Search Results: "Lori Degman"


BOOK REVIEW

COCK-A-DOODLE-OOPS! by Lori Degman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2014

"Puns and foolery pitched just right for newly independent readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Zemke provides more farmyard huggermugger (George Shannon's Wise Acres, 2004) to illustrate Degman's versified tale of animals trying to substitute at sunrise for an absent rooster. Read full book review >

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NORBERT'S BIG DREAM by Lori Degman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"The message of dreaming big is secondary to the storyline, but Norbert is no stick-in-the-mud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The expression "when pigs fly" is given a new twist as Norbert the pig dreams of swimming—not in just any pond, lake, or ocean, but the English Channel. Read full book review >

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1 ZANY ZOO by Lori Degman
by Lori Degman, illustrated by Colin Jack
ANIMALS
Released: July 20, 2010

"Crackling good fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fearless fox filches keys, and crazy creatures stir up all kinds of mischief. Read full book review >

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PAX AND BLUE by Lori Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nicely pitched to young readers' empathies. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An ordinary city pigeon follows a little boy onto a subway train. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A charming addition to a winning series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in the Maple & Willow series finds the sisters excited about Christmas preparations, especially getting their first real Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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CAPELIN WEATHER by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Interesting as a site-specific book but less satisfying as a story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kate's grandmother is proven right when the arrival of capelins signals the start of warm, sunny weather in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Forbidden by Lori Adams
Released: April 15, 2014

"An action-packed, satisfying love story gets this supernatural series off to a rousing start."
Adam's (Unforgiven, 2015, etc.) debut paranormal YA romance, the first in her Soulkeepers trilogy, pits angels against demons as they war over souls in modern-day Connecticut. Read full book review >

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SUBSTITUTE ME by Lori Tharps
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A simple, readable tale takes an unusual detour before returning to predictable terrain."
A year spent working as a nanny in Brooklyn helps directionless Zora discover that her true passions are cooking and her boss's husband. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 1996

"Still, Johnny Spain's life story is so powerful, and so inspirational, that it overcomes its narrator's limitations. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A moving journey through a black activist's turbulent life. Read full book review >

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MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The fifth book in Wilde's Cupid series is pretty heavy on the bad boy/good girl trope but manages to mostly make it work."
Kaia Alzate is a veterinary student who loves all animals—wild and domestic. Will her compassion and hope be enough to tame Ridge Lockhart, the wild man of her dreams? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"More adventurous than cow-tipping."
A beguiling memoir by an American who arrived in the Soviet Union two weeks before Gorbachev was ousted from office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIGNESS OF THE WORLD by Lori Ostlund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"An achingly beautiful collection as unpredictable and resonant as life itself."
The world is both terrifyingly huge and unbelievably small for the cast of characters in this debut collection from Ostlund (After the Parade, 2015). Read full book review >