Search Results: "Laurie Krebs"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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THE BEEMAN by Laurie Krebs
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Libraries that don't own that version will welcome this attractive reissue. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A patterned rhyme introduces a beekeeper and his work. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Adult readers will probably yearn for more information, but children will enjoy the bouncing rhythm and the intricate images. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While ultimately it may not entirely work as story or history, Krebs offers a glimpse into a part of human culture most youngsters—or oldsters—may not know at all. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Further information about the Maasai, Tanzania, the ten children's Swahili names, and the equal number of wild creatures met along the way close this brilliant, horizon-expanding outing. (map, counting pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a fresh, bright successor to Tom Feelings's classic Moja Means One (1971), Krebs (The Beeman, 2002) and Cairns (The Spider Weaver, 2001, etc.) team up to invite readers to tour the Serengeti with a group of young Maasai, counting animals in English and Swahili as they go. Read full book review >

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THE BEEMAN by Laurie Krebs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Teachers wishing to supplement studies of community will find Krebs's debut useful for its introduction to the social structure of bee-dom; librarians will likely notice a buzz for the book around Grandparent's Day too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beekeeping grandpa stars in debut author Krebs's witty ditty modeled after The House that Jack Built. Read full book review >

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WE’RE ROAMING IN THE RAINFOREST by Laurie Krebs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Brenda Z. Guiberson's Rain, Rain, Rain Forest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (2004), provides a more informative introduction, but this cheerful addition to Krebs's travel series will be welcomed in storytimes. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Three children exploring the Amazon River forest between dawn and dusk encounter a wide variety of animals that describe their customary activities in rhyming couplets, each beginning with an appropriate verb. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

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REDHOOK by Peter Krebs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The early years make the story here—a time when food and drink were in as much ferment as Redhook's bitter—and Krebs does tell the story with flair. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
A diverting history of the makers of Redhook—merry pranksters of the brewing business—mildly tainted by Seattleite Krebs's idolatrous tone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"An eye-opening, immensely distressing exposé on the current state of organized cyberspammers."
How once-harmless Internet advertising developed into the dangerously intrusive inbox enemy it is today. Read full book review >

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BLUE IN A RED STATE by Justin Krebs
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"From Massachusetts and Florida to Montana and Alaska, with each chapter, both conservative and liberal readers will react strongly, but most will do nothing about it. Hopefully, however, the book will spur discussion and civic action."
Krebs (538 Ways to Live, Work, and Play Like a Liberal, 2010) seeks to paint a portrait of liberals living among the enemy, as it were, by choice.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2010

"Wisdom that spans time and place, from an author perfectly suited to dispense it."
A dairy-farmer-turned-successful-entrepreneur writes to his descendants about lessons learned in life and business. Read full book review >

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Vengeance Is Mine by Harry James Krebs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"The investigation is a bit sparse, but the menacing killer terrifies and entertains."
In Krebs' (Fractured Persona, 2011) thriller, a writer tries to help police stop a serial killer, but he finds himself at the center of the investigation when he becomes the murderer's new obsession.Read full book review >