Search Results: "Kelly Starling Lyons"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN'S BROOM by Daniel Minter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A spirited story filled with the warmth of a close family celebrating a marriage before God and the law. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ellen cheerfully watches as her parents, former slaves, legally register their wedding at a Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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TEA CAKES FOR TOSH by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A charmer; all that's missing are the hugs. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Detailed watercolor art pairs precisely with earnest, delicate prose to create a gentle yet substantive picture book. Read full book review >

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HOPE'S GIFT by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2012

"A warm story about the love of a family and the jubilation of freedom; it commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
During the Civil War, an enslaved girl awaits her father's homecoming and emancipation. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE DINO ON THE FLOOR by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's a bit hard to dance, or count, to this beat. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dinos that love to move and groove get children counting from one to 10—and perhaps moving to the beat. Read full book review >

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JADA JONES, ROCK STAR by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Fast-paced, with supersimple vocabulary and a smattering of earth science to spark interest in young rock collectors everywhere. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Easy to read and sprinkled with science, a contemporary tale of friendship, loss, acceptance, and learning how to be who you are and rock what you've got. Read full book review >

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Released: May 18, 2012

"Uneven pacing can't drag down good camaraderie and snappy humor."
The shooting of a superstar actor turns out to have all the intrigue of one of Hollywood's big-budget blockbusters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER: TAKE TWO by April Kelly
Released: April 18, 2012

"A little too much going on, but still manages to be tight and sharp-witted."
Two private investigators take on a homicidal illusionist, but what the detectives don't know about each other is just as dangerous as the magician's man-eating tigers. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF OF WORDS by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2013

"Emotionally honest, beautifully written."
Elegant, elegiac novel from publisher/writer Lawrence (Montenegro, 1997, etc.), set in a dangerous time and place. Read full book review >

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VISIBILITY by Boris Starling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"Multi-layered fiction playing skillfully with shades of fact."
Character-driven international spy thriller set during the deep London fog of 1952. Read full book review >

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MONTENEGRO by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"A lush, middlebrow drama that's perfect for the big screen—and could easily become the next English Patient, given the right director."
A far cry from his collection of contemporary stories, Legacies (1996), this first novel by Norton's editor in chief is a tale of romance and honor set against the turbulent Balkans just before WW I—a setting with particular relevance to current events. Read full book review >