Search Results: "Jill S. Alexander"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWEETHEART OF PROSPER COUNTY by Jill S.  Alexander
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A pity, but this debut author shows promise. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
More than anything, Austin Gray, a ninth-grade girl who lives in a tiny Texas town, wants to ride on the hood of a car, smiling and waving to the crowd during the Christmas Parade. Read full book review >

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PARADISE by Jill S.  Alexander
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"A tame romance, alternately captivating and clichéd, yet effective in portraying a determined teen driven by the music in her soul. (Romance. 12 & up)"
A talented young musician falls for her band's new lead singer, who may be just using her to achieve success—and sex. Read full book review >

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The Return of Sir Percival by S. Alexander O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An engaging and epic yarn that explores the history behind the magic of Camelot."
In the first volume of a saga chronicling the exploits of a knight of the Round Table, Sir Percival returns to Albion only to find that much has changed. Read full book review >

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HELIUS LEGACY by S. Alexander O'Keefe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2011

"Ultimately not just a great page-turner—a damn good novel."
A sensational cat-and-mouse debut thriller from O'Keefe involving the last potential heir to one of the richest oil fields in the world—and the ruthless conglomerate that wants to take him out. Read full book review >

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HAUSFRAU by Jill Alexander Essbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"A smart book that entertains page by page but doesn't add up to anything larger."
Between caring for three children, visiting a Jungian analyst and taking a German class, Anna wouldn't seem to have much time for extramarital liaisons, but like her namesake, Madame Karenina, she manages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROM by Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"The advice and history in this volume complement and enhance the prom magazines available each year. (bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
Prom is more than just a night out, as revealed in this work of nonfiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Given the source material, it should be better. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This useful but uneven volume summarizes the legend of the Trojan War, then describes the archaeological excavations at Hisarlik, the Turkish site believed to have been Troy. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BUSY DAY by Jill Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This warm, happy tale is just right to start or end a little one's day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From dawn to dusk, a young child describes her eventful day. Read full book review >

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THE WORST WITCH TO THE RESCUE by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Heartwarming magic with just the right touch of talking toads and tortoises. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
How can anyone resist a talking tortoise and a good-hearted young witch? Read full book review >

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MAMA HEN'S BIG DAY by Jill Latter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The low word count and brisk pace make this tale suitable for younger readers, though its adherence to visual logic is a little iffy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Spunky Mama Hen searches high and low for the very best location for her egg. Read full book review >