Search Results: "Layn Marlow"


BOOK REVIEW

HURRY UP AND SLOW DOWN by Layn Marlow
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Parents will not miss the intimation that they should emulate Tortoise's bedtime patience—just what the doctor ordered after a hectic day of trying to keep up. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Slow, deliberate Tortoise seems to spend his day listening to the always-in-a-rush Hare telling him to "Hurry up!" Read full book review >

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I'LL CATCH YOU IF YOU FALL by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"This sentimental story of a return voyage carries an important message—let's all take care of one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy on a perilous adventure at sea needs someone to see him safely home. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BY LITTLE by Amber Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Nevertheless, children will likely root for Otto and may be emboldened to try out something on their own 'CAN'T DO' lists. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There are lots of things Otto can do: "Forward roly-poly / Backward roly-poly / Being kind to frogs...." Read full book review >

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TOO SMALL FOR MY BIG BED by Amber Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A didactic pipe dream. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Stewart tenders a piece of puff pastry that wishes nothing more than to send its readers to slumberland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG AND BEAR:  A STORY OF TRUE FRIENDSHIP by Ann Bonwill
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Apt for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little blue Bug and little brown Bear become unlikely friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’M BIG ENOUGH by Amber Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A gentle tale for those struggling with giving up a loved object, but with some undertones parents should be aware of. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bean is big enough to do lots of things, but giving up her blanket may be beyond her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME FOR BUTTON by Amber Stewart
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2009

"Skip it. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As Button gets ready for sleep, he remembers the scary tree-bear he saw that day; to allay his fears, Daddy Bear tells Button about "a day when there were no scary things….The day you were born…." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TARGET BLUE by Terry Marlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Believable heroics and a breakneck pace."
Unmistakably authentic detail in action and atmosphere distinguish a thriller by and about Dallas policemen cracking car theft and drug rings in one very nasty week. ``Terry Marlow'' is (or are) a Dallas police sergeant and a former Dallas SWAT captain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ENTREPRENEURS by Kip Marlow
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 5, 2013

"Though it just scratches the surface, this worthy book offers entrepreneurial cheerleading for anyone thinking about starting a business."
A retired entrepreneur and business radio show host offers thumbnail profiles of entrepreneurs in an engaging format that makes for light, quick reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUPERHUMAN MIND by Berit Brogaard
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Fruitful reading for devout self-improvers, though Maria Konnikova's Mastermind (2013), which covers some of the same ground, is more appealing and better written."
Another in a long line of you-can-be-Einstein treatises, blending hard neuroscience with parlor tricks. Read full book review >

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NANO by John Robert Marlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Never mind the cardboard characters, preachy dialogue, and over-the-top plot: Hollywood screenwriter Marlow's debut is a real page-turner."
A Bill Gates-like multibillionaire is assassinated at a press conference that's hyped as the announcement of a world-shattering breakthrough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO TEACH BRITISH LITERATURE by Elizabeth McCallum Marlow
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"A worthy, comprehensive guide for educators incorporating readings, study questions, and extensive literary analysis."
A manual for high school teachers offers a survey of British literature. Read full book review >