Search Results: "John Corey Whaley"


BOOK REVIEW

NOGGIN by John Corey Whaley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A satisfyingly oddball Frankenstein-like tale of connectivity. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The madcap story of a boy who loses his head and finds it again. Read full book review >

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WHERE THINGS COME BACK by John Corey Whaley
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2011

"Unexpected, thought-provoking storytelling. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
If extinct woodpeckers can come back, can people, too? Read full book review >

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HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR by John Corey Whaley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Readers will easily come to care about these bright, wonderfully nerdy, flawed characters. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen with her sights set on a scholarship for a psychology undergraduate program befriends a boy with agoraphobia in order to write an essay about the experience in this novel from Printz Medal winner Whaley. Read full book review >

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YOU GO AWAY by Dorothy Corey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"It's still an important book, but best used with older toddlers, not babies, as the format seems to imply. (Board book. 2-3)"
Corey's workhorse of a text has been addressing separation anxiety for almost 35 years, first illustrated by Lois Axeman in 1976 and then by Diane Paterson in 1999. Read full book review >

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WILL THERE BE A LAP FOR ME? by Dorothy Corey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Overall, the book is wholesome and appealing and has the added dividend for many collections that the characters are African-Americans. (Picture book. 2-6)"
With a new baby coming, Kyle loses his special place— Mother's lap is getting smaller, while Daddy's is ``too hard and bumpy,'' Grandma's ``too soft and squishy,'' and the (male) babysitter, knees akimbo, ``hardly ha[s] a lap at all!'' Even after he's born, baby Matt seems to occupy Mother's lap until she makes a special point of finding a time to welcome Kyle back to his favorite place. Read full book review >

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STUMBLING TOWARD VICTORY by Corey D. King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2016

"A plainspoken account that will appeal to anyone who's interested in the experience of living with Parkinson's disease."
King (Walking the Crooked Path, 2014) blends pragmatic realism, Christian faith, and an irrepressible sense of humor in his second motivational memoir.Read full book review >

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LEVIATHAN WAKES by James A. Corey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 2011

"A huge, churning, relentlessly entertaining melodrama buoyed by confidence that human values will prevail."
A rare, rattling space opera—first of a trilogy, or series, from Corey (aka Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). Read full book review >

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MRS. WHALEY AND HER CHARLESTON GARDEN by Emily Whaley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 1997

"It would have been better to drench those portions with details, which count for as much in life stories as they do in gardens. (illustrations, not seen)"
A sweet but slight bouquet: a gardening memoir told in a Southern drawl. Read full book review >