Search Results: "Lawrence Potter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Harried schoolteacher? Worried parent? Self-defined math klutz? All could profit from the text, but there is enough sophistication and wry humor in Potter's approach to appeal to more savvy readers of any age."
Potter (This May Help You Understand the World, 2008) accessibly deconstructs simple math. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME WHAT TO DREAM ABOUT by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Playful bedtime treat for wee ones. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a little girl asks her older sister to tell her what to dream about, the big sister's creative suggestions seem to fall on deaf ears. Read full book review >

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CHLOË’S BIRTHDAY . . . AND ME by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Potter's tale will be much appreciated by readers of all ages who have suffered the pangs and pleasures of sibling relationships. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this sequel to Potter's successful The Year I Didn't Go To School (2002), readers discover Giselle and her family in France, on the eve of her little sister Chloe's birthday. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY DOLLHOUSE by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A dollhouse for everyone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers will feel right at home with this cozy tribute to imagination. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR I DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Fans of Tomie DePaola's ongoing autobiography, or Patricia Polacco's sentiment-steeped reminiscences, will enjoy this glimpse of a decidedly unconventional childhood sojourn. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Potter (Brave Little Seamstress, p. 576, etc.) draws from family history for her first solo turn, recalling a tour of Italy that her puppeteering family undertook when she was seven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXIT STRATEGY by Ryan Potter
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Nonetheless, it's an entertaining-enough summer story of a bad boy with clueless parents, a sour Michigan economy and a few secrets thrown in to make it both fast-paced and riveting. (Fiction. YA)"
Zach's smitten with best buddy Tank's twin sister, Sarah, who is suddenly hot. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN AND THE SELFIE THAT SAVED THE UNION by David  Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"History made silly for readers who can't get into it straight. (websites of interest) (Science fiction. 8-12)"
In the second installment of the Left Behinds series, 12-year-old Mel and friends Brandon and Bev travel back to July 1, 1863, to try to foil a nefarious plot to change the course of history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2009

"One of the best short surveys of science and its history in recent years."
A well-executed, consistently readable layperson's exposition of the state of scientific knowledge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"A shocking exposé of judicial overreach."
In this hard-hitting debut, journalist Potter likens the Justice Department targeting of environmentalists today to McCarthyism in the 1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMMING ROOM by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"An homage to a cherished classic that can work as a companion piece or stand alone as a solid, modern tale for young readers in the 21st century. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young orphan finds herself in a remote mansion that hides many secrets. Read full book review >

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SLOB by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While some readers may balk at some of its more convenient coincidences, fans of Jerry Spinelli and others of his ilk may especially enjoy it and will be held rapt. (Mystery. 9-12)"
An intriguingly offbeat mystery concerning the theft of cookies from a boy's lunch, at turns humorous, suspenseful and poignant. Read full book review >