Search Results: "Kerrie Logan Hollihan"


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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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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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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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LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"With its easy-to-read format and entertaining story, this looks like a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's not always easy to be best friends, especially when the friend is two years older and has an eccentric imaginationthat's the premise of this very funny book. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN GETS MARRIED by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"While the friendship between the two girls is believable, the humor is often strident and forced; at times it's even derivative of such books as Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, without Judy Blume's easy hilarity. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The friends from Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses (1995) return, and now Heather's best friend, the bossy Lizzie, is getting married. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"A frank, well-founded assessment not only of personalities but also of agendas and the dynamics of power in the top tier of black America at midcentury."
Scrupulously fair and intellectually astute, Janken's (African-American Studies/Univ. of North Carolina) portrait of a lesser-known member of the black scholarly elite in the mid-20th century provides a valuable look at the man, as well as at his milieu. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the recent remake of Alan Sherman's Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (p. 401), impossible to read without bursting into song—and maybe adding a few improvised lines. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold's cartoon figures seem to explode across the pages with even more pop-eyed frenzy than usual in this rendition of the traditional camp song. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR STAGES OF CRUELTY by Keith Hollihan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A darkly compelling, one-of-a-kind prison thriller."
A female corrections officer's humanity is tested by unthinkable brutality at a hellish maximum-security prison after she begins probing its secret criminal underground. 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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LITTLE BUTTERFLY by Laura Logan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Avoid this confusing fantasy and instead seek out one of the many excellent books that directly discuss the monarch's amazing journey. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When her cat injures the wing of a monarch butterfly at the opening of this wordless story, the blonde little white girl is delighted to discover that the creature can still fly. Read full book review >