Search Results: "Stephen Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

OUTLAW by Stephen Davies
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Nonstop action in the African desert. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Kidnapped by outlaws in a small African country with some rough terrain, Jake and his sister Kas use their savvy to both get themselves free and make sure that the culprit is caught. Read full book review >

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HACKING TIMBUKTU by Stephen Davies
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"Although the story is often clichéd, Danny's hacking-and-parkour comparisons (both involve exploration and special techniques, for instance) and the rarely covered Mali will entice reluctant readers. (author's note) (Thriller. YA)"
In 14th-century Timbuktu, university student Akonio Dolo heists Mansa Musa's gold, but he leaves a clue hinting at its secret location before plunging to his death. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND INK by Stephen Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Based on true events in Mali in 2012, Davies' novel offers villains to hate, protagonists to feel for, and a nuanced glimpse into a rich Muslim culture and society. (glossary, afterword) (Historical fiction/thriller. 12-16)"
Ali and Kadija have nearly opposite views of how to live their faiths and cultures, but as their worlds collide, they are drawn to each other in this ambitious novel narrated by both teens in alternating chapters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD FOR THE BOBO ROAD by Stephen Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A delightful introduction to a lively way of life. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Climb onboard a busy bus in Burkina Faso. Read full book review >

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DON'T SPILL THE MILK!  by Stephen Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A satisfying story, perfect for reading aloud, set in a part of Africa that is rarely shown in children's books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Penda, a young Fulani girl from Niger, takes a long journey by herself to bring her shepherd father a nourishing bowl of milk. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

BEN DRAWS TROUBLE by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Funny and exuberantly sweet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ben Lukin, the bike-loving boy from Ben Rides On (2013), loses something of special significance: his sketchbook.Read full book review >

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BEN RIDES ON  by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Great amusement for the bold and timid alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers and listeners will feel like cheering when this unprepossessing hero gets his due. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIZZY BEAR, LET'S GET TO WORK! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Bury the excessive exclamation points and focus on the visual details to salvage this dig. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Bizzy Bear knows how to get the job done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORM WHALE IN WINTER by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A meditative tale of family, friendship and warmth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A winter tale of a boy, his dad, and a whale Read full book review >

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THE STORM WHALE by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Replete with both peaceful charm and a sense of wonder, this is a selection children will embrace and come back to time and time again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The story of a very unusual friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE RESCUE! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sure to be a crowd pleaser for nimble-fingered little ones. (Board book. 1-3)"
Bizzy Bear, along with a crocodile, an elephant and a dog, has an exciting, interactive adventure as a firefighter. Read full book review >