Search Results: "Priscilla Warner"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"An invitation to discussion that's hard to turn down—and a natural for book groups."
Three mothers' engaging account of their interfaith dialogue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Ditch the drugs and learn to relax naturally."
An investigation into popular relaxation methods, packaged as chick lit. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BO PEEP by Priscilla Lamont
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Fails to live up to the high standards already in place for alternative-POV classics. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Illustrator Lamont's Nursery Rhyme Crimes series gets off to an uneven start. Read full book review >

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THE ANTS GO MARCHING by Priscilla Burris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"A picnic with marching, singing, and counting equals fun for toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
March along with these cheerful ants, but wait—are they stealing the picnic or rescuing it from the rain? Read full book review >

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FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS by Priscilla Burris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"This is worth a look if you're in need of cheery counting books, but it's not a must. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Every children's librarian and kindergarten teacher worth their salt knows ten versions of this finger rhyme. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Good for one-on-one sharing or paired with titles such as Saxton Freymann's Fast Food (2006) for a festive, food-themed storytime. (list of foods portrayed in each photo) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peek into worlds where the trees are made of broccoli and the clouds of sweet meringue. Read full book review >

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THE MOON QUILT by Sunny Warner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"The notion of consciously and even joyfully preparing for death after a long life is not necessarily inappropriate for children, but the execution of this story is so deliberately and highly metaphorical it will likely escape the grasp of most young readers. (Picture book. 6-10)"
An old woman prepares for death by stitching her memories into a quilt. Read full book review >

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IT’S ONLY TEMPORARY by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2008

"Illustrations from Skye's all-important sketchbook add visual humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Skye's brother suffers brain damage in a horrendous car accident, her parents become preoccupied with their own misery and the need to help him recover. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC SEWING MACHINE by Sunny Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A story-hour special. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two orphans, brother and sister, triumph over their miserable lot in life with the help of a magic sewing machine. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 10, 1999

"It's a clever way to validate cultural differences as well as introduce some number concepts, but children are not likely to understand just what the Letters' parochialism and exaggerated pomposity are lampooning. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants (1996) follow up with an equally bombastic excursion to the land of Wontoo, whose number-shaped inhabitants are either orderly and even-tempered, or fond of odd dress and behavior. Read full book review >

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COVENANT WITH HELL by Priscilla Royal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"The wealth of historical information and the minutiae of daily life often upstage relatively weak mysteries in Eleanor's adventures (The Sanctity of Hate, 2012, etc.), but this one pulls in enough red herrings to keep even nonmedievalists interested."
A visit to a famous shrine entangles a prioress and her companion in murder and treason. Read full book review >

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BACK TO YOU by Priscilla Glenn
Released: Oct. 20, 2012

"Romance fans will devour this standout story."
First love between two unlikely teenagers comes full circle in this second-chance, friends-to-lovers debut from Glenn. Read full book review >