Search Results: "Taia Morley"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NEW BIG-KID BED by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A big-time missed opportunity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fears of a new bed can be complicated when a dinosaur's added to the mix. Read full book review >

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MATH FABLES TOO by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A seamless blend of pleasure and purpose sandwiched between an introduction for adults and a closing page of recapitulated science facts. (Nonfiction poetry. 4-7)"
Anything but a one-trick pony, Tang offers not only math concepts in his latest collection of verse, but natural history, challenging vocabulary, wordplay and wisdom to boot. Read full book review >

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THE SUN AND THE MOON by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A glowing liftoff for any child's interest in matters astronomical. (further reading, website) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Fledgling readers curious about the lights in the sky will get an eyeful of the two brightest ones from this new entry in the venerable nonfiction series. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERS OF MORLEY MANOR by Bruce Coville
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Readers who prefer their monsters lizard-headed or with vampire fangs, snake-haired, hunchbacked or overmuscled, froggish or doggish, need look no further than this over-the-top tale of two human siblings helping a notably motley semi- or non-human cast stave off an alien invasion of Earth. Read full book review >

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COME SUNDAY by Isla Morley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2009

"Intense, unsparing, dark and often downbeat, but distinguished by an impassioned, poetic voice."
South African-born Morley's confident debut explores the intense grief that follows a child's accidental death. Read full book review >

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FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2012

"Elegant and nimble history of a series of events likely unknown to many readers."
A sprightly social history of the convergence of pro- and anti-slavery agitators in the city of Washington during the explosive summer of 1835. Read full book review >

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THE SPIDER AND THE DOVES by Farah Morley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Although a little too wordy for younger listeners, this is one of the more attractive books on Islam's origins. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
The lowly spider is a strong hero in this traditional story about Muhammad. Read full book review >

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THE FEAST OF FOOLS by John David Morley
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"Beer with too much head."
British-born Morley (The Case of Thomas N., 1987) fails to put Munich on the literary map in a pretentious second novel that makes the city the heart of a heavily symbolic structure, as creaky as the scenery for Munich's famed carnival balls. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF BOWIE by Paul Morley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Bowie still deserves a full-dress serious biography, which would benefit from a touch of this book's reckless spirit."
A lengthy critical tribute to David Bowie's pop-cultural legacy, with a particular emphasis on his epochal 1970s work. Read full book review >