Search Results: "Lois Rock"


BOOK REVIEW

LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL STORIES FROM THE BIBLE by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A misguided effort with some flashes of humor but far too much text. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
Eight animal characters from familiar Bible stories serve as narrators for this overlong collection first published in England. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY INTO THE BIBLE by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2011

"Though the pages seem crowded at first glance, a considerable amount of information is packed into a short volume, and the explanations of complicated history will be useful to adults teaching Bible history and interesting to young readers. (Picture book/religion. 6-10)"
This British import offers an eclectic approach to biblical stories and history with panoramic, detailed illustrations, colorful maps and sidebars with "travel tips" geared to travelers of the time period. Read full book review >

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THE LION CLASSIC PRAYER COLLECTION by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Overall, a thoughtfully selected and arranged anthology, appropriate for larger library collections and church libraries as well as observant homes. (index of first lines) (Religion. 4-9)"
This attractively illustrated collection offers a traditional, comforting anthology of Christian prayers and Bible verses for children, suitable for use at home or in church programs. Read full book review >

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THE LION BIBLE TO KEEP FOR EVER by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An excellent choice for family reading or religious education programs. (Religion. 7-13)"
The Christian Bible is skillfully summarized in 50 episodes in this accessible, illustrated interpretation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A glossary defines key words relating to Christmas used throughout the work. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This collection of short stories set in large type will work well for younger children as a read-aloud or for beginning readers who are ready for something longer than a standard-length easy reader. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"A long ride on a dirt bike, on the mild side as often as the wild."
Another spunky gal takes things in hand and becomes empowered, this time astride a small Yamaha motorcycle with cell phone and e-mail ever at the ready. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF LOIS JANEWAY by Vanderzee Robert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"A reluctant but absorbing detective headlining an equally entertaining story."
In this thriller, a man tries beating a murder rap by helping cops take down a mobster laundering money. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB'S ROCK by Ann Hassett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The controlled vocabulary and repetition make this picture book a good segue for fledgling readers. (Picture book. 5-6)"
Young Bob, introduced in Goodnight Bob (2016), is content to play with his pet rock while friend Max is frustrated by his dog's unresponsive behavior. Read full book review >

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DUNCES ROCK by Kate Jaimet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A cute and mildly amusing slobs-vs.-snobs tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Dunces return (Dunces Anonymous, 2009), and this time they're battling their school's decision to cut music and drama.Read full book review >