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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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FIFTY WRITERS ON <i>FIFTY SHADES OF GREY</i> by Lori Perkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Gimmicks aside, the essays are mostly informative and intelligent."
A collection of essays from a variety of perspectives on the best-selling erotic romance series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >