Search Results: "S.J. Hodges"


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FOUR FEET TALL AND RISING by Shorty Rossi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A candid, charged slice of personal history."
A salty, pugnacious memoir of a Little Person, his gangland background, his love of pit bulls and his road back from self-destruction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A loving appreciation of a rare commodity: an extraordinary athlete who was an even better man."
A neglected baseball great receives his due in this comprehensive biography. Read full book review >

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"A story with an important message and a happy ending, suitable for even the youngest readers."
A compassionate, educational picture book about a rescued collie who finds a loving home. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT HODGES' CAFE by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"One of the most exceptional and offbeat stories in some time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Margaret Hodges
by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Barry Moser
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Moser's full-page watercolor illustrations on every other page create a strong visual personality for Moses as he ages from confident prince to elderly prophet. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Hodges retells some of the key events from the life of Moses in a well-written, fluid style that makes the ancient stories come alive for young readers or listeners. Read full book review >

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THE VOICE INSIDE MY HEAD by S.J. Laidlaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"A satisfying mystery peopled with characters readers will be happy they've come to know. (Mystery. 12-18)"
This absorbing mystery might or might not be paranormal, but it's certainly constantly interesting. Read full book review >

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SACRILEGE by S.J.  Parris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Densely textured but slow-moving, with a mystery whose tangled mess of multiple plots and plotters is only partly resolved by Bruno's trial for murder, attempted murder and larceny."
Giordano Bruno, the excommunicated monk attached to both the French embassy and the spy network of Sir Francis Walsingham, is lured to Canterbury by still another troubled attachment. Read full book review >

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ON THE LINE by S.J. Rozan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"All the twists you'd expect from Rozan, but speeded up within an inch of their lives, just like the summer movie this yarn ought to spawn."
Lydia Chin's been kidnapped, and Bill Smith has only 12 action-packed hours to find her. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Bolton (Sacrifice, 2008) overplots on occasion, but her heroine, so troubled and so valiant, is irresistible."
There is love, murder and snakes in the grass in a picturesque English village. Read full book review >

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B-FOUR by Sam Hodges
Released: June 1, 1992

"Colorful and charming in distinctly southern ways, but ultimately disappointing: a standard tale of bright futures and saccharine sentiments."
A mildly humorous but mostly unexceptional debut from newsman Hodges about his home turf, Birmingham, Alabama, and a cub reporter learning the ropes at the local paper who finds—all at once—love, the will to defy his tyrannical father, and a front-page story. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"His visual trope of a flowerlike flame in the fireplace of Joan's home is startlingly recreated in the final image of Joan at the stake. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
While Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett's Joan of Arc (1998) focused on Joan as a saint, this spirited but reverent telling emphasizes Joan as a hero. Read full book review >