Search Results: "Shelagh Armstrong"


BOOK REVIEW

A NARROW ESCAPE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A tough but realistic view of the inner workings of a rather nasty boy. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Norris is a boy kids love to hate—with good reason. Read full book review >

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IF AMERICA WERE A VILLAGE by David J.  Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The premise isn't new, but it's never been used to better effect for deepening the understanding that children have about the 306 million (and counting) other people with whom they share this land. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
Smith and Armstrong follow up If the World Were a Village (2002) with a similarly eye-opening portrait of the United States as a "village" of 100 people (roughly one per 3,000,000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIT FEATHERS  by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This concluding volume in an interesting concept series is strengthened by colorful characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Norris' obnoxious, bullying behavior makes Ferguson just want to "spit feathers" in this conclusion to the Lobster Chronicles trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BALLET STAR by Adèle Geras
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Little ballerinas may enjoy the story, but it is too bland to be anything more than an additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's a dream come true for a little birthday girl whose aunt is the prima ballerina of Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR BALLET by Adèle Geras
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Geared for the tiniest tiptoes, this sparkling tale is bound to delight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tilly is tickled pink because it's Tuesday, the day for ballet lessons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREW AND THE BUB DADDY SHOWDOWN by Robb Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"Super Agent Mason Stone'' perfectly augment the text. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the cast is finally removed from his broken wrist, Drew discovers that he has miraculously become a talented artist, and begins a comic book loosely based on the adventures of his beloved daredevil older brother, Kyle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU FOREVER by Margaret Park Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"Although the message of a parent's endearing and constant love is always welcome, the bland treatment here will leave young readers wanting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young child asks, "Mommy, what age was I cutest of all? / Now that I'm bigger or when I was small?" The pages that follow are her reply. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVES AND LEGENDS OF THE SAINTS by Carole Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A ravishing glimpse of a complex subject; it leaves readers both enlightened and craving more. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
Brief biographies take a secular and historic approach to the lives and attributes of 20 saints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An important, incendiary, unapologetic history written in hopes of rekindling the possibility of radical change—nothing less than a redistribution of gender power."
Armstrong issues a sobering call to repoliticize the issue of incest, which has fallen prey to the mental health field, its cadre of ``experts,'' and an antifeminist backlash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PACT OF SILENCE by David Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lots of incident but little momentum. Nor is Armstrong especially successful it making it interesting to watch those 40-year-old chickens come home to roost."
DC Jane Salt is just trying to get a little distance from her boss and lover, DI Frank Kavanagh, but crime has a way of throwing them back together. Read full book review >

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MERCY KILL by Lori Armstrong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Another surprisingly twisted tale leads readers into a thicket of relative good and evil."
A former sniper can't settle down to South Dakota life without stirring up trouble. The military didn't prepare Mercy Gunderson (No Mercy, 2010, etc.) for life back home. Read full book review >