Search Results: "Jocelyn Davies"


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A RADIANT SKY by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"For romance fans only, who should enjoy it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Romance trumps action even during the final battle to save the world in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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THE ODDS OF LIGHTNING by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Both 'then' and 'now' plots combine to make an engaging work. (Friendship fiction. 14-18)"
Putting a scientific cast on magical realism, the lives of four teens are changed by a bolt of lightning. Read full book review >

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A FRACTURED LIGHT by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Readers will have to wait and see. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to A Beautiful Dark (2011) works mostly as romance and exposition, setting up the final book in the planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL DARK by Jocelyn Davies
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A cut above the genre average. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Here's a paranormal romance that doesn't follow all the conventions of the genre but relies at least in part on imagination to feed the needs of readers seeking supernatural fun. Read full book review >

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A DAY WITH NELLIE by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Fast, clever, and fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Busy Nellie wakes up in a tangle of blankets ready to start a full day. Read full book review >

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ONES AND TWOS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"A worthy contribution to any toddler bookshelf…and hopefully just the beginning of a long partnership. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With their first collaborative effort, this mother-daughter team proves that they are a duo to watch. Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S COLLECTIONS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A dazzling book to stimulate reader's imaginations and creativity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers with a penchant for collecting things will be enthralled by Jocelyn's (Earthly Astonishments, 2000, etc.) youthful hobbyist and her eclectic assortment of objects. Read full book review >

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READY FOR SUMMER by Marthe Jocelyn
FICTION
Released: April 8, 2008

"One of four titles, one for each season."
Off with the pajamas! Read full book review >

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SAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's got a mess, but he knows how to have fun cleaning it up: sorting it! Read full book review >

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POTENTIAL WEAPONS by Jocelyn Lieu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"An argument for the abolition of writing programs."
Stories about young women caught between cultures, not knowing which way to turn. Read full book review >

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THE IRON SWORD by Jocelyn Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2014

"A swords-and-sorcery tale that dazzles even when the dialogue fails to shine."
A young girl finds her destiny in ancient places in this debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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I Love My Amazing Body by Jocelyn Scofield
Released: Nov. 14, 2015

"Made possible through a Kickstarter that funded 200% of the goal, this wonderfully illustrated book is a great way to get young readers talking—and thinking—about their bodies in a positive way."
Author Scofield and Illustrator Dors introduce Jackie, a friendly looking, kid-shaped girl who celebrates her body for its usefulness and sensation—without ever looking or feeling objectified—in this poetry collection about the parts of the body. Read full book review >