Search Results: "David Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"These illustrations invite close inspection, while the poems will be welcomed in schools where going green is a value. (Poetry. 5-9)"
For this collection of 30 poems, not only nursery rhymes but also familiar children's songs ("Yankee Doodle," "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," etc.) have been given new lyrics promoting energy conservation activities and healthy living. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"A valuable addition to the history of the Olympics and distance running."
Sports journalist Davis recounts an influential and largely forgotten chapter in Olympic lore. Read full book review >

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FANDANGO STEW by David Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Galbraith's mixed-media illustrations brim with humor, and design elements such as old-timey poster display type and colorful bandana endpapers provide just the right accompaniment to the folksy tale. (Picture book. 3-10)"
In this flavorful Wild West version of the classic "Stone Soup" tale, penniless Slim and his grandson, Luis, ride into the town of Skinflint, where, in the face of tremendous odds, they manage to rustle up a delicious stew with only one bean, inveigle in participation with his repetition of, "Chili's good, so is barbecue, but nothing's FINER than FANDANGO STEW!" Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 1996

"But the subject of the Bnai Noah awaits a more balanced and thoughtful presentation."
An intriguing, if highly flawed, combination of memoir and polemic on why a ``Bible-thumping Baptist'' minister renounces his Christian faith and helps create the new quasi=Jewish group, Bnai Noah Raised in the heart of the Bible belt, in rural Georgia, Davis traces his growing doubts about what he sees as the ahistoricism and irrationality of Christian doctrine, including Jesus' virgin birth and divinity. Read full book review >

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TEN REDNECK BABIES by David Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Loaded with Southern charm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Counting down from ten and then back up again, Southern babies walk, crawl, and roll through this numbering tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Davis and Wessel's arguments are not always new and not always convincing, yet they bring to this work elements often missing from popular writing on the technological future: solid reporting, detailed research, and a regard for historical context. (Author tour)"
The American middle class has remained economically stagnant for the past 25 years, despite endless prophecies during this time that computer technology would bring a new age of productivity and prosperity; the authors, both with the Wall Street Journal, explain why this has been so and why it may soon change. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL AND THE DRESS-UP DILEMMA by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Readers and their parents will appreciate how Lulu works through her dilemma on her own. Not only is this an entertaining story, but it's also a good conversation starter about being true to oneself. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ladybug Girl Lulu is sure what she'll wear for Halloween until a comment from her brother makes her question her decision. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Deeply researched, ingeniously argued."
A distinguished historian brings his monumental trilogy to a stirring conclusion. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BEST EVER PLAYDATE by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Ladybug Girl fans will find this offering satisfying, and its gentle didacticism goes down easy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ladybug Girl—aka Lulu—is so excited about her best friend's new toy that she temporarily forgets the joys of friendship. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BIG SNOW by David Soman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A fine choice for young readers on a cold winter night, especially when enjoyed with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a fire like the one Ladybug Girl, Bingo and her brother curl up in front of. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In the latest adventure in the popular Ladybug Girl series, Lulu and her basset hound, Bingo, enjoy a day of play outside in freshly fallen snow. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Ideal inspiration for little ones seeking empowerment. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dressed as Ladybug Girl in her red-and-black tutu, spotted wings, antenna and boots, Lulu is ready for action, but is disappointed when her mother announces at breakfast that Lulu will have to organize her own fun time. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF BUMBLEBEE BOY by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Super on so many levels. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bumblebee Boy is back in his own adventure in this imaginative romp through the sometimes complex world of big-brotherhood. Read full book review >