Search Results: "Linda Arms White"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"A rollicking good story, the narrative is followed up by an author's note that explains the facts known about Morris and resources for further exploration. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A fictionalized biography of woman suffrage pioneer Esther Morris introduces her to readers at the age of six, as she studies her mother making tea and decides, "I can do that." Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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TOO MANY TURKEYS by Linda White
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Overall, this rural romp provides a gobbling good read. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Even two turkeys may prove too many in this lighthearted tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A simple, straightforward cautionary tale that foresees the distinct possibility of another fall from environmental grace. (8 pp. b&w photographs)"
The sorry tale, grimly and searchingly told by Arms, of Newfoundland's collapsed cod fishery and the social and economic havoc left in its wake. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY PUMPKINS by Linda White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"Esmeralda, the heroine's sidekick cat, provides a particularly expressive counterpoint in almost every picture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Rebecca Estelle was a little girl, money was scarce. Read full book review >

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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Fans of popular-science writing and Arctic buffs alike will learn much from Arms's adventure. (Author tour)"
A tale of science and discovery on the high, frozen seas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1999

"For the artful, guileless Arms, one senses it comes down to the migratory urge, what he calls the 'oughtness' of wandering, in his case over big water, where he can 'focus on today and embrace the journey as if it were all of life.'"
Arms (Riddle of the Ice: A Scientific Adventure in the Arctic, p. 29) offers here some notes toward understanding sailors' profession to the sea and how they interpret that water world and their place in the brine. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2002

"This seamless blending of ambiance and language play makes it a must-have for storytellers and storylovers alike, and leaves us wondering what kind of conversations she is having with Lapin as he lollygags on her writing desk. (glossary) (Folklore. 6-12)"
Small of stature but brimming with brains, the trickster rabbit Lapin gets in and out of trouble faster than a Louisiana governor. Read full book review >