Search Results: "Lesley Breen Withrow"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE MY BOO by Kate Dopirak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Boo-tiful. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A day in the life of a family is more than the sum of its adorable parts. Read full book review >

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Lesley Breen  Withrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Though the app is reasonably well done, it can't help but perpetuate a seemingly endless musical loop that's reminiscent of '99 Bottles of Beer' or 'It's a Small World.' That said, it's a suitable choice for those who love the song, if potentially crazy-making for everyone else. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
An interactive audio/visual sing-along. Read full book review >

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BUNNY BUS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"For those who have room on the seasonal shelf as well as bus-obsessed readers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A smiling, bunny-shaped bus generously picks up one and all until it breaks down. Read full book review >

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WOODPECKER WANTS A WAFFLE by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Serves up fun (and likely a waffle craving)—a good bet for breakfast reading. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will this woodpecker wishing for waffles win one? Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S JOURNEY by T.H. Breen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An unconvincing attempt to read extraneous political agendas into the first president's fact-finding tours."
An examination of the first presidential road trips. Read full book review >

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THE NEW KOREANS by Michael Breen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A solid entry point into the lives of a people who have fully earned their place on the world stage."
An exploration of "the cultural emergence and…international awareness and acceptance of South Korean expression to a point of familiarity." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARKLIGHT by Lesley Livingston
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Urban Faerie genre. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Urban faerie killers, star-crossed lovers, rival courts and a spot of Shakespeare vie for center stage in this sequel to Wondrous Strange (2009). Read full book review >

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SONG OF BE by Lesley Beake
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Author's note on the setting. (Fiction. 12+)"
A Scottish-born South African who ``has received many awards'' looks deep into the mind and heart of a young Ju/'hoan Bushman caught in Namibia's new independence and her people's uneasily evolving ties to the modern world. Read full book review >

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THIN PLACES by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Poignant at times but ultimately a frustrating read. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
Feeling increasingly isolated from the world, 16-year-old Declan Lynch falls for a girl whose voice he hears in his mind. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2010

"The information is hardly new, but McDowell contextualizes it well, giving solid insight into a dynamic and influential group."
A literary critic takes an intimate look at famous literary partnerships of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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LIMESTONE AND CLAY by Lesley Glaister
Released: April 1, 1994

"Although one tires of the details about Nadia's plumbing, and Simon is a bit of an ass, still there's no denying Glaister's ability to pull terror and suspense from just about anywhere, including a truly scary hole in the ground."
This English author has dealt before (Digging to Australia, 1993, etc.) with the creepy stuff that can issue forth from ``ordinariness,'' a disarming quality often buffeted by her grotesque-to-cheerful eccentrics ballooning over a modest landscape. Read full book review >

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AGNOSTIC by Lesley Hazleton
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2015

"Atheists and devout worshipers alike may never accept the agnostics' philosophy. But even in defense of simply not knowing, Hazleton does not deny possibilities; she denies only assured and implacable dogma."
A seasoned reporter on religion and an old hand on the Middle East beat, Hazleton (The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad, 2013, etc.) is Jewish by blood and convent-educated by nuns. After more than a decade in Jerusalem, she finds that accepted pious practice is not for her.Read full book review >