Search Results: "Kimberley Scott"


BOOK REVIEW

RISE AND SHINE by Karen Ostrove
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Children who visit their grandparents in senior housing may find this especially welcome. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-5)"
An old recipe written in Yiddish inspires a visit to the local Jewish senior residence to translate its directions for making challah. Read full book review >

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A ROYAL DISASTER by Lou Kuenzler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"As a story to teach girls that their proper roles are as appearance-conscious, selfless helpmates, it succeeds insidiously. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
In her awkward first year, white Princess Grace faces challenges at Tall Towers Princess Academy. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON DANCE by Lou Kuenzler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Feisty, compassionate, and independently minded—Princess DisGrace comes into her own. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
In her second term at Tall Towers Princess Academy, Princess Grace bucks the rules and tackles adventures. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAKERESS by Kimberley Heuston
FICTION
Released: April 30, 2002

"Engaging as historical fiction and for the honest way it approaches belief. (Fiction. 12-15)"
An unusual coming-of-age novel, both for its subject and its focus. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF JUDE by Kimberley Heuston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"The message that severe mental illness can be cured, or at least controlled, by faith is at best debatable. (Fiction. YA)"
After her mother wins a scholarship to study in Czechoslovakia in 1989, Jude's family moves to Prague for a year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Kimberly's comical crusading grows tired quickly, and stands in the way of any good he might actually accomplish. In the end, readers are left wondering which parts to take seriously, if any at all."
An anti-self-help book that somewhat humorously reminds readers about basic coping strategies. Read full book review >

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THE INTIMIDATION GAME by Kimberley Strassel
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2016

"An eye-opening lesson in the law of unintended consequences: where 'a vast new disclosure regime' intended to curb corruption has spawned a corruption all its own."
In her debut, a Wall Street Journal columnist and editorial board member excoriates the left's use of campaign finance laws to stifle free speech and free association. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTHOUSE BAY by Kimberley Freeman
Released: April 9, 2013

"And although her attempt to build suspense is weak, the author's description of the beautiful Australian coastline will linger with readers long after they finish the book."
Freeman's romance (Wildflower Hill, 2010) weaves together the stories of two women, separated by a century, who finally move to embrace their futures. Read full book review >

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THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES by Kimberley Griffiths Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"For those fond of exceedingly creepy but not-too-violent stories of the supernatural. Fans of Mary Downing Hahn will devour this one. (Paranormal thriller. 9-12)"
Disconnected vintage telephones occupy an entire section of Bayou Bridge Antiques. When one of them suddenly starts ringing, the eeriness quickly escalates. Read full book review >

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THE HEALING SPELL by Kimberley Griffiths Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Still, an interesting story with likable characters and a lot of heart. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Set in the heart of Cajun country, this novel tells the story of 12-year-old Livie Mouton, who is living with a terrible secret. Read full book review >