Search Results: "L. Divine"


BOOK REVIEW

SO, SO HOOD by L.  Divine
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Though a few elements seem hastily put together (the same one-liner about the incriminating photo appears twice, for instance), this is a solid installment in Jayd's saga. (discussion guide) (Fiction. 12-16)"
In the 14th volume of Divine's wildly popular Drama High series, newly initiated voodoo priestess Jayd Jackson begins her senior year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAMA HIGH by L.  Divine
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Esmeralda's plot to rob Jayd of her powers may seem outlandish, but it never disrupts and often adds to the abundant, juicy drama. (Fiction. YA)"
In Drama High's ninth volume and first super-edition, self-possessed AP student, hairstylist and voodoo practitioner-in-training Jayd Jackson comes under mystical attack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EISENHOWER AND SPUTNIK by Robert A. Divine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"A fine depiction of a homespun chief executive who maintained control and a levelheaded wisdom in the face of powerful and diverging political and economic forces."
A lucid analysis of how Russia's unpredicted space-race breakthrough affected, and was handled by, the nation's 34th President. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

PERFECT TEN by L. Philips
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Very light, occasionally enjoyable, but insubstantial guy chick-lit. (Romance. 14-18)"
A quest for the perfect boyfriend is rife with imperfection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

What's In It For Me? by John L.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2015

"An affecting account of rough times and recovery."
John L. describes his journey toward sobriety and faith in this debut recovery memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PANDA by L. Rigo
illustrated by L. Rigo
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Leave this one behind. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
A panda-shaped book has immediate appeal, but this pallid effort fails to provide engagement beyond the cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMOKEJUMPERS ONE TO TEN by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"References, suggested reading, and the National Smokejumper Association Web site are also included. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Demarest follows up Firefighters A-Z (2000) with this compelling offering on counting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Dynamite. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A crisp, exciting Coast Guard rescue operation over stormy seas, and in the dark of night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARD HAT AREA by Susan L. Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2004

"An author's note includes additional information about ironworkers and explains that all ironworker apprentices start out in a similar way. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Kids who are intrigued by construction sites and equipment will find this unusually structured book a solid hit. Read full book review >