Search Results: "Ginger Churchill"


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WILD ROSE'S WEAVING by Ginger Churchill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Ultimately, neither the subject matter nor the presentation is likely to engage young listeners' interest; they'd be better off following Wild Rose's example and playing outside. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Preachy and predictable, this well-intentioned effort tries too hard to convey the joy and value of creativity. Read full book review >

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ONE TIGER GROWLS by Ginger Wadsworth
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Sound effects are included for each animal, so even toddlers will enjoy the counting and the racket. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Hippos bellow, squirrels chitter, and hyenas guffaw in this counting book of animal noises. Read full book review >

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POOP DETECTIVES by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Cultural misstep aside, this is a great choice for dog and science lovers alike. (introduction, author's note, glossary, resources, sources, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Super sniffer" dogs scent scat on land and at sea for scientific research. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1992

"Well- stocked with b&w photos and Muir's own sketches; map; sources; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11+)"
The exuberant boyhood and lifetime of a man who followed his curiosity into the wilderness and emerged with a mission to make others love and protect it for future generations. Read full book review >

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The Kid Who Beat Wall Street by Ginger Heller
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"An earnest and sometimes inspiring story of an extraordinary middle schooler."
A debut middle-grade novel about a boy, a blog and a mission. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 20, 1997

How can a biographer summarize the early life of Laura Ingalls Wilder without seeming entirely derivative of Laura's own work? Read full book review >

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ROCK 'N' ROLL REBEL by Ginger Rue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An unsuccessful attempt to inspire girls to rebel against conformity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Determined to prove that girls can play the drums, Tig forms an all-girl rock band. Read full book review >

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FORGET THE CORSAGE by Ginger Ciminello
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"A reflective, persuasive look at spiritual development for young Christian women, told by someone who's been there."
In her debut nonfiction work, Ciminello offers wisdom for teenage girls and young women based on Christian spirituality. Read full book review >

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Puzzle Pieces by Ginger Jorgental
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A collection with some genuine moments of poetic simplicity, overwhelmed by vague abstractions and awkward construction."
A debut collection of contemporary verse that addresses classical themes using pastoral, celestial and devotional modes of writing. Read full book review >

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HARD ROCK by Ginger Rue
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"If there were a reality show called Real Housewives of Tuscaloosa: The Middle School Years, this might suffice as the print version. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This second book of the Tig Ripley series continues as Tig and her all-girl band, Pandora's Box, struggle with middle school drama. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Ginger Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"High point: the Oscar for Kitty Foyle. (Black-and-white photographs—not seen.)"
Serviceable autobiography of the dancer-comedienne-leading lady, now 80. Read full book review >