Search Results: "Ian Worthington"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"Although an academic, Worthington writes clearly, so readers looking to learn the latest historical view of two ancient immortals will be satisfied."
Most histories extolling Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) pay modest attention to his father, Philip II (382-336 B.C.), but Worthington (History and Classical Studies/Univ. of Missouri; Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece, 2012, etc.) gives him equal billing in this admirable, scholarly dual biography concentrating on politics and battles. Read full book review >

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WATCH OVER THY CHILD by Cathy Worthington
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A well-written novel with a relatable main character, Worthington's story overcomes flat supporting characters to be an engrossing page-turner."
A young girl witnesses a crime at her small-town church in the 1950s, and the fallout swells to envelop the entire town. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED, ISOBEL by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Additional stock for the plethora of books about bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This Australian import reworks the overused theme of toddler bedtime resistance. Read full book review >

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DARK LORD RISING by Raven R Worthington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"An ambitious but unsuccessful fantasy tale."
In the fantasy world of Alamptria, knights use magic swords to do battle with vampires in Worthington'sdebut novel, the first in a planned series. Read full book review >

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NOAH CHASES THE WIND by Michelle Worthington
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An invitation to wonder, imagine and look at everything (humans included) in a new way. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy sees things a little differently than others. Read full book review >

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WHO’S YAWNING? by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"This overtly appealing concept book gives young readers the repetition they love, the fun of a guessing-game and a bedtime plot, but the chosen verb 'yawning' makes all the animal noises a cacophony of errors. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bright yellow endpapers enclose this lift-the-flap book in which a questioning pachyderm asks, "Who's yawning?" Read full book review >

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PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPING PORCH by Ian Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"In all, a quietly whimsical way to beat the heat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a night "hot enough to wake the dead," Brando and his family seek relief on the sleeping porch. Read full book review >

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READ IT, DON’T EAT IT!  by Ian Schoenherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Ideal for preschool storytimes; librarians will love it (although they might have to explain 'Don't censor, delete, or deface'). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The appealing cover is sure to entice young hands to reach for this preschooler's primer on how to treat books and behave in libraries. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO WALKED THE EARTH by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"But young readers won't miss the suggestion that hospitality can offer surprising rewards in this joyful reunion tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lonely Christmas in the middle of nowhere turns twice magical for two children and their mother in this mysterious tale. Read full book review >

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EMPRESS OF THE SUN by Ian McDonald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Endlessly fascinating and fun. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The marvelous Everness series takes readers to a world with highly evolved dinosaurs in this third voyage through parallel universes. Read full book review >