Search Results: "Nola Langner Malone"


BOOK REVIEW

POT LUCK by Tobi Tobias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1993

"A charming story, with spirited realistic dialogue that's especially entertaining read aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Sophie telephones, Gram urges her to come to dinner ``today''—but ``you'll have to take pot luck.'' Gram defines the term for Rachel, then (to Rachel's puzzlement) spends the day shopping, preparing a festive meal, and tidying the house. Read full book review >

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KING OF THE PLAYGROUND by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Entertaining and salutory. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Each day Kevin presents himself at the playground, only to be ousted by Sammy's threats ("...he'll dig a hole so deep I'll never get out"); each day Dad mildly points out that Sammy's fierce notions are impractical ("And what would you be doing while Sammy was tying you up? Read full book review >

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Excuse Me...I'm Not Dead Yet! by Nola Rocco
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"An engaging novel about one woman's journey from faded to fabulous."
Rocco (The Hollywood Facelift, 1995) offers a kind of Sex and the City for the baby boomer generation in this highly amusing and surprisingly clever romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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HEY, LITTLE BABY! by Nola Buck
Released: March 30, 1999

"The illustrations, executed with a fine, loose drawing style, portray a chaotic but normal, believable household with modern, identifiable objects and scenarios. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In facile rhyme, a preschooler lists all the things she can do: "I can dress myself in my very own clothes. Read full book review >

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TILL'S CHRISTMAS by Nola Thacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Most disconcerting, the setting is Alabama, but there is no mention of mixed colors in school or community—even though cultural conflict is a theme here.(Fiction. 8-12)"
Till, 11, is horrified when her mother invites an old school chum and her daughter Deirdre, who is Till's age, for Christmas. Read full book review >

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HURRY UP, ILUA! by Nola Helen Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Girl power and sibling affection combine with the far north setting for a sweetly memorable tale. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young Arctic ground squirrel enjoying the last few moments of sunshine risks being caught outside when winter falls. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE WIND by Peter Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

For young tars in training, Malone offers an informative, if loosely organized, excursion into several nautical matters. Read full book review >

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TIME'S WITNESS by Michael Malone
Released: April 18, 1989

Cudberth Mangum—the outspoken and improbably literate redneck North Carolina police chief who played Watson to Justin Saville's aristocratic detective in Uncivil Seasons (1983)—takes center stage as the narrator-hero of this wonderfully amusing story of murder, racism, and political corruption. Read full book review >

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Violet of a Deeper Blue by Rick Malone
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An impressive novel about the subtle prejudice and blatant bigotry faced by black men and women in this country."
In Malone's novel, an Ivy-League educated black man struggles to overcome racism in 1980s Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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BEST. NIGHT. EVER. by Jen Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A fun, fresh take on a classic theme. (Fiction. 9-13)"
For one night Lynnfield Middle School hosts the biggest event in town, the seventh-grade dance. Read full book review >

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RED CLAY, BLUE CADILLAC by Michael Malone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"These thematically interwoven tales of 12 southern women end up giving a penetrating look into the values and mores of the New South."
Veteran novelist Malone offers a heady mix of love, marriage, and murder in a dozen southern-themed stories old and new. Read full book review >

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HOW A BABY GROWS by Nola Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"With cozy scenes situated on soft backgrounds featuring cherubic babies in all moods frolicking about, this book will be a favorite for lap-sharing. (Board book. 1-2)"
Sing-song rhythms and simple verse make this entry in the Growing Tree series an ideal read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >