Search Results: "Dorie LaRue"


BOOK REVIEW

LEARNING CURVES by Dorie LaRue
Released: June 17, 2011

"A well-crafted, sardonic look at university life."
LaRue's novel satirizes the backbiting politics and scandals of a mediocre Southern university through the eyes of its faculty. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE LARUE by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Teague's innovative approach to storytelling is fun, but educational as well, skillfully imparting some valuable lessons in point of view and reading between the lines. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The captivating canine from Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (2002) returns for a second adventure revealed through Ike the dog's letters, this time written from jail. Read full book review >

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LaRUE FOR MAYOR by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though less an election-year primer than a tale for dog lovers of every breed, this merits a spot alongside Doreen Cronin's wickedly satiric Duck For President, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2004) as a waggish take on the theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Giving fans even more reason to "Like Ike"—the dog, that is—Teague pits his irrepressible, letter-writing canine against "Law and Order" candidate Hugo Bugwort in a race for Mayor of Snort City. Read full book review >

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LARUE ACROSS AMERICA by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bone Voyage. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ike, that cute, crafty canine, is back in his fourth adventure. Read full book review >

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DEAR MRS. LARUE by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The work as a whole is energetic but ultimately fails to follow through on a promising concept. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An epistolary picture book detailing the misadventures of a very imaginative dog at obedience school. Read full book review >

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A TALENT FOR MURDER by Teresa LaRue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"This easy-reading first in a planned series is full of Southern charm, a touch of romance, and the usual suspects."
When her aunt comes under suspicion in a murder case, a devoted niece turns sleuth. Read full book review >

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TEX by Dorie McCullough Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"This ode to the range emphasizes the enduring allure of the American West. (Picture book. 3-5) "
A little boy longs for a life out on the open frontier. Read full book review >

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Boomer Tales by LaRue Agresti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2015

"A somewhat random but entertaining sampler of meanderings in the Age of Aquarius and beyond."
Agresti describes her childhood and well-traveled adult life during the 1950s, '60s and '70s, from her native Chicago to the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALONG COMES A STRANGER by Dorie McCullough Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A capably penned mystery."
A mysterious visitor upsets the life of a lonely western mom in this fiction debut from McCullough Lawson (Posterity, 2004), daughter of historian David McCullough. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER by Jennifer LaRue Huget
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"There are smiles, actually, all around for everyone. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl is planning her birthday party, which is only five months, three weeks, two days and eight hours away. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM IN 10 EASY STEPS by Jennifer LaRue Huget
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Good for great giggles—and at the end, she promises even more awesome advice on fixing your hair. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Children and their adults are in for a treat with this new showcase for Koren's illustrations. Read full book review >