Search Results: "Sam Childs"


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BABY’S SHOE by Ros Asquith
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Great fun for story time. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cumulative rhyming tale that will have listeners chiming in. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY! by Caroline Castle
ANIMALS
Released: June 12, 2001

"A playful tale to share with tots at bedtime or beyond. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Castle's Little Zeb (Gorgeous, not reviewed) romps his way through another adventure in a rambunctious tale about not sleeping. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER NEEDLE MURDER by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"The latest in Childs's Tea Shop series is again a love letter to Charleston, tea and fine living, with the usual addition of recipes."
The first annual Charleston Film Festival may be the last unless a clever killer is quickly unmasked. Read full book review >

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"A gratifying piece of humble adventure."
Former schoolteacher Childs documents a hot-air balloon ride in this picture book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2010

"A colorful, informative excavation."
Naturalist Childs (The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild, 2007, etc.) probes our "meaningful, tangible connection to the people who came long before us." Read full book review >

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SCONES & BONES by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"A weak mystery worth reading for the extensive tea lore, the loving portrayal of Charleston and the appended recipes."
South Carolina's favorite outlaw, Blackbeard, returns from the grave to claim still another victim. Read full book review >

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SWEET TEA REVENGE by Laura Childs
Released: March 5, 2013

"Enough suspects to hold your interest, although the best features are the local Charleston lore and the appended recipes."
Being a bridesmaid has its dangers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"He has carved an important niche for himself as a nature writer."
Richly nuanced, well-mulled, enormously gratifying descriptions of chance encounters with wildlife from freelancer Childs (Stone Desert, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Each of these pieces is a personal invitation to get outdoors and celebrate all things furred, feathered and scaled."
Naturalist and essayist Childs (House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest, 2007, etc.) celebrates wild creatures met in wild places. Read full book review >

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FIBER & BRIMSTONE by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"The eighth in the too-cute series (Death Swatch, 2008, etc.) includes eight crafting tips and ten favorite regional recipes (not tried)."
Killing in the Big Easy is dead easy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"An original, eloquent account of an intellectual and archaeological odyssey."
Naturalist and NPR commentator Childs (Soul of Nowhere, 2002, etc.) chronicles his research trips following in the footsteps of a native population that flourished, then mysteriously disappeared, in pre-Columbian America. Read full book review >

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SOUL OF NOWHERE by Craig Childs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Superb, meriting shelf space alongside the best of Edward Abbey, Mary Austin, and Frank Waters."
Raconteur, essayist, and NPR commentator Childs (The Secret Knowledge of Water, 2001, etc.) offers a memoir of mad-dog adventures in desert badlands. Read full book review >