Search Results: "Scot Sothern"


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CURB SERVICE by Scot Sothern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013

"A relentlessly gritty, cheerless portrait of a talented niche artisan."
A cult photographer's raw, rugged life in words and images. Read full book review >

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SEE WHAT WE EAT! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A solid nutritional primer that is sure to get mouths watering for healthy food…and apple crisp. (recipe, glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Ritchie's group of friends from Look Where We Live! and Follow That Map! (2015, 2009) this time take a trip to Yulee's aunt's farm to see where food comes from and collect the ingredients for an apple crisp for the community potluck dinner. Read full book review >

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FEDERICA by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"There's plenty of yuck-factor silliness, and the penultimate spread, of the family uniting for 'cleanup hour,' is very inviting. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Dirty dishes, food and leaves on the floor, mice, nasty insects like big-eyed flies, spiders, mice, a butterfly or two—what is a tidy little girl to do? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"An illuminating exegesis on slavery and American popular culture alike, and a well-done expansion on Kenneth Greenberg's collection Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory (Feb. 2003)."
Scholarly but accessible and nicely written study of the many roles the 19th-century insurrectionist Nat Turner has played in popular culture and memory. Read full book review >

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LOOK WHERE WE LIVE! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"An excellent addition for the community shelf, this minimizes didacticism while encompassing many aspects of the topic that are missing from other entries. (glossary, table of contents) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The five friends from Ritchie's mapping expedition (Follow That Map!, 2009) now explore their community, helping out along the way. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD I KNOW by Scot Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Simply told and powerfully moving. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A taciturn teen finds solace as a funeral director-in-training. Read full book review >

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THE ECHO OF THE SUN by Scot Harris
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A promising start to a new series."
A middle school girl travels to another dimension to save her parents' homeland from destruction in this debut middle-grade sci-fi/fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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"A great read for sports aficionados at the upper-elementary reading level."
A boy finds the courage and confidence he needs to be a basketball champion in Barnett's picture-book debut, featuring action-packed illustrations by veteran artist Root (Born and Bred in the Great Depression, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT MILLY DID by Elise Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Required reading for young eco-activists. (glossary, resource lists) (Biography. 8-11)"
A warm tribute to an unsung hero of the environmentalist movement. Read full book review >

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P'ÉSK'A AND THE FIRST SALMON CEREMONY by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Though there's not much of a storyline, the book is a good initial introduction to a lesser-known First Nations people. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A glimpse of life along British Columbia's Harrison River, a millennium ago. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THAT MAP! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A fun, if muddled, introduction to maps. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Kids like maps. Read full book review >

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MY HOUSE IS ALIVE! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"If nothing else, the spot-on matching of sounds to reasonable explanation may reassure kids that the disturbing noises a house can make aren't just being imagined—or maybe that it's monsters outside that are making a ruckus. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Mysteries of strange house noises are demystified in a picture book that brings the science while having its imaginative cake, too. Read full book review >