Search Results: "Paige Billin-Frye"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GROUNDHOG DAY BOOK OF FACTS AND FUN by Wendie Old
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"A final page of riddles will leave readers grinning. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Peppered with quirky little boxed riddles ("What is a groundhog's favorite book? Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO NAMED THE CLOUDS by Julie Hannah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An excellent combination of history and science, sure to spark the interest of future meteorologists. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
This combination biography and science text is a fascinating look at one man's interest in weather. Read full book review >

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THE WAY WE DO IT IN JAPAN by Geneva Cobb Iijima
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Even the surprise lunch the school throws for Gregory has a pathetic feel to it, as if learning how they do it in Japan is going to be a long row to hoe for Gregory. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A well-intentioned but wooden story of a young boy who, with his American mother and Japanese father, is transplanted from the US to Japan. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE IN THE MEADOW by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This could have worked without the poem device as there is little else available in a picture-book format for this young audience other than Byron Barton's Building a House (1990), but the counting is fun and will give the audience a chance to chime in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Utilizing the device of the familiar rhyme "Over in the Meadow," this new reconstruction features all the kinds of workers needed to build a house. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE DREIDEL by Abby Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Glossary of terms included. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Max gets his dreidel out of the drawer where it's been stashed since last year and the Hanukkah celebration begins. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING TO HAVE YOU by Paige Harbison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"With characters and situations readers will recognize, Harbison scores. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An insightful examination of a longtime friendship soured by romance and personality conflicts. Read full book review >

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OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"This sequel to The Cracked Spine (2016) is rich in Scottish dialect and eccentric characters, including a well-meaning heroine who brings on most of her own troubles."
A murder at a Scottish castle reveals a murky past. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKS THAT MATTERED by Frye Gaillard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An exuberantly written account of one writer's leap toward understanding life's intersection with literature."
A Southern writer reflects on the lessons learned from a lifetime dedicated to literature. Read full book review >

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STINKY CECIL IN OPERATION POND RESCUE by Paige Braddock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Bufo buffoonery for fans of the Holms' Squish series and like early graphics. (Graphic fantasy. 6-8)"
Stopping a highway project that threatens his pond is going to take more than Cecil the toad's ability to "toot." Read full book review >

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SIMONE by Eduardo Lalo
by Eduardo Lalo, translated by David Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Like the song says, you can't always get what you want."
Ah, love: if it didn't end badly, it wouldn't end at all, especially for two star-crossed lovers in modern-day Puerto Rico. Read full book review >