and reminds them that conservation can begin in their own backyards. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Recently relocated to Massachusetts, fifth-grader Ben Moroney is homesick for the desert, lizard and best friend he left behind in Arizona. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"Presents a convincing, clearly written argument for a research-based instructional technique, supported by evidence of success; should be a welcome addition to any elementary school teacher's arsenal."
An Australian educator shares a simple method to improve spelling. Read full book review >

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Artist in Residence by Charles Harley
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A distinctive, engaging dual portrayal of wish fulfillment and gritty, hard work from a writer who understands artists."
In New York's Chinatown, a young painter agrees to line up worthy tenants for her landlady in exchange for free rent, with paradoxical effects on her art. Read full book review >

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NOURISH THE FLAME WITHIN by Lynette Avis
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A successful, well-organized meditation guide."
In this self-help guide, debut authors Avis and Brown combine scientific research and holistic mental-health strategies to help readers connect with their inner selves. Read full book review >