Search Results: "James Davies"


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CRACKED by James Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Disturbing and uncompromising."
Exposé of the practices of contemporary psychiatry and its uncomfortable, perhaps even dangerous, relationship with pharmaceutical companies who profit from an increasingly medicated public. Read full book review >

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THE STORM WHALE by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Replete with both peaceful charm and a sense of wonder, this is a selection children will embrace and come back to time and time again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The story of a very unusual friendship. Read full book review >

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BEN DRAWS TROUBLE by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Funny and exuberantly sweet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ben Lukin, the bike-loving boy from Ben Rides On (2013), loses something of special significance: his sketchbook.Read full book review >

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BEN RIDES ON  by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Great amusement for the bold and timid alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers and listeners will feel like cheering when this unprepossessing hero gets his due. Read full book review >

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BIZZY BEAR, LET'S GET TO WORK! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Bury the excessive exclamation points and focus on the visual details to salvage this dig. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Bizzy Bear knows how to get the job done. Read full book review >

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CUCKOO by Nick Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2015

"'My hope is that this reads like a nature detective story,' writes Davies. He has achieved his goal and more in this fascinating study of 'an evolutionary arms race.'"
Davies (Behavioral Ecology/Univ. of Cambridge; Cambridge Cuckoos, Cowbirds and Other Cheats, 2000, etc.) chronicles his 30-year attempt to solve what he calls "an enduring puzzle: how does the cuckoo get away with such outrageous behavior?"Read full book review >

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SURPRISING SHARKS by Nicola Davies
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Surprising, indeed. (Junior Library Guild Selection) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Rarely do author and illustrator complement each other as perfectly as in this undersea jewel. Read full book review >

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GRANDAD'S ISLAND by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Wistful, tender, and lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Syd and his grandfather share a world of imagination and endless, boundless love. Read full book review >

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THE STORM WHALE IN WINTER by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A meditative tale of family, friendship and warmth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A winter tale of a boy, his dad, and a whale Read full book review >

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FIRE RESCUE! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sure to be a crowd pleaser for nimble-fingered little ones. (Board book. 1-3)"
Bizzy Bear, along with a crocodile, an elephant and a dog, has an exciting, interactive adventure as a firefighter. Read full book review >

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N IS FOR NESSIE by Kate Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Sure to be prominently displayed in gift shops all over Scotland, this might be useful in the States for Scottish expats or families preparing for a trip. (Alphabet picture book. 5-8)"
Another niche alphabet book, this one is an exercise in pairing Scottish words or items with each of the 26 letters. Read full book review >

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THE LEMONADE CRIME by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2011

"Readers will enjoy this sequel from a plot perspective and will learn how to play-act a trial, though they may not engage with the characters enough to care about how the justice actually pans out. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This sequel to The Lemonade War (2007), picking up just a few days later, focuses on how the fourth graders take justice into their own hands after learning that the main suspect in the case of the missing lemonade-stand money now owns the latest in game-box technology. Read full book review >