Search Results: "Teresa Murfin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY RULES by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Other birthday-themed books present more realistic versions of these annual celebrations, acknowledging that most parties are not all fun and games and that a little rain falls on every parade. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Percy Isaac Gifford shares his rules for maximizing birthday fun. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT AFRAID OF THIS HAUNTED HOUSE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A great, gross addition to Halloween collections of all sizes. (Picture book. 5-10)"
"I'm Simon Lester Henry Strauss, / and I'm not afraid of this haunted house," says Simon as he drags his friends through a horror-filled haunted house. Read full book review >

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL RULES by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In a teacher's hand, this may serve as a springboard for discussing how to achieve success; in the hands of a hooligan, it's a checklist. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Young Percy Isaac Gifford offers 10 rules for students to follow so that an "A+" will be guaranteed. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY TOES by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A refreshing take on the need to follow one's own heart—or feet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chloe knows how hard it can be to follow the beat of your own dancing drum. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING RULES by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"If the scansion sometimes labors, it's still an unabashedly joyous celebration of seasonal gluttony. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Percy Isaac Gifford (whose monogrammed sweater reads, aptly, "P.I.G.") delivers a rhymed set of instructions to less-expert celebrants of the holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE-AND-SEEK TURKEYS by Judith Enderle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

As much an exercise in sequencing as a counting rhyme, this features ten turkeys trying to jump into increasingly large items of clothing before a fox catches them, e.g., "Five turkeys hid in some britches round. / One more came and it was found, / there was not enough room! / Not enough room / for six turkeys / in those britches round. / So . . . six turkeys hid 'neath a petticoat wide." Read full book review >

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SKANK by Teresa McWhirter
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

This stark, convincing portrait of a girl struggling to live in a tough neighborhood should appeal to teens looking for realism. Read full book review >

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A KISS TO REMEMBER by Teresa Medeiros
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2001

"Plenty of fun for the Harlequin crowd."
Another reworked fairy tale from Madeiros (The Bride and the Beast, 2000)—this time, Sleeping Beauty as a Regency romance. Read full book review >

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A TALENT FOR MURDER by Teresa LaRue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"This easy-reading first in a planned series is full of Southern charm, a touch of romance, and the usual suspects."
When her aunt comes under suspicion in a murder case, a devoted niece turns sleuth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rekindled by Teresa Irizarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"An uneven novel that nevertheless provides an accessible introduction to an overlooked hero and the birth of religious freedom in the North American colonies."
A fictional reconstruction of Roger Williams' fight (and flight) for religious freedom in 17th-century England and New England. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF LIVING VIRTUOUSLY by Teresa Jordan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Jordan's engaging collection abounds with provocative inquiry, offering plenty of food for thought."
Thoughtful reflections on virtue and vice. Read full book review >