Search Results: "Britt Spencer"


BOOK REVIEW

FLEAS! by Jeanne Steig
Kirkus Star
by Jeanne Steig, illustrated by Britt Spencer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Spencer's accompanying watercolor-and-ink illustrations, filled with humor and exaggeration, are just the right complement to the text's amiable foolishness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a perfect day, and Quantz is happily gardening when a dog stops for a scratch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZARAFA by Judith St. George
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Thousands of visitors came to see Zarafa in France—no doubt many more will flock to this book. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Zarafa the giraffe first traveled on camelback, then by a small, creaky boat, then a tall ship and, finally, walked 550 miles on her own four hooves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKE YOUR MARK, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT by Judith St. George
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"All in all, it's an engaging entry in a pleasingly child-friendly series. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Young Franklin Roosevelt moves beyond his spoiled childhood to a more mature resolve to pursue a life of service and action, like his cousin Theodore in this, the third of the "Turning Point" biographies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS by Britt Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This high-wattage debut is a little rough around the edges, but there's nary a dull moment. (afterword) (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
A pair of sisters and a froggy sidekick go up against a horde of fungal jungle dwellers in this frantically paced Canadian import. Read full book review >

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TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR KISSING GLORIA JEAN by Britt Leigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A nicely balanced, believable and interesting view into adolescence, sex education and the power of faith. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A 14-year-old girl tries to follow her Catholic faith but wants to get her first kiss too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROTHERS (& ME) by Donna Britt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"A probing psychological exploration that delves to rarely tapped depths."
An African-American woman's plight to properly grieve for her murdered brother while untangling her own psychological hang-ups. Read full book review >

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TIANANMEN ASCENDING by Britt Alan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"An enthralling, action-packed novel about a hero's courageous call to action in the wake of a realistically portrayed attack."
In Alan's debut political thriller, the governments of Iran and China join together to coordinate deadly terrorist actions on American soil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Schism by Britt Holewinski
Released: March 14, 2016

"This apocalyptic teen drama's character interactions may draw readers in, but its vigorous story will keep them hooked."
In Holewinski's debut YA dystopian thriller and series opener, teenage survivors of a catastrophic viral outbreak find a desolate United States where a fiendish few have taken power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY MEN by Britt Haraway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2016

"Well-crafted contemporary tales with Southern protagonists."
A debut short story collection depicts men in the 21st-century American South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING FOR THE DEVIL by Britt Holmstrom
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A solid contribution to a popular genre, this novel skillfully brings history to life."
Holmstrom's novel (Leaving Berlin, 2011, etc.) is a well-researched, riveting tale of witchcraft and hysteria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Despite its flaws, this book should help readers understand how organizations work, from the smallest nonprofit group to the largest political entity."
A social psychologist explains how human groups or memes organize and operate, to the detriment and sometimes the benefit of civilization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

5 Days to Landfall by Robert Roy Britt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"A vigorous tale in which a violent, inescapable storm terrorizes everyone, even the villains."
A forecaster at the turn of the millennium, using a nonoperational program of her own design, fears a hurricane is headed straight for an ill-prepared New York City in this thriller. Read full book review >