Search Results: "Reg Down"


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THE LOST LAGOON by Reg Down
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 2010

"Sweet stories to share with children while storms rage outside."
A fierce storm visits a magical farm where fairies, gnomes and mice freely mingle with a few chosen humans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"Comprehensive data backs up a much-tested system that assists parents in getting their children to a calmer state of mind."
Helping your child destress. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2009

"Once again, Jenkins provides an almost irresistible entry into our natural world for the youngest readers. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
From above the surface to the bottom of the deepest sea canyon, unusual creatures inhabit every level of our oceans, even those seemingly hostile to life. Read full book review >

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UPSIDE-DOWN MAGIC by Sarah Mlynowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Readers will recognize much that is familiar and appealing in this alternate universe. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
In a society where everyone has a neatly defined magical talent, Nory is a misfit. Read full book review >

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DATING DOWN by Stefanie Lyons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2015

"Turbulent love via turbulent poems. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A teen falls into a damaging romance. Read full book review >

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GOING DOWN by Jennifer Belle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"Though finely detailed, and appealing in its madcap manner, this flurried portrait of city hustles and heartbreaks offers only a limited, eviscerated view of the perils of a life on the make."
A pleasing frolic on dangerous ground, this debut from Belle features a ditzy NYU coed's yearlong misadventures as a novice hooker, spiraling downward while she imagines herself on the road to better things. Read full book review >

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OFFICER DOWN by Michael Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 1993

"The recent bombing of the World Trade Center (not, by the way, the climactic target here) gives this crackerjack story an added timeliness."
Tired of battling US anti-drug authorities on Colombian soil, the druglords hatch an ingenious, improbable, yet prophetic scheme: They'll hire a cadre of terrorists to execute NYPD officers at random, spreading fear and demoralization in preparation for an all-out attack on a high-profile public institution—all in order to frighten federal authorities into backing off their demands for extraditions from Colombia. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE DOWN by Tom Kakonis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

"Naggingly similar in plot to Michigan Roll, but even more inspired in its wry and compassionate portrait of desperate men: any way you cut it, this one comes up aces."
Cracking good crime thriller that resurrects both the gambling hero of Kakonis's Michigan Roll (1988) and the exhilaratingly tough yet deeply humane storytelling that made that first novel one of the most memorable in recent crime fiction. Read full book review >

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UPSIDE DOWN by Crockett Johnson
Released: June 25, 1969

"Here Junior rights mother by reversing the book; most kids today could set her straight immediately (and most parents would want to)."
The dismay of a mother kangaroo who deduces from a geography book that she is really upside down is an amusing take off on an old befuddlement that's probably obsolete. Read full book review >

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DOWN CITY by Leah Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"An honest and probing memoir of coming to terms with family."
A debut memoirist tells the story of her mother's brutal murder and her difficult relationship with her father, who followed his wife to the grave 14 years later. Read full book review >

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UPSIDE DOWN by Shannon Guerra
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A thoughtful, faith-based read that provides engaging insights on attachment issues."
A candid self-help book about forming bonds with adopted children. Read full book review >