Search Results: "Elizabeth Allen Ashton"


BOOK REVIEW

AN OLD FASHIONED 1 2 3 BOOK by Elizabeth Allen Ashton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Well done: a pleasant way to revisit an old favorite, but too bad that the pictures' original contexts go unnoted. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Selecting more than a dozen of this much-imitated illustrator's charming, still-vibrant paintings, Ashton fashions appropriately traditional-sounding verse to link the art with the numbers from 1 to 10. 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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BOOK REVIEW

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY by Elizabeth J. van Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The life of a literary local hero—of mostly local interest. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An unvarnished, dutiful, rather dull life of the 19th-century "Hoosier Poet," author of "Little Orphant Annie" and "When the Frost Is on the Punkin." Read full book review >

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BE POSITIVE! by Cheri J. Meiners
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"If there is such a thing as too upbeat, these are. Teachers, school counselors and social workers seem to be the intended targets; children aren't likely to choose them on their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
One of the first two entries in the Being the Best Me! series, this focuses on optimism, though its over-the-top feel-good message may limit its kid appeal. Read full book review >

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DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Brodi Ashton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A smoothly written, standard-issue romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
Piper's family has been suffering since the 2008 recession, so Piper needs both a scholarship to an exclusive Washington, D.C., prep school and that school's Bennington Journalism Endowment so she can go to Columbia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANUKKAH IN AMERICA by Dianne Ashton
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"A fact-filled, mostly interesting account of Hanukkah's development in the United States."
An American Jewish History editor details the modern development of Hanukkah's rituals and traditions Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT MOVER by Bobby Womack
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Minus any illuminating self-exploration, Womack's saga is a fitfully colorful but ultimately empty and depressing tale of a misspent musical life."
The life and extreme times of a well-traveled soul man. Read full book review >

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EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"The intense prose is slow-motion grieving mixed with mythology, awakening hope and redemption—a mix ideal for angst connoisseurs. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Ashton's debut is a melancholy, modern retelling of Greek underworld myths. Read full book review >

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Paternus by Dyrk Ashton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2016

"A fast-paced, gloriously intricate introduction to a potential epic."
A 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man get caught up in a conflict between godlike beings that's been raging for eons in Ashton's debut mythic fantasy. Read full book review >

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VICTORIAN BLOOMSBURY by Rosemary Ashton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Plenty of good material, but this unfocused text will be of interest mainly to scholars."
A portrait of London's famous intellectual neighborhood before Virginia Woolf and her friends moved in. Read full book review >

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ONE HOT SUMMER by Rosemary Ashton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2017

"History lite, but an agreeable diversion for undemanding general readers."
A snapshot of Victorian London during a sweltering season rife with scandals and smells. Read full book review >