Search Results: "Lori Handeland"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBIE ISLAND by Lori Handeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"An enthusiastic but mediocre genre exercise."
Vampire (and playwright) William Shakespeare and zombie-hunter Katherine Dymond battle the living dead on a Tempest-inspired island in this second in a series by paranormal romance writer Handeland (Crave the Moon, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE UNDEAD by Lori Handeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Christopher Moore does much better work with both vampires and Shakespeare, but this bawdy send-up should slake the thirst of mash-up lovers a little longer."
The Bard struggles with madness and monsters in this risqué literary burlesque from paranormal romanticist Handeland (Apocalypse Happens, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >

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THE PUFFIN PROBLEM by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2017

"This whimsical, intriguing, and perplexing puzzle provides an entertaining introduction to puffins. (notes) (Picture book. 3-8)"
When a coastal city in Newfoundland is mysteriously inundated with puffins, no one knows what to do until "someone small and smart" devises the perfect plan. 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 >

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PICTURE ME by Lori Weber
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The characters' unhappiness and hopes will resonate with many readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Three middle school girls, loosely connected by their various roles in a school bullying incident, narrate the stories of their lives. Read full book review >

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IF YOU LIVE LIKE ME by Lori Weber
CLASSICS
Released: April 15, 2009

"Still, it's an entertaining story that will engage many female readers with its satisfying depiction of a growing romantic relationship. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
High schooler and only child Cheryl has made move after move around Canada with her parents as her anthropologist father researches dying cultures. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT JUST LIKE ME by Lori Mitchell
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A well-intentioned work. (Picture book. 4-8)"
More of a teaching text, Mitchell's story is really a series of observations, ostensibly by a child, about how people differ and how they are the same. Read full book review >

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I WAS A BETTER MOTHER BEFORE I HAD KIDS by Lori Borgman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"On the other hand, why spend 21 bucks on this uneven collection'subscribe to one of the newspapers that carries her column, and you'll get the day's news as well."
As touted by the publisher, another candidate to fill the hole left by the late Erma Bombeck. Read full book review >