Search Results: "Heather Solomon"


BOOK REVIEW

UGLY PIE by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"Complete with its own ugly pie recipe, this yummy read-aloud will have readers itching to visit loved ones, play outside and make their own delectable dessert. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Craving some ugly pie, brown Ol' Bear traipses across the countryside, visiting friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEVER BEATRICE by Margaret Willey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

A clever girl's brains triumph over a giant's brawn in this folktale from the northern US. Read full book review >

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A SECRET KEEPS by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This sophisticated farmyard tale is sprinkled with gentle plays on words and is sure to spark discussion about secrets of all kinds—those to keep, discover and share. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chall employs alliteration and rhyme to lyrically portray a young boy's quiet adventure on his grandparents' farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLA AND THE WIND by Janice M. Del Negro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, an enjoyable read-aloud. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A literary retelling of an old Norse tale has Willa confronting the wind after he steals her cornmeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF I WERE A LION by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Tremendous read-aloud possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little red-haired girl defends herself against her mother's accusation of wildness in a very inventive way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A commonplace book more full of sound bites than a political convention: perfect bedside reading for academics who want to drift off to sleep believing that they really can make a difference in recalling the education business to its true vocation."
The brothers Solomon—Robert (Philosophy/Univ. of Texas at Austin; A Passion for Justice, 1990, etc.) and Jon (Classics/Univ. of Arizona)—take a bracingly common-sensical approach—in the form of 137 sermonettes—to the problems everybody agrees are dogging the American university. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: Motel California
BFF Charm: Goose and Maverick
Swoonworthy Scale:
 10
Talky Talk: She Says, He Remembers
Bonus Factors:
 Semper Fi, Depiction of Poverty, Kitschy Motel
Relationship Status: Take My Breath Away

 

Cover Story: Motel California

Thank you, Henry Holt and Co., for resisting the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"Virtually every teenager struggles with difference and identity; at its best, this book will help its readers understand and embrace intersectionality. (notes, further reading) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
How do parents react when a child is far different from themselves—and how do those children cope with difference? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVE BOOK by Nina Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Happy endings abound in this novel about the power of love and friendship."
Women find love and friendship with the help of a mysterious guidebook in this novel from Solomon (Single Wife, 2003).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"An on-the-money introduction to the financial fraternity's ruling class."
This blue-chip status report makes a substantive contribution to the growing body of literature of the pivotal role played by central banks in in the Global Village's financial affairs (see Marjorie Deane and Robert Pringle's The Central Banks, 1995). Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN by Burt Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The book is billed as 'A John Hay Mystery,' indicating that there may be more to come. Solomon (Where They Ain't, 2000, etc.) depicts the scores of people around Lincoln with vigor and authority. His middling mystery is a passable MacGuffin for his rich historical offering."
Disturbing questions arise after the tragic death of Abraham Lincoln's beloved son, Willie. Could it possibly be…? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GATES OF PURGATORY by Solomon Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 9, 2013

"An imaginative, if uneven, tale of carnage, angels and the hereafter."
Pike delivers a debut fantasy novel about a war in the afterlife. Read full book review >