Search Results: "Lois Rock"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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BOOK REVIEW

KLICKITAT by Peter Rock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Brooding, evocative, mysterious; a tale for mature readers to dig into—and then discuss. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivian, 15, who struggles with anxiety, feels her older sister, Audra, 17, a strong-willed free spirit, pulling away from her; before Audra vanishes, she promises Vivian she'll come back for her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNSETTLING by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"A solid representation of this writer's mature work, notable for its detached intensity, but his stories' brevity and randomness will leave many dissatisfied."
Curiously dry, unsympathetic short stories by Utah novelist Rock (The Bewildered, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY ABANDONMENT by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2009

"A moving evocation of life on the fringes, sparking many questions about our regulated society."
Does Father know best? His teenage daughter is forced to wonder after they're evicted from their city-park cave in this harrowing fifth novel from Rock (Writing/Reed Coll.; The Bewildered, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >