Search Results: "Debbie Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

BROTHERS OF THE KNIGHT by Debbie Allen
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This is a high-flying alternative to the tale's usual dainty renditions. (Picture book/folklore. 6-8)"
Spun from a live performance at the Kennedy Center, this urban version of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" is a strong picture-book debut for both Allen and Nelson. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE WINGS by Debbie Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Little girls who long for pretty tutus and pointe shoes of their own will like this sassy lassie. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Dancer-choreographer Allen (of Fame fame) joins forces again with Nelson (Big Jabe, p. 565) in their second dance-themed picture book, following Brothers of the Knight (1999). Read full book review >

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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMAL BOOGIE by Debbie  Harter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A musical score is included. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Part guessing-game and part dance, this rollicking picture book takes readers on a wild safari. Read full book review >

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SAM & EVA by Debbie Ohi
by Debbie Ohi, illustrated by Debbie Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Expressive, high-spirited one-upkidship via artwork on walls—there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A power tussle between two kids plays out through mischievous drawings. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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SETTLING IN FOR A WARM WINTER’S READ
by Bobbi Dumas

Wow. Can you believe Christmas is nearly here?

I haven’t had the chance to read many Christmas books this year (sad sigh) but my favorite so far was Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes.

I find this author completely charming, and since I love Christmas, and I adore anything related to Paris, this was practically a must-read for me. (It ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF GOODBYES by Debbie Levy
POETRY
Released: March 16, 2010

"An immensely powerful experience that needs to be read with an adult. (Poetry/nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Writing for modern readers about the Holocaust is fraught, and when children are the intended audience, the difficulties can be insurmountable. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH QUEEN by Debbie Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Sometimes it's not all in the details."
Vivid details, graphic sex, and violence in yet another novel about a woman who takes on the world—in this case, an 18th-century Emperor of Morocco. Read full book review >

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STARTING NOW by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2013

"Macomber's writing and storytelling deliver what she's famous for—a smooth, satisfying tale with characters her fans will cheer for and an arc that is cozy, heartwarming and ends with the expected happily-ever-after."
When Libby Morgan is expecting to be named partner of her law firm but instead gets laid off, she's shocked and angry, but it may prove to be just what she needs to create the life she deserves. Read full book review >

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WALKING THROUGH THE JUNGLE by Debbie  Harter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A simple, enjoyable environmental romp. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Harter sets her young character trooping through various habitats, chanting as she goes: ``Walking through the jungle,/Walking through the jungle,/What do you see?/What do you see?'' Readers soon come to understand that each place harbors a creature that might be a threat: ``I think I see a lion,/Chasing after me,/Chasing after me.'' All the animals—from blowfish to Dall sheep to Arctic foxes—are rendered in fantastical colors. Read full book review >