Search Results: "D. J. Ward"


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WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR TRASH? by D. J.  Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"This latest entry in the venerable Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series lays some groundwork for promoting responsible use of resources. Save the strident and scarier appeals for later. (website list, composting instructions) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
This low-pressure look at public-waste disposal and small-scale recycling avoids controversy in favor of consciousness-raising. Read full book review >

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DON'T "DE"LETE ME! by Russell D. Ward
Released: July 22, 2014

"Avuncular advice about battling addiction featuring well-meaning if rather cornball humor."
Humorous anecdotes and advice are offered as tools to resist food, drugs, alcohol and/or gambling in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

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WAY OUT IN THE DESERT by T.J.  Marsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"A glossary at the end of the book provides a more detailed account of the creatures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Marsh and Ward's quick tour of the Sonoran Desert introduces readers to both local fauna (such as the horned toad, javelinas, tarantulas, Gila monsters, roadrunners, and scorpions) and flora (palo verde, ocotillo, saguaro, and prickly pear). Read full book review >

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JUST A LITTLE MIRACLE by D. J. Irwin
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"A familiar boy-meets-girl romance with a trouble-free storyline that may find many fans."
A traditional, uplifting debut romance novel about a widow who finds love again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2003

"Far from cheerful, but fascinating."
Geologist Ward and astronomer Brownlee combine disciplines to tell us how the world will end. Read full book review >

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FEVER RUN by J. D. Proffitt
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"An average story on an impressive canvas."
Proffitt (Manchester Bluff, 2011) highlights forgotten aspects of local and national history in his second competent work of Civil War-era fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A blunt, vivid warning."
More doom and gloom about rising sea levels. Read full book review >

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Because I Believed in Me (My Egyptian Fantasy Came True) by Randi D. Ward
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"An Egyptian adventure illuminated by Ward's bubbly, curious personality."
The warm spirit of Egypt changes a woman's life in this autobiographical adventure. Read full book review >

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SALAM ALAIKUM by Harris J
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A perfect choice to spread hope and fight stereotypes at the same time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lyrics of international music sensation Harris J's popular song are paired with sunny illustrations to offer a youthful vision of world peace and love in this heartfelt picture book. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE AND INTO LIFE by J. D. Bankfarm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A middle-aged, male Bridget Jones survives cancer and seeks his soul mate."
In Bankfarm's memoir, he describes his life as a newly divorced banker who entered the world of online dating and was diagnosed with melanoma and successfully survived both ordeals. Read full book review >

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THE ARCHITECT WHO COULDN'T SING by J. D.  Alt
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"A crusading novel that blends architectural elements with the beauty of nature to evoke the benefits of sustainable development."
A young man receives a mysterious letter and map from the father he once thought dead in this debut novel. Read full book review >