Search Results: "P. Gill White"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"A worthy resource for those mourning a sibling or others."
An expert offers advice, based on personal experience, for those who have lost a sibling. Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LIBRARY DRAGON by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Entertaining nevertheless, with snappy confections from newcomer White. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Miss Lotta Scales, the new librarian at Sunrise Elementary, is a real dragon, literally and figuratively. Read full book review >

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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE BED by Gill Guile
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A natural fit for storytime or one-on-one bedtime sharing. (Board book. 1-3)"
Guile gives the traditional, infectious counting song about rolling out of bed new life in this die-cut delight. Read full book review >

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RETURN OF THE LIBRARY DRAGON by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Pro-book and -library quotes on the endpapers and multiple punny book titles in the illustrations add an extra touch of fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What could cause the Library Dragon to return (The Library Dragon, 1994)? Read full book review >

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BENEATH by Gill Arbuthnott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Give this Scottish import to lovers of horses and folkloric fantasy. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Jess hasn't visited Roseroot Pool since the day she felt an unseen presence stalking her there (in 1577 Scotland, wolves still roam); letting Freya talk her into returning, Jess watches, helpless and horrified, as a dark horse first abducts, then disappears into the pool with her friend. Read full book review >

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SUGAR AND SPICE by William Gill
Released: Feb. 20, 1990

The "sugar" of the title refers to a wide-eyed London divorcee who seeks her fortune in New York City, while the "spice" signifies the phenomenally wealthy Brazilian widow-with-a-shameful-past who befriends her. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2003

"Overall, there are better choices in this crowded field."
Disappointing account of the creation of a great work of art. Read full book review >