Search Results: "Keith Melton"


BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN COBBLER by Keith Melton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Straightforward historical fiction that needs a little more."
Melton's debut historical novel centers on the Roman Catholic religious insurrection in 16th-century England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2003

"Fine seafaring adventure, expertly narrated: for maritime historians and fans of Hornblower and Aubrey alike."
A superb recounting of a strange affair indeed: an incident of mutiny on the high seas that American naval history has long forgotten. Read full book review >

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CARRY ON, WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"Gentle words of wisdom from a woman driven by 'senseless, relentless hope.'"
A wife and mother's reflections on being imperfect and loving it. Read full book review >

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CELIA, A SLAVE by Melton A. McLaurin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A straightforward and compelling account of one small historical incident that helps to illustrate the complex issues facing pre-Civil War America."
Both a well-told historical narrative about a slave girl sexually exploited by her master, whom she later kills, and a thoughtful examination of the moral tensions that strained the fabric of the antebellum South. Read full book review >

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LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Candid, brave, and generous."
How a marital crisis became a catalyst for a painful but ultimately enlightening journey into the depths of the human heart. Read full book review >

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AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

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SECOND BANANA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Take this off the shelf to share with primary-grade students who are navigating the ever changing landscape of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Under the big top, the show must go on, but the relationship between a spotlight-grabbing monkey and the amiable gorilla that assists him is ripe for a change. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Despite the profusion of nonfiction titles on every aspect of the animal world, there is only one other title in print specifically about animal names: Pam Muñoz Ryan's A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse (1997). (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-8)"
What do a woolly monkey, a blue-tongued skink, and a zebra butterfly have in common? Read full book review >

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POTATO JOE by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Spunky spuds with appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lively potatoes frisk and frolic across the page in this lighthearted counting book that expands on the familiar rhyme, "One potato, two potato." Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN OF AWKWARD FALLS by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Unfortunate Events galore, served with relish. (finished illustrations not seen) (Melodrama. 11-13)"
The creator of such picture books as Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (1999) and Three Nasty Gnarlies (2003) dishes up a first novel seasoned with the same delightfully twisted, ghoulish sensibility. Read full book review >

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JUST HOW LONG CAN A LONG STRING BE? by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Another winner for the pattern-book list. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Ant's exclamatory question allows Bird to produce a list of long and short ideas handily crafted from a ball of white string. Read full book review >