Search Results: "Lola Douglas"


BOOK REVIEW

LOLA by Melissa Scrivner Love
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Despite a striking premise and a strong start, this novel wears thin."
A few edgy weeks in the life of a woman gang leader on the eastern edge of South Central Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Fun, breezy entertainment with thoughtful undertones. (Fiction. YA)"
The continuing travails of 17-year-old Morgan, genuine movie star, as she tries to live like a normal teenager in the Midwest, come across with delightful zing, yet address serious subjects. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"Despite the topic's darker subject, since the narrative is in chatty diary form, this is light, breezy and lots of fun, especially for girls with Hollywood fantasies. (Fiction. YA)"
Glamorous Morgan has been an actress all her life; in fact, she's a real movie star. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA BENSKY by Lily Brett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A curious mix of wide-eyed ingenuousness and death-haunted anxiety, and certainly no stylistic masterpiece, but so sweet-natured it's impossible not to like."
German-born, Australia-raised, New York resident Brett (You Gotta Have Balls, 2006, etc.) invests some of her own multicultural back story in her eponymous protagonist, an innocent abroad in a rock-'n'-roll world. Read full book review >

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DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE LOLA by Julie Saab
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"The duo promises further adventures for their little clothed kitty—she's off to a good start. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What kind of adventure will Little Lola have? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA AND I by Chiara Valentina Segré
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A truly inclusive, heartfelt (guide) dog tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A picture book honored internationally for its depiction of disability portrays the friendship between a girl and her dog. Read full book review >

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LOLA GOES TO WORK by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tiny and gentle, but powerful just the same. (Informational picture book. 3-10)"
Not all working dogs are big and powerful, like police or rescue dogs. Some are tiny and gentle, like little Lola, a 5-pound Yorkshire terrier from California certified as a therapy dog. Read full book review >