Search Results: "Steve Pemberton"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Speaks directly to the miracle of surviving a childhood without love."
Corporate executive Pemberton spins a grim, touching memoir of his life as an abused foster child and his search for family. Read full book review >

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EGYPTIAN MUMMIES by Delia Pemberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Vivid, full-color photographs, lively writing, and an attractive and accessible format make this a first choice for studying the life and times of ancient Egypt. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Examining the remains of seven Egyptian mummies ranging from a prehistoric farmer who lived about 3400 b.c. to a schoolboy from Roman Egypt in 120 a.d., the author, a lecturer at the British Museum, provides a fascinating introduction to history. Read full book review >

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THE CAT MASTER by Bonnie Pemberton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Those desperate for another cat story may find this more entertaining than reading the back of a pet-food bag—barely. (Fantasy. 10+)"
A stunning cover is the best part of this mediocre animal fantasy. Read full book review >

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BURNING THE SEA by Sarah Pemberton Strong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Smart, edgy, well written: an impressive first."
A confident and powerfully voiced first novel in which a couple—damaged, haunted and desperate—find redemption. Read full book review >

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THE FAINTING ROOM by Sarah Pemberton Strong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A deliciously creepy and intense story."
Strong (Burning the Sea, 2002) presents a disturbing and erotic narrative about the lives of an oddly matched married couple who host a teenage girl for the summer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"In an arena already crowded with juicy first-person exposÇs and academic diatribes, a detached, surface-level survey isn't going to generate much interest. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A volume that will be welcomed by anyone with an interest in the Reagan presidency so overwhelming it has not yet been sated by the glut of books on this subject. Read full book review >

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BOATS GO by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"The real challenge will be keeping it out of the bathtub. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Eight boats sail across the elongated double-page spreads, rendered in primary-color watercolors and accompanied by an appropriate sound. Read full book review >

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CAT GOT A LOT by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Another ideal story for newly hatched readers. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Happy Cat and his neighbors return for another early reader (Happy Cat, 2013). Read full book review >

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GREEN LIZARDS VS. RED RECTANGLES by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A visually entertaining story of war and peace. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war, but neither can defeat the other. Read full book review >

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TRAINS GO by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Sheer, fabulous power. (Board book. 1-3)"
There's more than just "choo-choo" along this track. Read full book review >

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ZEPHYR TAKES FLIGHT by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Flighty fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Zephyr, a buoyant, gum-chewing lass obsessed with airplanes, achieves a fantastical flight—and gets home in time for breakfast—in this enjoyable romp. Read full book review >