Search Results: "Rich Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

TINY GOES BACK TO SCHOOL by Cari Meister
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2014

"Never underestimate the power of a treat to motivate. (Early reader. 4-6)"
When Tiny fails to do any of his tricks—sit, stay, shake—his owner decides it's time for the anything-but-tiny dog to go back to school. Read full book review >

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TINY ON THE FARM by Cari Meister
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Sure to appeal to fans of that other big dog too. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The enormous and abundantly energetic Tiny, canine star of the team's When Tiny Was Tiny (1999) and other early readers, takes center stage in his first picture book. Read full book review >

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TINY THE SNOW DOG by Cari Meister
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Can a springtime adventure for Tiny be far behind? (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Meister and Davis team up for their fourth beginning easy reader about Tiny, a gigantic golden dog who is anything but tiny. Read full book review >

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SCAT, CATS! by Joan Holub
Kirkus Star
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Rich Davis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"A first choice for most libraries. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
A marauding band of neighborhood cats of every color invades the house of a red-haired little girl and her tow-headed brother in this amusing easy reader from the talented Holub (The Garden That We Grew, below, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIREFIGHTERS TO THE RESCUE! by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"With just the right amount of tension and a large amount of admiration, Hamilton and Davis have created a sure fire hit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This exciting look at firefighting is steeped in 1950's style and engaging rhyme. Read full book review >

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ONE GOOD PUNCH by Rich Wallace
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Readers will wish there were more to it. (Fiction. YA)"
To everyone around him, Michael Kerrigan is "almost too good to be true." Read full book review >

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SECOND-STRING CENTER by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"However, for reluctant readers and sports fans, this, like the rest of the series, is a strong choice. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cornell "Dunk" Duncan and his team from Dunk Under Pressure (2006) return for another in the Winning Season series. Read full book review >

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ALIS by Naomi Rich
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Particularly undeveloped is the flimsy prophetic construct of Alis's forced marriage: The answer provided for why Alis's otherwise loving parents would promise her so seems tacked on and unconvincing. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
This compelling, briskly paced tale of a girl's flight from her home to escape an arranged marriage is ultimately too thin on details to be completely satisfying. Read full book review >

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PERPETUAL CHECK by Rich Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A decent choice for boys looking for mental rather than physical adventures. (Fiction. YA)"
Fighting, flirting and familial pressure set the scene for an intense day at a regional chess tournament. Read full book review >

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SHOTS ON GOAL by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Engrossing fare. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Wallace flattens the sophomore jinx in this taut, present-tense tale of an underdog high-school soccer team battling internal dissension, set in the same Pennsylvania town as his strong debut, Wrestling Sturbridge (1996). Read full book review >

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WRESTLING STURBRIDGE by Rich Wallace
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"The young characters here, male and female, are all athletes, but not stereotyped jocks, and Wallace limns the pleasures and limitations of small-town culture with a sure hand. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This strong debut, set in a small Pennsylvania town where local sports rule, pits a senior wrestler against both a close friend and the prospect of a dead-end, beer-and-factory-work future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Released: April 2, 2013

"An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege."
A mathematician with a combination of unusual gifts sees the worst coming in this strange rumination on catastrophe prediction. Read full book review >