Search Results: "Kerrie L. Hughes"


BOOK REVIEW

CHICKS KICK BUTT by Rachel Caine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Generally flat, possibly reflecting overly narrow editorial requirements."
Chicks are awesome, declares editor Caine in her introduction to this anthology of 13 original stories in the supernatural/urban fantasy mode. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY SOUL by Charles L. Hughes
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2015

"An essential piece of Southern musical history."
Exploration of the racial politics that defined the country and soul music scenes during the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH MENORAH by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"Sam and his Grammy are a simpatico pair, one readers of all ages will be able to relate to. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This evenly paced story explores a common dilemma in Jewish families—that of multiple menorahs—and gives a little boy the opportunity to do some independent problem-solving. Read full book review >

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BOY OF THE BORDER by Arna Bontemps
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An afterword provides cultural and historical context for this solid, old-fashioned adventure tale. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This rediscovered gem from two giants of the Harlem Renaissance is more than just an historical curiosity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"A resourceful guide but not nearly as frugal as the title suggests."
Advice for fashionistas who want to save money. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2011

"A very qualified success. (timeline, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9 & up)"
Biographical narrative combines with activities to bring good Queen Bess to life, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A blur of pulpy violence that may appeal to those who romanticize the biker lifestyle. The book is quite similar to George Rowe's Gods of Mischief (2013)."
Fevered yet strangely generic account of a lawbreaker who came to enjoy a high-risk occupation: infiltrating outlaw motorcycle gangs. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"A worthwhile addition to every library collection and a natural for military-history enthusiasts. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Hollihan examines the wartime service of 12 men and three women and how it affected the rest of their lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Brash and macho, but doesn't present a coherent narrative."
Grisly tales of a notorious East Coast biker gang. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"For young readers not quite ready for Ann Bausum's masterly With Courage and Cloth (2004), the survey offers a powerful lesson in the vindication of the rights of women. (resources, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A timeline that starts in January 1777, when Mary Katherine Goddard printed the first full copy of the Declaration of Independence, and ends with the women's suffrage amendment passed in 1920 opens this fine history of how women got the vote in the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2010

"An attractive, well-written volume that, through the better activities, makes learning history a hands-on affair. (places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The latest installment in the For Kids series offers a clear and interesting biography of the 26th President, plus 21 activities to supplement the narrative. Read full book review >

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DAISY SAVES THE DAY by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"An impressive and delightful combination of visual and verbal storytelling evokes empathy and identification with the young heroine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl's time "in service" in a London house offers young readers a glimpse of life below-stairs in 1911. Read full book review >