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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD by Lauren Sabel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Good, escapist entertainment. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Thrills and action follow a teenage movie star as she tries to escape a shadowy figure who has threatened to kill her. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"A dystopian tour de force. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
Fraught with high-stakes action and gripping emotion, the final chapters of Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages. Read full book review >

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RUBY REDFORT TAKE YOUR LAST BREATH by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A harmless, middle-grade mystery for budding sleuths. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Thirteen-year-old secret agent Ruby Redfort (Look Into My Eyes, 2012) barely has a week to breathe before finding herself in the middle of another dastardly evil plan—oh, there are also pirates, a sea monster, a mysterious stranger and a lost treasure, too. Read full book review >