Search Results: "Tameka Fryer Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

MY COLD PLUM LEMON PIE BLUESY MOOD by Tameka Fryer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2013

"Figurative and grounded—a nicely sophisticated exploration. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a free-wheeling style and going far beyond the usual pairings of colors with moods, Jamie describes his day's emotional path. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AROUND OUR WAY ON NEIGHBORS' DAY by Tameka Fryer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A stronger choice for celebrating city summers and community is Ruth Forman's Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon, illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc (2007). (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Blue sky, no clouds, / Summer heat, side street, / Whirling, whizzing feet. / Everyone is out to play / Today, around our way." Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1998

"Reviewing Wilde's familiar rise and fall from Gide's perspective, Fryer finds a few intersections of the two men's interests, and biographical similarities in such matters as that each man indirectly injured his wife. (8 pages of b&w photos, not seen)"
Sticking to biographic routes rather than real literary parallels, Fryer (Dylan: The Nine Lives of Dylan Thomas, 1994) retraces a decade of crossed paths between the notorious playwright and the future Noble Prize—winning novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"An example of poor quality control in the Dylan Thomas industry."
Dylan Thomas set out to make his life as striking as his poetry, but BBC journalist Fryer (Isherwood, 1978) denigrates the former while skirting the latter, missing both man and poet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUSTICE FOR WARDS COVE by Douglas M. Fryer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2016

"An outstandingly methodical commentary on the American legal system and its political components.
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An exhaustive account focuses on one of the most contentious court cases in U.S. history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO DOGS ALLOWED by Phil Fryer
by Phil Fryer, illustrated by Chantal Bourgonje, developed by Tizio BV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Such fickle, conditional friends seem a bit unfunny for a feel-safe-and-loved bedtime story... even in a fairy tale. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Moms can't see them, and dads scare them away, but these mythical creatures are present at sleep or at play.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PHANTOM BULLY by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Everybody's middle school years should be as ultimately satisfying as Roan's, whether they are Jedis-in-training or not. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Perhaps playing off the principle that a great ending will mitigate almost anything, this story has at least a dozen endings, and all of them are pretty spectacular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DROWNED CITY by Don Brown
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An excellent chronicle of the tragedy for a broad audience; children, teens, and adults will all be moved. (source notes, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Following the stellar The Great American Dust Bowl (2013), Brown tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans, beginning with "a swirl of unremarkable wind" in "early August, 2005" and ending with the observation that "By 2012, only 80 percent of New Orleans's residents had returned."Read full book review >