Search Results: "Ginger Churchill"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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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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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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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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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JUMP by Ginger Rue
FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"While the outcome is never in doubt, Brinkley's journey of personal transformation will linger with readers endeavoring to define themselves. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Brinkley Harper is the ruling It girl at her high school, combining wealth, beauty and popularity. Read full book review >

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JOHN BURROUGHS, THE SAGE OF SLABSIDES by Ginger Wadsworth
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 17, 1997

"Burroughs's work remains a landmark of environmental awareness and much of it is still being reprinted: Back this capable biography up with the compilation John Burroughs' America (1997). (bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
Wadsworth (John Muir, 1992, etc.) pays tribute to an icon of the environmental conservation movement, a popular nature writer of the last century and friend to the likes of Walt Whitman, John Muir, and Teddy Roosevelt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHT by Ginger Strand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"That closing section suggests real potential in an otherwise unremarkable first novel."
Turbulence roils three relationships in a family as its members gather for a Midwestern wedding. Read full book review >

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IT HAD TO BE YOU by Jill Churchill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Brisk as Nurse Twibell, Churchill's latest marches staunchly to its prescribed conclusion."
Impoverished socialites Lily and Robert Brewster (Someone to Watch Over Me, 2001, etc.) try their hand at nursing—with a healthy dose of sleuthing thrown in. Read full book review >

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ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss."
The King's final fiancee breaks her long silence. Read full book review >