Search Results: "Lou Berger"


BOOK REVIEW

DREAM DOG by Lou Berger
Kirkus Star
by Lou Berger, illustrated by David Catrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"This delightful story waffles irresistibly between reality and fantasy, and young readers will find Waffle the dream dog a tasty treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The common developmental stage of imaginary friendship is creatively and charmingly addressed in this bittersweet tale of a boy and his dogs—one real and one pretend (or maybe not). Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT WISH by Lou Berger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"A stunning lesson in the power of wishes and memory pitting the child Eliza against the childlike Adelle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl's extraordinary wish comes true until an old lady moves in to take her place. Read full book review >

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NIGHTBORN by Lou Anders
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"A winning testament to the value of friendship and to a surly dragon's power of persuasion. (maps, glossary, game rules, 'historical' note) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Caution: a wyvern's talons might pluck you up and drop you smack in the middle of a legendary quest. Read full book review >

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CABIN by Lou Ureneck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"Ureneck's story is simple, but it rewards abundantly by affirming the unexpected possibilities for renewal that life offers."
A modern-day Walden with a midlife twist. Read full book review >

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RIZZO'S DAUGHTER by Lou Manfredo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Good cops, bent cops, tormented and demented cops, cops of every description inhabit Rizzo's world, all of them utterly believable and intensely interesting. For readers compiling a short list of crime fiction, here's an essential."
In Manfredo's tender and terrific latest, a burned-out cop can't quit because he's also a devoted dad. Read full book review >

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420 CHARACTERS by Lou Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"An adroit experiment that marries linguistic restraint to literary cool."
Eclectic, vivid moments in time, delivered in the exacting limits of social media. Read full book review >

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THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE by Lou Berney
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A mystery with a deep, wounded heart. Read it."
Twenty-five years after a devastating shooting and the unrelated disappearance of a teenage girl, the survivors of both events struggle to find out what really happened so they can move on with their separate lives. Read full book review >

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MAN OF THE YEAR by Lou Cove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"While references to sexual acts, male anatomy, and drug use may put off some readers, most who either recall or are curious about this free-loving period of history will find themselves satisfied by Cove's re-creation of his journey out of boyhood."
Fundraising adviser Cove recalls with humor and understanding a pivotal year in the life of his family. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET FIDGET AND THE MOST PERFECT PET!  by Joe Berger
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Familiar waters, sure, but it's the rare child who doesn't dream of having his or her very own Thunderhooves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bridget Fidget desperately wants a pet unicorn to name Thunderhooves, so when a giant box arrives downstairs marked "Fragile" (or, as she imagines, "Here's your new pet!") she dives right in, spreading Styrofoam pellets ("snow") all over the house. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT! GOOD NIGHT! by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Young readers will giggle over the bedtime jollity, while parents may recognize the familiar bedtime battle and see themselves in the mother rabbit whose love and patience prevail.(Picture book. 3-7)"
Three mischievous bunnies finally fall asleep in this playful look at the bedtime routine. Read full book review >

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BENTO'S SKETCHBOOK by John Berger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Berger's readers will see with fresh eyes."
A deceptively brief volume offers profound meditations on art, the creative process and so much more. Read full book review >