Search Results: "Linda Collison"


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Blue Moon Luck by Linda Collison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"A well-written novel that rushes through its second half; readers might want another 100 pages."
In the early 1980s, two aspiring musicians yearn to escape their sleepy West Virginia hometown in Collison's (Water Ghosts, 2015, etc.) short, lyrical novel.Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR REDFEATHER by Linda Collison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Doesn't pack the fireworks, but that's not where the story lives—it's in the day-to-day lives of its well-drawn characters and their crises."
Collison's coming-of-age novel follows three teenagers who leave their homes to try to find themselves and escape less-than-perfect circumstances. Read full book review >

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WATER GHOSTS by Linda Collison
Released: May 27, 2015

"A witty YA voyage with plenty of narrative power."
In Collison's (Star-Crossed, 2006, etc.) YA adventure, a teen on a character-building excursion at sea faces challenges larger than getting along with his crewmates when the spirit of a destructive ancient Chinese ghost appears. Read full book review >

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STAR-CROSSED by Linda Collison
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

Reminiscent of Celia Rees, first-timer Collison introduces orphaned Patricia Kelley, 17, who sneaks aboard a British merchantman headed for the West Indies, hoping to claim her father's estate. Read full book review >

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SHADRACH MINKINS by Gary L. Collison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1997

"Atmospheric, highly readable, and instructive; this is first-rate history. (18 illustrations, not seen)"
A lively and engaging account of a fugitive slave that also offers a glimpse into the painstaking process of historical inquiry. Read full book review >

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HELLO RUBY by Linda Liukas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Ditch the anemic story and nerd-pandering, but keep the nifty activity book. (glossary) (Fiction/activity book. 5-8)"
Originally a Kickstarter project, this chapter-book/workbook hybrid seeks to introduce programming to young readers. Read full book review >

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YOU BE YOU by Linda Kranz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A good choice to help children consider similarities and differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many fish in the sea—and they are all different. Read full book review >

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HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

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The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >

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SAY HELLO! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An upbeat if not essential celebration of a common courtesy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cheerful crew demonstrates some of the ways we can greet each other. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S IN MY TRUCK? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This convoy is sure to please the toddler set and beyond. (Board book. 2-4)"
Readers can explore the cargoes of five different trucks by lifting 30-plus flaps. Read full book review >

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PUZZLING DOGS by Linda Falken
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"What's 'puzzling' is how this could be regarded as even marginally worthy of its audience or the institution that published it. (Novelty. 3-6)"
A bound album of jigsaw puzzles made from images of dogs found in paintings or other works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >