Search Results: "Stacy Curtis"


BOOK REVIEW

TO BE A CAT by Matt Haig
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Simultaneously predictable and quirky, this will likely appeal to the author's fans but may not attract new readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This offbeat tale offers an uneasy mix of magical transformation, violence and bullying, and the dreary misery of family dysfunction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An easy pitch, particularly to reluctant or inexpert readers. (Nonfiction browsing item. 9-11)"
"Bizarre" barely covers some of the wacky incidents Tocher gathers from baseball history. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND GRAHAM by Mike Knudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2010

"Knudson's focus on sports adds some flair to a series that is already winning fans and providing enjoyment for third- and fourth-grade readers who like the slightly larger-than-usual font, the short chapters and Curtis's appealing illustrations. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Best friends Raymond and Graham bring their usual antics to the game of baseball in their annual attempt to win the Millcreek Little League Championship (Raymond and Graham Rule the School, 2009). Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND GRAHAM RULE THE SCHOOL by Mike Knudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"The authors draw a bead on the fourth-grade funny bone and hit a bull's-eye. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Raymond and best friend Graham have been looking forward to fourth grade since they were first graders, when they were mightily impressed by the big kids. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON STONE by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sticklers for accuracy about the Triassic Period may have trouble with the premise, but most newly independent readers will look forward to more encounters with dinosaurs, humans and the first mammals as the series continues. (illustrated cast of characters, map) (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Someday, Miggy wants to tell a story that will make everyone say, "Wow!" Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2011

"A sobering, exhaustive amalgam of scary psychoses and liberating introspection."
The grim, turbulent life of a girl at the mercy of multiple psychological maladies. Read full book review >

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IMPERFECT HARMONY by Stacy Horn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Even those unable to carry a tune will find that Horn's prose hits a high note."
The joyful journey of one woman's life through song. Read full book review >

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ONE WITCH AT A TIME by Stacy DeKeyser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A satisfying, stand-alone sequel that will certainly send readers back to read The Brixen Witch (2012). (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic beans, a boy brave enough to confer with witches and a girl strong enough to defy a tyrant are the ingredients for another original tale with familiar folklore roots. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING NAKED by Stacy Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2004

"A standard belated-coming-of-ager, but nicely worked out and genuinely affecting—even if too long and sometimes plodding."
Cincinnati columnist Sims debuts with the ordeal of a young woman who returns to her childhood home to put her family ghosts to rest. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR MY CATS TO DIE by Stacy Horn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Dubious entertainment best left unread, except by those who need to compare themselves with other ne'er-do-wells in order to feel better about their own predicament."
A middle-aged single woman living with two diabetic cats in a shabby, haunted New York apartment chronicles her anxiety, her obsession with death, and the unending failures that have plagued her personal and professional life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A masterful approach to composition combines with a fascinating plot and makes its subject entertaining as well as compelling."
A unique competition between two scions of the Gilded Age is the driver for this fresh look at the mores of the rich and powerful. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2005

"A lively, well-written, and most timely study of diplomacy in action."
Here's breaking news for the Francophobic freedom-fries set: without France, there would have been no United States. Read full book review >