Search Results: "Lauren Scheuer"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A FLOCK by Lauren Scheuer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"Pleasant, sensitive storytelling."
The charmingly quirky story of a woman and the flock of spirited chickens that stole her heart. Read full book review >

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OSAMA BIN LADEN by Michael Scheuer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Of vital interest to many kinds of readers, particularly those who share the author's view that we are fighting a war that may soon reach our shores."
Want al-Qaeda to win? Then let the Pentagon handle the fight against that Islamist faction, which just won't go away. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"Without enough concrete examples, Scheuer's point about the influence of the right on the minds of Americans sinks into a hole of dry, analytical prose."
Trying to prove that the right-wing of American politics actually controls the discourse on television and radio is a difficult task, and Scheuer's argument is too obscure to make the case convincingly, even to those who are versed in the intricacies of media studies. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A winner. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A breezy, accessible collection of science projects that will appeal to both middle-grade science enthusiasts and less-motivated students. Read full book review >

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NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

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BUT EXCUSE ME THAT IS MY BOOK by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Adding a melancholy but realistic touch to a familiar interchange, there is no sign of a librarian (or other adult) among the shelves of generic books in this natural follow-up to Marc Brown's D.W.'s Library Card (2001) and similar exploratory visits. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charlie and his relentlessly verbal little sister Lola, now licensed TV characters, take a trip to the library in this script-based episode, illustrated with stills from the show done in Child's distinctive photo-and-cartoon collage style. Read full book review >

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THAT PESKY RAT by Lauren Child
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers may find themselves wondering if they want this delightfully spiky antihero to become just another house pet, but there is an undeniable appeal to his quest, and a twist at the end saves it from the treacle jar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsomely beady-eyed rat yearns for a loving home in this rather odd feel-good offering. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF THE STORYBOOK WOLVES by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Don't miss the Little Wolf in heels, hairy legs, and party dress being dipped by the prince on the dance floor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Child fractures a few fairy tales, and the wolves get it in the chops once again, in this story of a young boy and his bedtime worries. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT SLEEPY AND I WILL NOT GO TO BED by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An inventive, entertaining bedtime tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Charlie, the patient older brother, struggles to get his imaginative, stubborn sister Lola to bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH DESTINY by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Slapstick and romance make for a cotton-candy read. (Romance. 12-18)"
Liza and her school marching band enter a contest on a cruise ship, but only drum-major Liza knows that they will fall to school budget cuts unless they can win the $25,000 first prize. Read full book review >

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YOLO by Lauren Myracle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Funny, deceptively smart and just in time for those going off to college. (Fiction. 14-20)"
Instant-messaging champs Maddie, Angela and Zoe return to hash out their first year away at respective colleges in this fourth installment of Myracle's popular series that began with ttyl (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"For die-hard fans of Bella and Edward only—pun very much intended. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
An orphaned adrenaline junkie falls for a dead girl, and the doomed, love-struck couple learns they can only truly "be together" (cough) in the realm between the living and the dead. Read full book review >