Search Results: "Stephen James Burch"


BOOK REVIEW

Vampires In The Vatican by Stephen James Burch
Released: May 14, 2014

"Lord maketh darkness, just as He maketh the light.'"
In Burch's (Angels and Vampires, 2013) horror novel, a conflict boils over at the Vatican, where the ranks of evil have learned to blend in with the good. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"An absorbing, well-written memoir by a brave adventurer who discovered her own life."
In this memoir, a documentary filmmaker describes her dramatic journeys, both outward and inward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOWMAIDEN by James Riordan
adapted by James Riordan, illustrated by Stephen Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1992

"For large folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
In this traditional Russian tale, Snowmaiden is the daughter of Spring and Frost, who agree to put her in the care of a peasant couple. Read full book review >

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THE MANNY FILES by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Meanwhile, share this one with any fabulous adult friends you may have. (Fiction. 9-12)"
If the author and publisher had decided to pitch this story as an adult title, it might have been wildly successful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Book of Revelations by A.C. Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A colorful topography of mostly LGBT-related outings, forays, and adventures."
Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch's (The Homeport Journals, 2015, etc.) collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Hilarious, informative and attractively creepy bait, particularly for reluctant readers. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Squeamish readers beware. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NASHBOROUGH by Elsie Burch Donald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Busy and ultimately superficial, for all its serious intentions."
First-novelist Donald ("a member of one of America's families, the Polks") chronicles the declining power of two blueblood Tennessee families—in a narrative overloaded with obtrusive commentary and a cast of thousands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALFLINGS by Heather Burch
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"In the end, readers will be left scratching their heads wondering what actually happened and, worse, whether they even care. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
If this novel were a holiday, it would undoubtedly be New Year's Eve—full of the promise of fun and romance, but a whopping disappointment in the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIT THE ROAD, MANNY by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Delightful but misdirected. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The manny is back, and he's on the road with Keats and crew in an RV bound for Las Vegas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAIL TO THE CHIEFS by Stephen James Poppoon
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An idyllic tale of the pitfalls and positives of growing up."
A coming-of-age story about a group of high school soccer stars navigating their first year of college after they all decide to attend the same Midwestern school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPEN WIDE! by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Enjoyable propaganda. (Board book. 1-2)"
Baby Sam, a reluctant eater, finally takes a bite with the help of the spoon-as-airplane trick. Read full book review >