Search Results: "Scott Terry"


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Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A lively, affectionate autobiography with messages of inspiration and acceptance."
A memoir of growing up gay in the West amid Jehovah's Witnesses preparing for the end of the world. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WOMBAT & FOX by Terry Denton
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Dav Pilkey who are ready for something different will chuckle at the wild antics of this jolly band of animal friends. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
This Australian buddy book featuring the titular Wombat and Fox as well as Croc, millionaire Bandicoot, the Hippo Sisters and the naughty, naughty Five Monkeys is sure to please new readers with a wacky sense of humor. Read full book review >

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RHINO’S HORNS by Michael Terry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Extreme close-ups of rhino and baboon, lushly drawn flowers, fruit, and accompanying insects and birds, and the silly arrangements wrapped around the horns help to enhance what is still an age-old theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another take on the hoary conflict of how one who is different and dolorous about it comes to accept the beauty of his own special qualities. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. Read full book review >

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GRAVEYARD SHAKES by Laura  Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Affirming girl power and the importance of staying true to yourself, this story will resonate with readers who, like Katia, build relationships on their own terms. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A tale about a ghost who fears other ghosts and two sisters who find more welcome in a graveyard than in school. Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD'S CROWN by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is the late Pratchett's last book; even not-quite-perfect Pratchett is something to treasure and can proudly take its place in one heck of a literary legacy. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
"Cry ‘Crivens!' and let loose the clan Mac Feegle!" Read full book review >

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EITHER THE BEGINNING OR THE END OF THE WORLD by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers willing to take their time will enjoy this earnest cross-cultural meditation on love and family. (Fiction. 13-17)"
In New Hampshire, a 17-year-old Cambodian-American girl falls for a mysterious military medic in this poetically rendered novel by the author of The Good Braider (2012). Read full book review >

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SHATTERED by Teri Terry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Though this series started strong, it ends with a whimper. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
A girl with many names adds even more in this final book in the Slated trilogy, set in a dystopian future England controlled by the Law and Order Party. Read full book review >

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FRACTURED by Teri Terry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"Readers who decide to go with the flow will reach a violent and surprising payoff, but it will take dedication to get there. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Those intrigued by Terry's first book about Kyla (Slated, 2012) will find themselves swimming in a morass of her memories in this second. Read full book review >

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BRASS MONKEYS by Terry Caszatt
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"There's no denying it has glimmers of imagination, but they are too few and way too far between. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Eighth-grader Eugene Wise accidentally knocked the principal off the stage during an assembly; no one believed it was an accident, and he was expelled. Read full book review >