Search Results: "Linda Urban"


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CENTER OF EVERYTHING by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A poignant, finely wrought exploration of grief. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Ruby Pepperdine always used to be "good at figuring out what she was supposed to do," but since her grandmother's death, she's lost the center of everything. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED HENRY by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A story that humorously but gently reminds overprotective families that it is natural and necessary and healthy for a child to learn to do for himself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book about a youngest child who wants to grow up...but the rest of the family isn't ready to let him. Read full book review >

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MILO SPECK, ACCIDENTAL AGENT by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Imaginative, kooky, but too devoid of reality to be fully engaging, this story is likely to score with its demographic but will not find converts outside it. (Adventure. 8-12)"
When a boy is magically transported to Ogregon, a world of gigantic but mostly small-brained ogres, he must figure out not only how to escape before being eaten, but also how to rescue a group of captives and plug the hole between worlds. Read full book review >

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HOUND DOG TRUE by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"This outstanding, emotionally resonant effort will appeal to middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With a little help from a caring adult, a child crippled by shyness begins to bloom. Read full book review >

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WEEKENDS WITH MAX AND HIS DAD by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sweet, empathetic look at a common situation. (Fiction. 6-10)"
During a series of visits with his dad in his new apartment, Max begins adjusting to his parents' recent separation. Read full book review >

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MOUSE WAS MAD by Linda Urban
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Well-pitched for preschoolers just learning social skills, this would be equally excellent for family reading, classrooms and storytimes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While never communicating quite what Mouse is mad about at the outset, this charmingly illustrated title takes readers through several possible methods of expressing said anger. Read full book review >

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A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The author doesn't pull out all the stops, and the ending is pat, but this is still a satisfying read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
All ten-year-old Zoe Elias has ever wanted is a baby grand so that she can become a star who dazzles Carnegie Hall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A passionately presented book full of intriguing revelations."
A spirited portrait of life during the American Revolution from the perspective of the British army, with a particular focus on a regiment known as the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR DELIVERANCE by Betsy Urban
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Is such characterization fair or needed and will readers be aware of the dangers of such a misuse of both fiction and history? (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
In a setting on the New York frontier in the Finger Lakes region during the 1790s, orphans Deliverance (Livy) Pelton and her younger cousin Ephraim (Eph) become burdens on the town and are sold to a seemingly uncouth and ignorant frontiersman, Gideon Gunn, at a Pauper's Auction. Read full book review >

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THE CARRION BIRDS by Urban Waite
Released: April 16, 2013

"Fierce and lyrical."
Wild West noir from Waite (The Terror of Living, 2011), his second literary effort. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES THE WOLF by Urban Waite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A tale of greed and violence and loyalty and of fathers and sons who communicate in silences, 'fearful of what response might come, of what truths might be revealed.'"
Wild things haunt the Northern Cascades' evergreen slopes and valleys in Waite's (The Carrion Birds, 2013, etc.) third novel. Those most feral walk on two legs.Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR SPRING! by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"The vibrant insects and flowers do not need any help from the gimmick to bring together a colorful spring board book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Six cheerful insects in six corresponding colors celebrate spring in this board book with a color wheel. Read full book review >