Search Results: "Sherry North"


BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BABY by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"An energetic and inspiring testament to motherhood. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young mother expresses her love and commitment to her inquisitive baby through a limitless variety of possible vocations. Read full book review >

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NORTH by Nick Dowson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Simple but effective, this is a beautiful introduction to a remarkable region that should encourage any child's sense of wonder. (index) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
In the dark Arctic winters, few species can survive, but in short, lush summers, millions of animals return to reproduce. Read full book review >

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NORTH by Donna Jo Napoli
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"It's an unlikely journey, but Napoli makes it a fascinating one, organically incorporating a wealth of detail about the Arctic and its human and non-human inhabitants. (Fiction. 9+)"
Driven by a yearning he can't articulate but knows is essential to his very being, Alvin, a soft and unsophisticated 12-year-old African-American boy living in Washington, D.C., runs away from his caring but smothering mother and physically declining great grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NORTH by Brian Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"A concept-driven work that runs afoul of reality."
Lives are ruined when a Satanic student plays erotic games with his teachers; a first novel from a 68-year-old Englishman. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE YOU ARE MY TEACHER by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A sweet sentiment and a great way to get kids pumped about school and learning—Miss Frizzle would be proud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
North and Hall pair up for another imaginative what-if offering (Because I Am Your Daddy, 2010, etc.), this time introducing young readers to different modes of transportation. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I AM YOUR DADDY by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The final hypothetical—'if I were a wizard'—ties them all together ever so neatly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This Y-chromosome companion to Because You Are My Baby (2008) follows a similar format, positing a hypothetical and its follow-through on each double-page spread: "If I were a scientist, we would dig up ancient bones / And find the biggest dinosaur the world has ever known." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHERRY GOES SANE by Sherry M. Joiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"An affecting, honest memoir useful to anyone trying to understand life with psychosis."
In this debut memoir, a woman describes how she came to understand, treat and live successfully with her mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NORTH by Frederick Busch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2005

"This writer's failures are indeed more interesting than many of his contemporaries' successes. Still, North is a disappointment."
The search for a missing youth jump-starts Busch's brooding latest, a loose sequel to his 1997 stunner, Girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by Luis Alberto Urrea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2009

"Minor work from a writer who has done much better."
Three Mexican señoritas cross the border with a gay escort in this good-humored road novel from Urrea (The Hummingbird's Daughter, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1997

"Even so, his book makes for an armchair traveler's delight. (Author tour)"
A richly observant memoir of a coast-to-coast journey along the US-Canada border, which the author undertook ``a little unsure of how to proceed but eager to see what I could.'' The people along that line, writes novelist Mosher (Northern Borders, 1994, etc.), are a breed apart: self-reliant, tenacious, suspicious of the governments in Washington and Ottawa alike, to the point of harboring secessionist sympathies. Read full book review >

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TRUE NORTH by Kathryn Lasky
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Lucy and Afrika are vivacious fictional heroines striving against a backdrop of actual events and real players; they reveal underlying truths in the sad histories of many a slave. (further reading) (Fiction. 12+)"
A rousing good story and two strong female protagonists make this novel of the Underground Railroad an energetic work of historical fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NORTH WIND by Gwyneth Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"As with Mary Gentle, whom Jones resembles in style and approach, what's needed is a lighter touch, with more suggesting and less head-thumping."
Sequel to Jones's impressive aliens-among-us yarn, White Queen (1993), winner of the James Tiptree, Jr., Award. Read full book review >