Search Results: "Tanita S. Davis"


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A LA CARTE by Tanita S. Davis
ADVENTURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Davis's debut offering is as delightful and fulfilling as the handwritten recipes-in-progress included at the end of each chapter. (Fiction. YA)"
"The smell of gingerbread is the smell of a thousand afternoons with MaDea...it's always so amazing to me that I can re-create a time just through smell." Read full book review >

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MARE’S WAR by Tanita S.  Davis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 9, 2009

"Absolutely essential reading. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A summer road trip serves as frame for the story of Octavia and Tali's extraordinary grandmother. Read full book review >

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PEAS AND CARROTS by Tanita S.  Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A worthy read for teens looking to expand their worldviews. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Unwillingly brought together, two girls rely on snap judgements to guide their encounters with each other, and as a result, tempers flare. Read full book review >

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HAPPY FAMILIES by Tanita S. Davis
Released: May 8, 2012

"Warmly drawn; a valuable conversation-starter for families like Ysabel and Justin's. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In a compassionate family drama, twins Ysabel and Justin struggle with the revelation that their father has begun living as a woman. Read full book review >

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FDR by Kenneth S. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"The means by which all this occurred are not explained here."
Fourth and below-par volume of Davis's ongoing biography of FDR (1986, etc.), this entry covering 1936-40. Read full book review >

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HER KIND OF WANT by Jennifer S. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A talent still emerging and perhaps impeded by a preimagined vision of itself."
You know you're a redneck when there are so many of you trying to be outsiders that Barnes & Noble gives you your own section in the store. Read full book review >

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Wise Advice for Caregivers by Diana S. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"A brief but thorough introduction to the basics of in-home caregiving, addressing both practical and spiritual topics."
A manual for professionals, friends, and families responsible for the care of aging or disabled individuals. Read full book review >

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OUR FORMER LIVES IN ART by Jennifer S. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"A highly uneven but ultimately worthwhile collection."
More scenes of the South in this story collection from Davis (Her Kind of Want, 2002). Read full book review >

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SOMETHING MAGIC by Maggie S. Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 1991

"With neither the artistry nor the energy of Anderson's Stina's Visit (p. 734)- -but the story is sweet without being saccharine, while Young's watercolors nicely evoke the lovely setting and warm relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
During an idyllic visit with grandmother in what looks like coastal Maine, a little girl wonders how she resembles Gammy, as everyone says she does (it's the smile, she decides). Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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