Search Results: "Lorri Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

YOURS FOR ETERNITY by Damien Echols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2014

"Reconstructed from thousands of letters the pair exchanged over 16 years, this tender and unusual narrative offers a rare, courageously intimate view of a love that should never have survived and yet did."
A former prison inmate and his wife share the personal letters they exchanged during his incarceration, offering insight into their remarkable, if slightly obsessive relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOULFIRE by Lorri Hewett
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Still, Hewett offers change at the end, without neat resolutions, and the frustrations of young people searching for something they can depend on are clear. (Fiction. 12+)"
An angry, rough-hewn inner city story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVES OF OUR OWN by Lorri Hewett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The racial controversy over the ball is also summarily resolved; such haste combined with gaps in logic, fragmentary conversations, and a weak finish make for a patchy story at best. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A contrived, poorly constructed climax caps an anemic plot in this soapy tale of two teenagers struggling to make sense of personal, social, and racial relations in a small Georgia town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUNDERS AS FATHERS by Lorri Glover
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Well-written and immensely rewarding, this important book will appeal to both scholars and general readers."
A superb new perspective on America's Founding Fathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEWEY FAIRCHILD, PARENT PROBLEM SOLVER by Lorri Horn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"After all, as Horn puts it in this winning debut, 'where you found kids, you always found parents who needed some assistance to be, shall we say, their best selves.' Amen to that. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Hey, kids, are you saddled with a waaay overprotective mother? A dad who picks his nose? Parents discussing a move to Alaska? See Dewey Fairchild! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A thrilling adventure story gracefully told."
An energetic examination of the maritime disaster that, surprisingly, cemented England's claim to a colonial empire in the Americas. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SMALL BLUE AND THE DEEP DARK NIGHT by Jon Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"160; Add this original, illuminating book to any stack of in-the-dark, nighty-night anxiety tales right next to the bed, alongside that last glass of water—but leave the door open a crack! (Picture book. 2-6)"
Small Blue (a little bunny) gets a bad case of the middle-of-the-night willies, imagining what spooky creatures might lurk in the dark corners of her home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CHICKEN'S BIG DAY by Jerry Davis
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 2011

"Be sure to share with willful toddlers and rambunctious preschoolers—they will easily relate to Little Chicken. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A close-up of a neon-yellow chick beckons from the bright-blue front cover. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE AND THE COPYCAT CROOK by Eleanor Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its bounty of factlets slipped in for learning on the sly, it's a sure kid and teacher pleaser—a perfect package for tweens. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Julian Calendar has a plan to avoid being a friendless nerd at his new school: Play dumb and pretend to love sports. Read full book review >