Search Results: "L.J. Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A cautionary tale, indeed, of pirates of the high frequencies dealing with optical fiber, coaxial cable, microwaves, huge debt, and smoke and mirrors."
It seemed like a good idea: splice cable systems and phone lines and, presto, interactive television! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A pleasure for students of technological history—and for readers with a fondness for bizarre personality types."
Q: Why did Ben Franklin fly a kite? A: Because he was ticked off at the scientific establishment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RULES OF CRIME by L.J. Sellers
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A police procedural with the depth of a half-hour TV segment. Name a stereotype, and it's here. Mindless pap for the undiscerning."
The cop shop in Eugene works overtime to deal with a kidnapping and a brutal assault. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ABERNATHY BOYS by L.J. Hunt
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

According to the author's introduction, the two Abernathy brothers, ages five and nine, journeyed from Texas to New Mexico across el llano estacado in 1909. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEART OF VALOR by L.J. Smith
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

A year after Night of the Solstice (1987), Morgana—guardian of the gateways to the Wildworld—is overcome, with the help of Merlin, by her archenemy Thia Pendriel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUSTIN by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A satisfying character study that will leave readers racing to get the simultaneously publishing second installment, Janae, starring the tough, sharpshooting girl standout on Justin's team. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Alonge inaugurates a new basketball series set in Oakland, California, with a story featuring a young man trying to figure out basketball and life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONI  by L.J. Alonge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A fine story for sports fans and anyone in the mood for a fast, character-driven read. (Fiction. 10-16)"
The Blacktop series continues on the basketball courts of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE AND THE COPYCAT CROOK by Eleanor Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its bounty of factlets slipped in for learning on the sly, it's a sure kid and teacher pleaser—a perfect package for tweens. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Julian Calendar has a plan to avoid being a friendless nerd at his new school: Play dumb and pretend to love sports. Read full book review >