Search Results: "Jim Wooten"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"These numbers register in the brain, but the story of one valiant little boy and his remarkable foster mother goes right to the heart."
A veteran TV newsman's heartfelt account of the relationship between Nkosi, a Zulu boy with AIDS, and Gail Johnson, his white South African foster mother, a woman committed to giving her doomed, beloved child the best life possible. Read full book review >

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RETERNITY by Neal Wooten
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"Nearly impossible to put down."
Wooten's novel is an earnest coming-of-age tale as well as an inventive look at the contested borderland between science and faith. Read full book review >

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THE BALANCE by Neal Wooten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sci-fi savvy teens and those glutted on dystopian futures can easily find more engaging reads. (Dystopian romance. 14-17)"
Does humanity's future hang in the balance, or is maintaining the balance a prison? Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO LOVE by Mira Wooten
Released: March 27, 2012

"A warm love story that doesn't deliver the emotional punch to make it truly compelling."
Wooten's debut weaves a wholesome love-at-first-sight romance about a hunky cowboy-lawyer, a rootless photographer and a political murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A well-intentioned but prosaic book."
Tales of community activists who salvaged their neighborhoods from natural disaster and governmental neglect in New Orleans. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S ROUGHRIDERS by Horace E. Wooten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A homespun, heartfelt tale of race and self-discovery."
Wooten's affecting debut features an ambitious 19th-century slave who becomes a deputy sheriff after years as a fledgling cowboy and cattle wrangler. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILD TRACKS! by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"This slim, though oversize, package will spur aspiring nature detectives to do some tracking of their own. (table of contents) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Both picture book and field guide, Arnosky's 100th book shows how the shape and pattern of animal tracks reveal the identity and activity of the track maker. Read full book review >

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DOLPHINS ON THE SAND by Jim Arnosky
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Once again, this prolific illustrator, author of more than 100 books, has created an appealing path for children to follow toward a better appreciation of the wonders of the natural world. (Informational picture book. 3-5)"
A pod of dolphins resting on a sandbar finds itself stranded when the tide recedes, until humans in rescue boats come with aid. Read full book review >

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PARROTFISH AND SUNKEN SHIPS by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"When it comes to exploring the natural world, there's no better companion than Arnosky. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
One of children's literature's most ardent guides takes readers on a beguiling tour of America's only living coral reef, off the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

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CROCODILE SAFARI by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Pair this excellent introduction to the species with his new novel, The Pirates of Crocodile Swamp (2009), for a toothy treat. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Less well known than their alligator cousins, crocodiles live in the United States too, although not in abundance: Approximately 2,000 have been counted by airplane. Read full book review >

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RACCOON ON HIS OWN by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A young raccoon goes for an unexpected solo trip through a swamp. Read full book review >