Search Results: "Diane Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

I CAN DO IT MYSELF! by Diane Adams
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2009

"The interplay between art and text will work well for the group reader who can enjoy the spontaneous giggles that will erupt at storytime or for one-on-one in-the-lap fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Emily Pearl is just big enough to terrorize the household with her can-do attitude: "And if just for one second her mom tries to help, / Emily says, ‘I can do it myself!' " As in this simple refrain, approximate and exact rhymes roll rhythmically along while Hayashi's watercolor, pen and colored-pencil art tells the real story. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS by Diane Adams
by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A pretty, hardcover greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A cute-as-a-button moppet adopts, raises, and loves a lost little duckling. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO HELP! by Diane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This misses the riotous humor and innocent naughtiness that make Olivia and Eloise such delicious fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Emily Pearl, that not-so-helpful but very independent girl, is back in her second outing, this time "helping" at school. Read full book review >

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GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

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DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

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PLAYDATE by Thelma Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A snappily told middle-class morality tale which, due to a meandering story line and unattractive characters, fails to catch fire."
With a wildfire approaching, marriages are already smoldering, in a brittle social comedy by Us Weekly's film critic. Read full book review >

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TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Frazzled and annoying. It is likely even dedicated fans will be rolling their eyes."
Another outing for the supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (The Isis Collar, 2012, etc.). She should have stayed home. Read full book review >

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TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

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RICH REWARDS by Alice Adams
Released: Sept. 10, 1980

"Painless—but the thinnest work yet from an initially alluring, superficially polished, increasingly banal and repetitive writer."
Here, more than ever, Adams (Listening to Billie, Beautiful Girl) seems to be dressing up women's-magazine fiction as serious literary work—with some style but little real authority. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 9, 2013

"Missing the refined patter of a self-help guru, but more often than not strikes a motivating chord of empowerment."
So slim it's barely more than a pamphlet, Adams' debut self-help book aims to assist in goal seeking by helping readers tackle one core concept every day for a month. Read full book review >

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PEACH PIES AND ALIBIS by Ellery Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2013

"An original, intriguing storyline that celebrates women, family, friendship and loyalty within an enchanted world, with a hint of romance, an engaging cast of characters and the promise of a continued saga of magical good confronting evil."
Ella Mae LeFaye is settling into the routine of owning her own pie shop, as well as her newly discovered magical powers; not the best time to investigate a string of murders, but she'll have to, since the enemy behind them threatens everything she holds dear. Read full book review >