Search Results: "Meryl Comer"


BOOK REVIEW

SLOW DANCING WITH A STRANGER by Meryl Comer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A poignant love story with a powerful message."
Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative CEO Comer offers an unvarnished account of her experience as her husband's caretaker after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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SCORPIONS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Budding arachnologists will find this an enlightening introduction. (bibliography, pronunciation guide, resources for more information) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Veteran science writer Pringle delivers another stinging success with this fascinating look at the similarities and differences among the many varied species of these much feared but mostly misunderstood arachnids. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Enthusiastic and wonderfully informative, this will grab readers and listeners alike. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This new entry in a series of popular animal books describes and illustrates 13 species of penguins, flightless southern hemisphere birds with dark backs and white fronts that spend most of their lives at sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2008

"Juicy account of a shocking scandal."
New York contributing editor Gordon interviewed more than 230 people to craft this readable soap opera about a wealthy family wracked by greed and animosity. Read full book review >

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Winner Take None by Greg Comer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2015

"A richly satisfying slice of Americana."
An earnest teen learns valuable life lessons in Comer's vividly rendered debut set in the frontier country of 19th-century Montana. Read full book review >

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FROGS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Budding herpetologists will snap this one up faster than a frog can catch a fly. (author's note, answer key, list of resources for more information) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Science writer Pringle truly delivers with his latest, a fascinating look at the similarities and differences among the many and varied species of frogs. Read full book review >

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WHALES!  by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A rare nonfiction picture book that works beautifully as a read-aloud, as a whole, it's as wonderful as the whales. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
From a take-notice beginning ("If you were a great whale, you could open your mouth wide enough to hold an elephant") to a thoughtful treatment of whale conservation at the end, Pringle (Crows, 2002, etc.) does a bang-up job on his 100th outing. Read full book review >

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SNAKES! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This handsome science title will slide off the shelf. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author of more than 100 books for children and teens has produced another winner in this attractive compendium of intriguing snake facts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEMON CITY by Elaine Meryl Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Nicely atmospheric, a modest tale of a young woman coming of age the hard way."
An amiable debut, part family saga and part whodunit, about family life in a small southern town in the early 1970s. Read full book review >

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THE FLOWER GIRL WORE CELERY by Meryl Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A wedding of the new century joyously wrapped in tradition. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Emma's cousin is getting married, and such a delightful mix of something old, something new it is. Read full book review >

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OCTOPUSES! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pringle inks another winner in a long series of engaging, informative invitations to explore the natural world. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
A veteran science writer introduces the most intelligent invertebrate of all, the octopus, master of camouflage. Read full book review >