Search Results: "Karen Harrington"


BOOK REVIEW

COURAGE FOR BEGINNERS by Karen Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"With gallows humor and believable small victories, this unusual novel is a window into making friends and facing fears. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Harrington (Sure Signs of Crazy, 2013) offers another perceptive story of a resilient preteen coping with a parent's mental illness. Read full book review >

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SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY by Karen Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Readers intrigued by the premise of this moving story will sympathize with the plucky protagonist and rejoice in the way her summer works out. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Worried that she will grow up to be crazy like her mother or alcoholic like her father, rising seventh-grader Sarah Nelson takes courage from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, writing letters to Atticus Finch and discovering her own strengths. Read full book review >

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MAYDAY by Karen Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A fine character-driven tale that slowly grows to a crescendo of satisfaction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After surviving a plane crash, Wayne has plenty to cope with. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The shoe is on the other foot when these talented piggies get their due, so consider this for storytimes or households that need an extra kick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lead singer of the indie rock band Les Savy Fav takes some time to consider the secret lives of toes. Read full book review >

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NOSE TO TOES, YOU ARE YUMMY! by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A nifty way to get preschoolers up and moving, made even more effective by the accompanying music (available for download from the publisher). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Indie rock musician and author/illustrator Harrington appropriately combines his musical and artistic skills in this creative take on such music and movement games as "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VIRUS by William Harrington
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Released: Jan. 28, 1990

From the author of Skin Deep (1983) and For the Defense (1988), the story of Colombian cocaine overlords who wage computer warfare on America's air-control system—all in order to smuggle in a really, really big load of their corporate product. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE NOT-SO-VIRTUAL MONSTERS by Kim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"While there are both better monster and better tech books out there, the fast pace and action focus will appeal to game-addicted readers. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Monsters from a "Pokémon Go"-type game escape into the real world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 29, 2006

"Uniquely compelling."
In this one-of-a-kind project, Harrington uses equal parts research and imagination to explore love, religion and empire in the earliest part of Christian history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 1993

"Too long by far, but an engrossing, multilayered portrait—as well as a touching personal odyssey. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Magisterial investigation of black America by a white reporter for The Washington Post; portions have appeared in Life magazine and the Washington Post Sunday Magazine. Read full book review >

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A CATALOG OF BIRDS by Laura Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A sensitive rendering of shattered lives."
The Vietnam War traumatizes a soldier and his family. Read full book review >

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PERCEPTION by Kim Harrington
Released: March 1, 2012

"A smart, paranormal mystery ride. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to Clarity (2011) delivers an even more involving, polished and downright nifty mystery. Read full book review >