Search Results: "Susan Condie Lamb"


BOOK REVIEW

MY GREAT-AUNT ARIZONA by Gloria Houston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1992

"A nostalgic but appealing portrait of another generation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Echoing Barbara Cooney's fictionalized picture-book biographies of strong, independent women whose stories both challenged and exemplified their times (Miss Rumphius, 1982; Hattie and the Wild Waves, 1990), Houston (her The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, 1988, was illustrated by Cooney) recounts the story of a great-aunt who spent her entire life in rural North Carolina. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE PRIMER A TO Z by Caroline Stutson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's extremely old-fashioned in sensibility and may not find an audience among the rough-and-ready preschool set. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Stutson's rhyming alphabet book works its way over the prairie landscape. Read full book review >

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DOLL TROUBLE by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Smooth, satisfying fantasy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Having a favorite doll come to life—what a rich, delicious fantasy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An appealing tasting menu for the banquet that is Lincoln."
Essays crafted from C-SPAN interviews of 55 writers on Lincoln. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

"A unique historical snapshot of most interest to those just learning about the nation's highest court."
The sitting Justices and various experts discuss the Supreme Court and its work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMERLOST by Ally Condie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Honest, lovely, and sad. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A year after losing two family members, a girl spends the summer in a small town with a Shakespeare festival. Read full book review >

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FRESHMAN FOR PRESIDENT by Ally Condie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2008

"Could be useful for integrating civics and language arts, but not much else. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The principal of 15-year-old Milo Wright's high school in Sage, Ariz., has decided to do away with student council elections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSED by Ally Condie
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Both rich and easy to digest, this will leave fans hungry for the third book. (Science fiction/romance. 13 & up)"
Cassia and Ky grapple with secrets, wilderness and the tumultuous meanings of love in the second installment of this addictive, layered dystopic trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATCHED by Ally Condie
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Detractors will legitimately cite less-than-subtle morality and similarities to The Giver, but this one's a fierce, unforgettable page-turner in its own right. (Science fiction/romance. YA)"
In a tranquil future with clean streets and no illness, Cassia excitedly anticipates learning who will be her government-dictated marriage Match. Read full book review >

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ATLANTIA by Ally Condie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"As cool as a submerged city and teen siren are, too many physical details are missing and too many emotional details forced. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The author of the Matched Trilogy dives deep for her next story. Read full book review >