Search Results: "Melinda Long"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN PAPA SNORES by Melinda Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lively fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hoot of a picture book, a young girl describes the racket created whenever her grandparents snore. Read full book review >

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PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS by Melinda Long
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Like Colin McNaughton's similarly themed Captain Abdul's Little Treasure (2006), this will engender rousing cheers from mateys of every stripe. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though "pirates don't change diapers. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This isn't likely to turn pirate wannabees into landlubbers, but it will inspire a chorus of yo-ho-hos. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to parrot-toting Braidbeard and his gloriously disreputable crew, a lad discovers the ups and downs of a pirate's life in this rousing mini-epic. Read full book review >

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HICCUP SNICKUP by Melinda Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Wickstrom's decidedly cockamamie characters, pop-eyed and slightly frantic, work wonders with the text, yet even still the real magic of this book comes in a read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Long presents a fairly charming, old family cure for the hiccups. Read full book review >

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THE MELINDA ZONE by Margaret Willey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1993

"A thoughtful, sophisticated consideration of love, and its burdens and rewards, in contemporary families. (Fiction. YA)"
A reflective novel focusing on a docile 15-year-old only child—survivor of a divorce war that's been going on since her babyhood—who escapes a well-programmed life split between two homes in Milwaukee to spend a summer in St. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"A lively alternative to the 2003 print version, with judicious audio and interactive tweaks but blessedly free of games and like silly distractions. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Pans, zooms, gruff vocals and piratical sound effects add even more swash to the buckles of young Jeremy's first encounter with Braid Beard and his disreputable crew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Long Home by J.T. Stilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2016

"A sequel presents an ample and pronounced Christian doctrine but has a tale of individuals protecting their home against malicious baddies at its core."
Mortals and immortals reintroducing science and technology to New Earth have their peaceful realm threatened by evil beings planning an uprising in this second installment of a fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE LONG, LONG LINE by Tomoko Ohmura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"It's a whale of a fun ride! (Picture book. 4-7)"
If the line is long, there's bound to be something good at the end, right? Read full book review >

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A LONG LONG WAY by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2005

"Flawless, honest, humane, moving."
Barry's prequel to the fine Annie Dunne (2002) turns to WWI for the story of a young Dublin soldier who loses love, crown, country, and family in the war-torn desolation. Read full book review >

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THE LONG, LONG JOURNEY by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Readers of Markle's Snow School (2013) and Waiting for Ice (2012), both illustrated by Alan Marks, will welcome this additional account of a baby animal's growth to independence. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In four short months, a bar-tailed godwit chick becomes an adult that makes an incredible journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2012

"A detailed, real-life romance that attests to the endurance of genuine affection."
An affable dual memoir about catching up with the one who got away. Read full book review >