Search Results: "Diane Patrick"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 1998

"Comprehensive enough for classroom use, the book is dry reading for one sitting, but the wide range of material and the recommended reading list is provocative enough to launch research in several directions. (index, not seen, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
This entry in an ongoing series (Ann-Jeanette Campbell's The New York Public Library Amazing Space, p. 551, etc.) offers a history of African Americans in a question and answer format, from the earliest slaves to the present day, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and archival drawings. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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PATRICK HEMSTREET
by Rhett Morgan

Professionally, Patrick Hemstreet boasts experience as a neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, and Navy medic. Artistically, he has credits in acting, stand-up comedy, and, most importantly, writing. That long list of achievements feels impressive, but Hemstreet managed to distill his varied expertise into 2016’s surprise sci-fi bestseller, The God Wave. Originally self-published, Hemstreet’s novel explores advancements in human brain power—and the ...


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WE CAN'T ALL BE BUFFY, BUT WE CAN STILL SLAY OUR DEMONS
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors: YA Clichés, Non–After School Special
Relationship Status: Extraordinary

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

This cover is a mothercussing masterpiece. Josh Cochran's illustrations are playful ...


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YOU CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS
by Mandy Curtis

 

 

BOOK REPORT for More Than This by Patrick Ness

Cover Story: Holodeck Adventure

BFF Charm: Let Me Love You

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: Runner’s High

Bonus Factor: Surprises

Relationship Status: Repopulate The Planet

Cover Story: Holodeck Adventure

Let’s queue ourselves up an adventure on the high seas, a trip to the wild ol’ west or make ourselves ...


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PATRICK NESS
by Gordon West

So there’s this kid named Adam. He has evangelical parents, an ex-boyfriend he’s in love with, and a current boyfriend with whom he’s not. Or is it vice-versa? Then there’s the ghost of a dead girl in-between chapters. She’s got an awesome name, a crummy past, and she’s being trailed by a giant faun. Oh—and there’s some Mrs. Dalloway undertones ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH WISHES by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A classy retelling of a classic myth highlighting the meaning of real companionship. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this version of the Greek myth Pygmalion, Stanley interprets "notions of perfect beauty and misguided love." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Her classic illustrations capture body language and facial expression to a T. A wonderful celebration of the end of a school year, ideal for preparing kindergartners. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gilbert and his friends return to delight their fans in this look at their last day of school. Read full book review >

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LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE by Diane DeGroat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Readers who have enjoyed Gilbert's earlier exploits will look forward to more from this remarkably human opossum. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Using the story of George Washington and the cherry tree as inspiration, school children realize that the lessons they learn about honesty extend beyond the skit they perform. Read full book review >

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN'S DAUGHTER by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Those who like Babette Cole's send- ups will find plenty of giggles in this reworking. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A feminist revision of Rumpelstiltskin, in which the small man and the miller's daughter marry and raise a daughter, Hope, who finds herself in the same room of straw her mother once faced. Read full book review >