Search Results: "Deborah Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A fascinating commentary on the evanescence of fame and beauty. (b&w photos throughout; 8 pp. color photos, not seen)"
Compelling backstory of the painting that scandalized the 1884 Paris Salon. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER HAS AIDS by Deborah Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Jack is never fully developed as a character, but Lacy will speak to readers who have experience with AIDS patients, fears about the virus, or just want straight answers. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Lacy Mullins, 13, is a talented swimmer whose brother has AIDS. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A well-researched, highly readable treatment of an important era in racial relations, encapsulated in the meeting of two of the era's most significant men."
On Oct. 16, 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited a black man, Booker T. Washington, to dinner—and set off a scandal. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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A LITERARY SECURITY BLANKET
by Leila Roy

I have a problem, and I suspect that some of you out there might suffer from it, too: there are too many books in my bag.

I try to keep their numbers down—after all, I really only bring my bag to work with me, and I work less than ten miles from home—but no matter how many times I empty ...


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Speeding Down the Spiral by Deborah Goodman Davis
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A whirling, twisting run through one of the world's great museums that will charm young readers."
In this delightful debut children's picture book, a young girl's introduction to the Guggenheim Museum turns into a wild, unexpected adventure. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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BY MOUSE AND FROG by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An elegant, exuberant portrayal of stylistic differences and child-writer passion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse wants to tell a simple, gentle story, but Frog bounces in and stirs it up. Read full book review >

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RIDDLE OF THE NILE by Deborah Nash
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Factual information presented, however brief, could be enhanced with a short bibliography or suggested reading list, as Tamar Bower does in the more authentic-looking and beautiful rendition of the story, How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt (2005). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Eager to prove his wisdom and worthiness to become King of the Nile, Baby Crocodile swims up the river in search of the answer to Crookedy Crocodile's riddle (the classic St. Read full book review >

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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE AND THE COPYCAT CROOK by Eleanor Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its bounty of factlets slipped in for learning on the sly, it's a sure kid and teacher pleaser—a perfect package for tweens. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Julian Calendar has a plan to avoid being a friendless nerd at his new school: Play dumb and pretend to love sports. Read full book review >