Search Results: "Lloyd Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

HAND ME DOWN WORLD by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A disarming vision of one woman's life in the underclass, though it takes time to come into focus."
A young woman's journey from Africa to Berlin to locate her kidnapped son, as told by a chorus of voices. Read full book review >

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ILLUSIVE by Emily Lloyd-Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 15, 2014

"An action-packed adventure with a charming criminal crew. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Superpowered teens screw up repeatedly in this crime-caper debut. Read full book review >

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WILD BOY by Rob Lloyd Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Classism lurks beneath the surface of this fantastical adventure story that misses a good many opportunities to plumb the depths. (Adventure. 9-14)"
Wild Boy's head-to-toe fur has garnered him scorn and abuse from commoners, but his extraordinary intellectual gifts eventually win him a future with a powerful, elite group called the Gentlemen. Read full book review >

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THE STRING DIARIES by Stephen Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"An enjoyable ride, but the book runs out of energy and surprises just when it should be gaining steam."
If there's anything the frightened characters in Jones' first novel learn, it's not to trust anyone unless they can tell you what you got for your last birthday or what size shoes you wear. Read full book review >

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POOR DOREEN by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Ignorance equals bliss in this amusing, cleverly executed tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A clueless fish owes her escape from a fisherman and a great blue heron to sheer dumb luck in this "fishy tale." Read full book review >

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WILD BOY AND THE BLACK TERROR by Rob Lloyd Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Diamonds are a Wild Boy's worst enemy in this steampunk romp not intended for the faint—or black—of heart. (Steampunk. 9-14)"
Adventure, conspiracy and adrenaline intermingle with dark deeds, devil worship and blood diamonds in this sequel to Wild Boy (2013).Read full book review >

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TIME TO SAY GOODNIGHT by Sally Lloyd-Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The progression of both text and pictures from busy activity to settling down will give youngsters an example to follow. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Forest animal moms tell their little ones that it's time to say goodnight in this rhyming bedtime treat. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES FLY by Yvonne Winer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"It's another lovely close-up look at nature from the creators of Spiders Spin Webs (1998). (Poetry/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In a set of large, lavishly detailed, full-bleed watercolors, Lloyd-Jones captures the intricate beauty of more than 15 species of butterflies from around the world. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ONE, WE KNEW YOU’D COME by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though this is a Nativity story, its message of awe and transcendent love will also touch new parents welcoming their own babies or expectant parents awaiting a miracle child of their own. (Picture book. 4-7, adult)"
A brief, poetic text and stunning illustrations flow together with magically successful pacing in this exquisite retelling of the Nativity story. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT'S YOUR HOME by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Visually beautiful but conceptually off the mark. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Lloyd-Jones and Dyer introduce children to the concept of "self" in relation to "place." Read full book review >

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BUNNY'S FIRST SPRING by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"The concluding quotation and the subtext of rebirth make this an oh-so-subtle Easter title that readers may well miss. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A charming baby bunny experiences seasonal changes in his environment throughout his first year of life in this emotion-filled story from the author of The Jesus Storybook Bible (2007). Read full book review >