Search Results: "Sophie Allsopp"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Children will enjoy the element of surprise in the cards hidden in the envelopes, but the ephemeral nature of the prayer cards makes this an unsuitable choice for libraries. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
This chronological compendium of 24 short poems, Christian prayers, biblical verses and snippets from familiar, old-fashioned hymns is arranged with a seasonal approach, moving from early spring through the calendar year to the Christmas season. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, ANGELS by Melody Carlson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Older preschoolers will find this too babyish, and toddlers (and adults) will prefer Brown's classic. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
A little boy says goodnight to his friends, family, toys and household items in this earnest but unsuccessful effort that is a pale imitation of the concept and structure of the classic Goodnight, Moon. Read full book review >

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A FLOWER IN THE SNOW by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"This friendship tale definitely has a message, but readers may not be able to find it under the snow. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This odd but sweet tale is flavored with a bit of O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >

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THE LION BIBLE TO KEEP FOR EVER by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An excellent choice for family reading or religious education programs. (Religion. 7-13)"
The Christian Bible is skillfully summarized in 50 episodes in this accessible, illustrated interpretation. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU AWAKE? by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Diminutive in size—just right, really, for a midnight conversation—and pleasantly sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The titular question sparks a conversation many parents will find very familiar. Read full book review >

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READ ME A STORY by Sophie Windham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Fifteen of the most familiar nursery tales, in a nice- looking edition with large type and pleasingly decorative illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNLEASHED by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Only for romance fans. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Davy's escaped from the government camp of Uninvited (2014), but she's on the run and still far from safe.Read full book review >

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BANISHED by Sophie Littlefield
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A weak ending with an irritating wait-a-minute-I-forgot-something moment leaves room for a sequel. (Paranormal. YA)"
In this formulaic, not-even-barely credible supernatural thriller decorated with stock characters and tiresome chases, high-school sophomore Hailey Tarbell has lived her entire life as an outcast, along with her drug-dealing grandmother and her developmentally challenged foster brother, in small-town Gypsum, Mo. Read full book review >

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SNOW, FIRE, SWORD by Sophie Masson
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2006

"The unusual backdrop, a large cast of characters—human and otherwise, some with ambiguous loyalties—and a terror campaign with disturbingly modern overtones will keep readers involved to the end. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Terrorized by powerful djinn, capricious gods and masked thugs on motorbikes, two young people travel through a thinly disguised Indonesia in search of allies against a mysterious sorcerer in this (probably) standalone fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEOGRAPHY by Sophie Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"A bodice-ripper debut with a lesbian twist, too self-conscious to be erotic."
An Australian woman traveling in India tells a new friend the story of her seven-year sexual obsession with an older man living across the world in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY by Sophie Littlefield
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"If you like a little mystery with your romance, Stella (A Bad Day for Sorry, 2009) is the gal for you. Readers who prefer crime to cute may want to give her a pass."
An amateur sleuth finds a corpse almost as fascinating as the sheriff's blue eyes. Read full book review >