Search Results: "Malene R. Laugesen"


BOOK REVIEW

FLYING SOLO by Julie Cummins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Cummins' animated account of early aviator Ruth Elder's struggles and achievements will amuse and inspire girls of all ages. (author's note, sources, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 6-12)"
A lively biography of a pioneer in women's aviation. Read full book review >

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MAMA WENT TO JAIL FOR THE VOTE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"It's an effort full of good intentions—but good intentions without spark remain simply intentions, not achievement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Susan Elizabeth chronicles the final years of the women's suffrage movement with all the earnestness of the indoctrinated. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS GOWN by Linda Leopold Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A tale fit for a princess, or at least an aspiring one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
No princess-loving reader could resist this lovely confection. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"One of the best paranormal fantasy releases of this year—a self-publishing benchmark."
This extraordinary work of paranormal fantasy—a debut, no less—revolves largely around the morally bankrupt owner of a museum of oddities who attempts to reinvigorate his flagging business by capturing the Hodag, a legendary creature believed to inhabit the woodlands of northern Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Expressive exercises that provide an array of motivational pointers."
The 26 characters of the English language serve as springboards for life advice and reflection in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

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Masters' Mysterium by R. R. Reynolds
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Like Charlaine Harris' Midnight, Texas saga this is cutting-edge genre fiction that will appeal to genre fans as well as mainstream fiction readers. It's a storytelling tour de force no matter the categorization."
This rousing sequel to Reynolds' debut novel (Masters' Mysterium: Wisconsin Dells, 2013) continues a paranormal fantasy saga chronicling the epic battle between angels and demons and the humans entangled in their war. Read full book review >

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I LIKE YOUR SHOES by R. Stim
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A worthwhile if occasionally clumsy children's mystery for kids and tweens."
In Stim's (Ivan the Not-So-Terrible, 2013, etc.) latest kids' book, a 15-year-old thief, a torched houseboat and phone calls from herself are the latest puzzles facing a sharp 12-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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THE POISONOUS GENIUS by R Giridharan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rigid but workable thriller that offers a few genuine surprises."
A series of murders in a small Indian town reveals a complicated conspiracy in Giridharan's debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

That Awful Smell by R. Neighbor
Released: March 25, 2016

"Realistic local color and characters make up for a somewhat poor mystery plot."
In Depression-era Kansas, young Ralph McConnell and his friends find a body down by the river in the latest in the Young Ralph McMystery series. Read full book review >

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I DIDN'T KILL YOUR CAT by R. Stim
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Despite its flaws, the book has a charming main character and a diverting plot sure to appeal to fans of whodunit novels."
Stim's entertaining debut takes the reader into a houseboat community as a young preteen tries to catch a killer. Read full book review >

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FOX AND THE BIKE RIDE by Corey R. Tabor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A fun, free-wheeling romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Passengers on a bicycle-built-for-many get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >