Search Results: "Dallas Clayton"


BOOK REVIEW

A IS FOR AWESOME by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not awe-ful. (Inspirational picture book. 6-8, adult)"
The creator of An Awesome Book! (2012) and its titularly similar companions offers an alphabet of uplift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AWESOME BOOK OF LOVE! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As with most books that have an inherent tension within, readers will either enthusiastically respond to this title, with its outsider, hipster vibe, or pass due to its lack of polish and resistance to easily fitting into any single reader category. (Picture book. All ages)"
Clayton, the former self-publishing phenom, continues his series of books about awesomely big concepts. Here, he proclaims and exalts love in language best described as rhyming stream of consciousness. Read full book review >

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LILY THE UNICORN by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"All will agree: Lily is lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers first see Lily the unicorn, a picture of exuberance in pink and blue, bounding across a field of flowers. She has energy and enthusiasm for many activities and friends—doesn't everyone? Read full book review >

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MAKE MAGIC! DO GOOD! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Let the effervescence in the pictures leaven the didacticism of the poems. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Indie best-seller Clayton (An Awesome Book!, 2012) offers this light collection of didactic verse for young readers as his traditional-publishing debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AWESOME BOOK! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Share with your kid, or lay it on a new grad or parental unit for some literary feel-good action. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
An earnest invitation to dream big, dude, and then bigger yet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DALLAS 1963 by Bill Minutaglio
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Despite the calendar slog, the authors make a compelling, tacit parallel to today's running threats by extremist groups."
In a chronological, episodic narrative that grows somewhat tedious yet chilling, Minutaglio (City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle, 2004, etc.) and Davis (J. Frank Dobie, 2009, etc.) unearth the various fringe elements rampant in Dallas in the three years (from January 1960 to November 1963) preceding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

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DALLAS DROP by Richard Abshire
Released: May 23, 1989

Abshire, a former Dallas cop and p.i., offers a tough-minded first novel about ex-copturned-p.i. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND by Rita Williams-Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An African-American youngster is happiest when he can play his harmonica with his bluesman grandfather until tragedy removes the music from his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREACHERY IN DALLAS by Walt Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Read it for a salutary jolt of conspiracy, stirred, not shaken. (illustrations, not seen)"
Brown (The People v. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIGGER 'N DALLAS by Kurt Tidmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"Sad-sack figures out of country-music songs make themselves at home in Larry McMurtry country."
A pleasant, regional collection of interlinked sketches- -divided into 13 chapters—about small-town citizens of western Texas: at its best, a kind of prairie version of Ellen Gilchrist. Read full book review >