Search Results: "Ginger Whale"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE WHO LIVED ON THE MOON by James Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"These and other curds considered, it's still a worthwhile trip. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
All the green-cheese riches of the moon are not enough when compared to the value of a friend. Read full book review >

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THE GREEBLEY GREEBLEY by Tim Molloy
illustrated by Tim Molloy, developed by Ginger Whale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2011

"Not much for plot or special features, but the engagingly ugly monster(s) will draw chortles. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A customizable monster and silly sound effects aplenty make a story that is, at best, perfunctory seem more or less forgivable. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Smooth, soft-centered confection that goes down with a smile."
Two Washington, D.C., siblings, disillusioned with life and love, join forces to realize a sweetly successful venture. Read full book review >

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BRAND NEW EMILY  by Ginger Rue
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"But like any good sales campaign, the material is so enjoyable that readers might not even notice that they've learned something. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
One of the eternal mysteries of middle school is the question of popularity: What makes one child popular while another is not? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Unvarnished prose, plentiful images and vivid anecdotes set in historical perspective make this chronological account lively and accessible for middle-grade readers. (author's note, chronology, source notes, bibliography, words and music) (Biography. 9-12)"
Even readers without Girl Scout credentials can appreciate this competent, photo-laden biography of fearless, feisty founder, Juliette Gordon Low. 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 >