Search Results: "Joyce Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERY WHICH WAY TO PRAY by Joyce Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Skip this treacle and opt for Rachel Rivett and Mique Moriuchi's I Imagine (2011) or Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Sean Qualls' Who Will I Be, Lord? (2009) for more artful treatments of children's communication with God. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
A couple of young hippopotami receive instruction in the ease and pleasure of prayer in this vapid if well-meant outing. Read full book review >

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FIELD OF PEACE by Joyce Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The heavy-hoofed message stomps any legitimate sense of serenity. (Picture book. 4-7) "
An egotistical giraffe pitcher ultimately strikes out when his competitive spirit places his own self-interest above his teammate. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE RECYCLING TRUCK! by Meyer Seltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Useful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The driver here may be unusual—she's young Elisa Seltzer; otherwise, this simple photo essay details a typical recycling scheme. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"An uninspiring series debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After the death of his grandfather, sixth-grader Horace must risk danger to ensure the survival of an entire culture. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA REBELS by Carolyn Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The author does not enhance or alter the history; she simply and convincingly translates it into a lively narrative. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This absorbing, fictionalized first-person account of Queen Victoria's early life reveals the hardships she endured as a child and young woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"Even scurvy lubbers will hoist a mizzen for this merry yarn. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shiver me timbers, Meyer's back with another firecracker freebooting fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF CHARLEY DARWIN by Carolyn Meyer
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Lacking scientific details which could interest budding naturalists, character development as spice for those interested in Darwin's romances or scientific epiphanies for young historians, Charley's 'memoir' will please few. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Fictionalized autobiography must walk a narrow line between truth and story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ECLIPSE by Stephenie Meyer
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fans of Bella's angst-drenched love triangle will gobble this entry up, and the open-ended conclusion paves the way for Jake's story to come. (Fantasy. YA)"
It's the countdown to graduation and immortality for Bella, since the events of New Moon (2006) have convinced boyfriend Edward to let her join him in vampirism. Read full book review >

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BLOODY JACK by L.A. Meyer
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A first-rate read. (Fiction. 12+)"
Posing as a lad in the late 1790s, a spunky orphan girl secures a job as a ship's boy in the British Navy, a position that becomes compromised by her evolving maturity and love for a fellow crewmember. Read full book review >

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CHAD'S TRIUMPH by Diana Meyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"The author provides valuable insights into the pressures facing not only the parents of young cancer victims, but also the doctors who treat them."
The mother of a childhood leukemia patient remembers the landmark battle over his treatment. Read full book review >

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Journey Home by Tori Meyer
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gentle handling of a difficult but important subject."
Lyrical text and soaring imagery give school-age children a taste of war, peace, freedom, and military service. Read full book review >