Search Results: "Rachelle Delaney"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BONAVENTURE ADVENTURES by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"It's a fine friendship story but not a great one. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A boy attends circus school to learn enough to save his family's circus. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF LOST SOULS by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2012

"Echoes of Peter Pan notwithstanding, a less-than-seaworthy outing. (map, glossary) (Adventure. 10-12)"
Endowed with the trappings of a comedic pirate yarn but not its heart, this series opener focuses more on one character's soul-searching than nautical action. Read full book review >

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ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Plain Janes and lovelorn teens will appreciate the sound self-help tips and be inspired by the stronger, deserves-better Sadie who emerges, ready to give love another chance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A story about creating one's own identity is as common as a cup of joe but this is a bolder brew than most. The natural sweetener: Love is on the horizon for Sadie. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF SPARROW DELANEY by Suzanne Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Sparrow's plight gives new meaning to 'not a ghost of a chance'—an entertaining one. (Fiction. 12-16)"
What high-school kid wants to be a freak, especially the kind who talks to dead people? Read full book review >

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KOYA DELANEY AND THE GOOD GIRL BLUES by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Meanwhile, Greenfield (a much-honored author and poet) narrates with grace and clarity, weaving her several themes into a carefully structured, thought-provoking story that should be a long-lived favorite. (Fiction. 8-12)"
As neatly summed up in Jan Spivey Gilchrist's attractive jacket art, there are several themes in this warm school-and- family story, set near Washington, D.C. Koya is distressed by a falling-out between her sister Loritha and her best friend Dawn, the result of a spiteful trick Dawn plays on Loritha just before a ``double-dutch'' contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2013

"The subject matter makes the book occasionally painful to read, but it is informative about the difficult world of children with life-threatening diseases and their families."
An inspirational book about eight children who struggled with life-threatening diseases and had their wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation. Read full book review >

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BRILLIANCE AND FIRE by Rachelle Bergstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Bergstein's book is an informative, well-written, and entertaining window onto another way of life."
Bergstein (Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us, 2012) provides a history of diamond mining and marketing that reveals the deadly world behind this magical stone.Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN'S HOUR by Rachelle Singer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"A strong, unique female voice supports these poignant poems."
Childhood and womanhood star in this notable debut collection of precise, passionate poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rare Atmosphere by Rachelle Rogers
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"An unusual, touching account of a woman's search for self-acceptance."
In this memoir, the author has a love affair—with a man she's never met. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"Wickedly provocative."
An illuminating study of the history of women's shoes in the 20th century. Read full book review >

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OBI: GERBIL ON A MISSION! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Fast-paced and funny, this installment will bring Obi new fans. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
Obi the gerbil (Obi: Gerbil on the Loose, 2008) is back in action in this simple story about dealing with perceived rejection and making room in one's heart for new friends. Read full book review >