Search Results: "Rebekah Ruth"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A thorough, well-executed first effort."
A 20-year-old widow and her mother-in-law take a vacation to Ireland and find more than they ever expected. Read full book review >

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THE UPSIDE OF FALLING DOWN by Rebekah Crane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A light exploration of existential themes. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Clementine Haas wakes up in a hospital, she has no recollection of the past 18 years of her life, let alone why she's there. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING HOME by Susan Hand Shetterly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An ecological cautionary tale that perhaps errs a little too much on the side of caution. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A school of alewives migrates from the ocean to an inland lake to spawn. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET POOL by Kimberly Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Share with budding naturalists or use as an excellent guide for a woodland walk when the first rains of spring awaken this diverse and fascinating ecosystem. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This surprisingly engaging look at a habitat not often covered in science curricula and popular nonfiction series strikes a harmonious balance of conversational language, factual text and informative illustrations. Read full book review >

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"An annotated innovation on the psalms of King David."
A short, passionate "psalm" of one Christian's personal faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET BAY by Kimberly Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Wade past the subpar poetry to find some good science. (list of estuarine animals and plants, author's note) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Facts about estuaries are accompanied by pages that often include rhymes and always include watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE TWILIGHT ZONE by Mark Kneece
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Stylistically consistent with The After Hours, its nostalgic slant may prove too obtuse for younger readers to grasp; if forced to make a choice between the two, Hours may prove a more popular choice for a teen audience. (Graphic fiction. YA)"
A full-color graphic novel, seamlessly adapted from the original Twilight Zone episode. Read full book review >

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BAD DOG FLASH by Ruth Paul
by Ruth Paul, illustrated by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"This No, David! with a canine protagonist should appeal to a broad audience, whether dog lovers or not. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A humorous story about a lovable, troublemaking puppy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINTS by Ruth Sanderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Young people might be particularly drawn to Catherine, pictured with both a book and a sword, and portrayed almost as a princess on the striking cover. (index) (Collective biography. 9-12)"
Forty stories of Christian saints from the first millennium are illustrated with appropriately gorgeous, pencil-and-oils-on-paper art. Read full book review >

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THE CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN by Ruth Sanderson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Sanderson's lush, detailed oil paintings are perfectly suited to the theater of fairy tale, where blood red bays may be summoned by a whistle's trill, and heroes climb mountains of crystal to reach palaces inhabited by velvet-clothed princesses. (Picture book/folklore. 7-10)"
A retelling of the Chinese legend of the magic brocade, here set in 15th-century Europe, combined with elements from the Norwegian tale about the princess and the glass hill. Read full book review >