Search Results: "Laura Goode"


BOOK REVIEW

SISTER MISCHIEF by Laura Goode
FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"Snappy dialogue, likable characters and an original concept make it hard to entirely dismiss this one, but the message overwhelms the good stuff. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Hip-hop and rap, racial tensions, sex positivity, religion, coming out, even parental abandonment: At its low points, this reads like a checklist of hot-button issues. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >

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TIGER TROUBLE! by Diane Goode
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Rollicking good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fanciful and cheerily outlandish tale about a boy and his . . . cat. Read full book review >

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MIND YOUR MANNERS! by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Look carefully at every spread so as not to miss a crumb of this delicious humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Before you accept an invitation to dine with the Abbots, there are certain things to remember: mind your manners! Read full book review >

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DRIVE by Jennie Goode
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2002

"Traveling light on their collective feet, the writers leave tracks that only they can discern and then interpret into elegant tales of discovery."
Snappy, poised, and attentive road-trip tales from 21 women, mostly cracking good writers. Read full book review >

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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Upbeat, positive messages suggesting that the similarities in Americans' lives outweigh the differences—perfect for an election year. (Author tour)"
A collection of inspirational correspondence from parents, grandparents, mentors, and friends aimed at guiding a younger generation along the road to fulfillment. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING IS HERE! by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sure to please families of any size at harvest season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A large extended family comes together at Grandma's house for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It's all perfectly fetching and not quite superfluous. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
The year's umpteenth new version of Cinderella features an all-canine cast of diverse breeds, and just as the female lead towers over her diminutive prince, this stands head, shoulders, and brisket above William Wegman's oppressively mannered rendition (1993). Read full book review >

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THE MOST PERFECT SPOT by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Perfectly charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy and his mother search for the perfect "spot" for their picnic—and eventually find it. Read full book review >

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MAMA'S PERFECT PRESENT by Diane Goode
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It's quite an outing, and the siblings do locate (and create) the perfect present. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this deadpan sequel to Where's Our Mama? (1991), the Parisian brother and sister and their disaster-causing dachshund are on a hunt for Mama's birthday present. Read full book review >