Search Results: "Neal Wooten"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BALANCE by Neal Wooten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sci-fi savvy teens and those glutted on dystopian futures can easily find more engaging reads. (Dystopian romance. 14-17)"
Does humanity's future hang in the balance, or is maintaining the balance a prison? Read full book review >

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RETERNITY by Neal Wooten
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"Nearly impossible to put down."
Wooten's novel is an earnest coming-of-age tale as well as an inventive look at the contested borderland between science and faith. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO LOVE by Mira Wooten
Released: March 27, 2012

"A warm love story that doesn't deliver the emotional punch to make it truly compelling."
Wooten's debut weaves a wholesome love-at-first-sight romance about a hunky cowboy-lawyer, a rootless photographer and a political murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"These numbers register in the brain, but the story of one valiant little boy and his remarkable foster mother goes right to the heart."
A veteran TV newsman's heartfelt account of the relationship between Nkosi, a Zulu boy with AIDS, and Gail Johnson, his white South African foster mother, a woman committed to giving her doomed, beloved child the best life possible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A well-intentioned but prosaic book."
Tales of community activists who salvaged their neighborhoods from natural disaster and governmental neglect in New Orleans. Read full book review >

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GO WILD WITH... DESIGNS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, this colorful concept connects the right dots for a toddler audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
Single-word labels highlight a creative range of designs. Read full book review >

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THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S ROUGHRIDERS by Horace E. Wooten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A homespun, heartfelt tale of race and self-discovery."
Wooten's affecting debut features an ambitious 19th-century slave who becomes a deputy sheriff after years as a fledgling cowboy and cattle wrangler. Read full book review >

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UNWIND by Neal Shusterman
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"As with classics such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, one can only hope that this vision of the future never becomes reality. (Science fiction. YA)"
Shusterman's Everlost (2006) dealt with death and children with a sense of innocence, redemption and even humor. Read full book review >

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BRUISER by Neal Shusterman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2010

"Once again, Shusterman spins a fantastic tale that sheds light on everyday life. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Shusterman's latest is an unlikely love story. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW CLUB RISING by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The mystery and nonstop action will draw teens in; but the uncomfortable questions raised about guilt and responsibility will linger on. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Coinciding with the re-release of Shusterman's first novel (The Shadow Club, 1988), this sequel addresses the lingering consequences of hatred and revenge. Read full book review >