Search Results: "Graham Howells"


BOOK REVIEW

RISE OF THE EARTH DRAGON by Tracey West
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2014

"With plenty left to be resolved, the next entry will be eagerly sought after. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Drake has been selected by the king to serve as a Dragon Master, quite a change for an 8-year-old farmer boy. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING  by M.J. Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"First of what promises to be a highly selective but at least not humorless set of introductions to biblical events. (Religion/fantasy. 8-10)"
An ancient scroll transports two modern children and a dog back to witness the biblical Creation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRING SHAPES! by Tania Howells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not for beginners, but older children may use this as a springboard for their own shape hunts. (Math picture book. 4-7) "
Howells give familiar shapes both personalities and back stories in her authorial debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUMMER OF SKINNY DIPPING by Amanda Howells
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"The romance is filled with similarities and allusions to The Great Gatsby, and readers of the American classic will predict the tearjerker ending. (Fiction. YA)"
Mia Gordon reminisces about her pivotal 16th summer in this realistic and satisfying chick-lit debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLOW'S SMILE by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Not much to smile about. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With Picture Day looming, a girl worries because she can't smile at will. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERKELEY’S BARN OWL DANCE by Tera Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A warm story for the very young, with a subtle message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Whoooo better to lead a barn dance than a bouncy young owl? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SELECTED SHORT STORIES OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS by William Dean Howells
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A varied and impressive gathering, surprisingly fresh and intriguing, and a necessary volume for any Howells collection."
A lovingly annotated sampling of stories by the prolific Howells (18371920), now best known for his many novels and for his unstinting efforts to champion realism in American literature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLOW FINDS A WAY by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There is meanness and bullying at every level in schools, and it needs to be addressed in stories as well as in real life, but they must be honest stories in which the lesson does not outweigh the tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shy Willow stands up to a mean girl in her primary-grade classroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLOW’S WHISPERS by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A victory for any reader who struggles to be heard, even metaphorically. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What first seems to be a narrow lesson becomes cheerful inspiration, even for readers who don't share this specific quandary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Despite the author's obvious sincerity, he is more likely to dissuade people from pursuing open adoption. (Author tour)"
In this candid account, adoptive father Howells, aided by journalist Pritchard, makes a passionate but ultimately unconvincing plea for open adoption, a controversial alternative that seems to pose more problems than it solves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2000

"Cady does a creditable job and performs a valuable service in bringing this important and long-overlooked work of a modern Howells to light."
Howells was among the first "Western" poets (as those beyond the Hudson were once described) to bridge the gap between elegant, formal Victorian poetry and fully modern American verse. Read full book review >