Search Results: "Laura Quimby"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ICARUS PROJECT by Laura Quimby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Both inventive and contrived. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Who wouldn't want to find something earth-shatteringly unique while on an Arctic expedition? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"There are some good individual lines, but it's disappointingly flat overall. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Failing to live up to its melodramatic title, this debut sends a multiply-fostered teen into a Land of the Dead that (except for some minotaur enforcers) isn't much different from the land of the living. Read full book review >

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INHABITED by Charlie Quimby
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"More angst than action, more internal conflict than outright adventure, yet an intriguing examination of people and a place in transition."
Meg Mogrin tries to do the right thing, something she's failed at once before, as she's dragged into clashes between homeless people and business interests in Grand Junction, Colorado. Read full book review >

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MY LEANING POST by Lizzie Belle Quimby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"An inspirational story of a women's painful pursuit to escape the guilt that imprisoned her."
In Quimby's semi-fictionalized account, one woman shares the shame and struggle of abuse and the spiritual journey she undertook to move past it. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

RUTHIE AND THE (NOT SO) TEENY TINY LIE by Laura Rankin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Direct poignancy will spark musing and discussion in every early childhood classroom. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Ruthie loves her miniature assortment of dinosaurs, trains, ponies, teddy bears, seashells and a dollhouse-size tea set. Read full book review >

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THE HANDMADE COUNTING BOOK by Laura Rankin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

Rankin (The Handmade Alphabet, 1991, etc.) returns with another elegant study of American Sign Language, demonstrating the count up to 100. Read full book review >

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DISAPPEAR HOME by Laura Hurwitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2015

"This realistic debut inspires with a grounded heroine who comes of age as she 'disappears home.' (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A teen growing up in an out-of-control hippie commune in Oregon in 1970 discovers what it's like to have a stable home when she's transplanted to rural California. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2012

"An amusing, informative look at apocalyptic pop culture. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An entertaining and fascinating compendium of doomsday scenarios depicted in fiction, film, graphic novels, plays, songs, television series and works of art. Read full book review >