Search Results: "Theo Heras"


BOOK REVIEW

HAT ON, HAT OFF by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"A seemingly simple story is greatly enhanced by nuanced, toddler-friendly details. (Picture book. 1-3)"
What parent or caregiver hasn't played the game of putting on and taking off a piece of clothing with a baby? Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE BABY-O? by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"Lively, toe-tapping fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This collection of ten rhymes and songs manages to group some traditional favorites such as Trot Trot to Boston and Hush Little Baby with more modern folk songs like Woodie Guthrie's Jig Along Home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Solid reading for comparative religions, current events and the clash of civilizations."
An eye-opening look into the abyss: the great yawning gulf that lies between the true believer and the infidel. Read full book review >

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TOXIC HEART by Theo Lawrence
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"An electric, futuristic fantasy with loads of action, heartbreak and one delicious gold-lamé cat suit. (Urban fantasy/science fiction. 14 & up)"
Averting the vindictive intent of a greedy family while longing for the affection of an absent paramour can give a revolutionary girl heartburn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"No ease anywhere, but the text conveys a dreamlike sense of standing outside oneself and observing that keeps things from getting too scary."
An unsettling account of trying to connect with inmates at a Vermont jail through a literature class. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW MASK by Lin Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"It's clear there will be a third installment, which may help to clarify what all the fuss is about…or not. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Newly orphaned, forced to live with an uncle he never knew he had and trying to cope with a strange new ability to hear the past, Leo's suffering more than normal teen angst. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Helpful exercises combined with the memories of one woman's journey down the oftentimes scary and lonely path of the writer."
A woman explores her personal world of writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Not another slick how-to, but a comforting reminder that life goes on after the spouse is gone."
A divorced mother's funny, chatty, revealing take on Splitsville—with just enough anguish and sadness to be utterly believable. Read full book review >

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OSCAR AND HOO FOREVER by Theo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2005

"Though younger readers may be disappointed to discover that dreams aren't as easily directed as the author suggests, the mutual affection so strongly expressed by these unlikely companions should make a lasting impression. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Young Oscar and his buddy Hoo, a small, puffy cloud with faint facial features, return to share dreams and affirm their friendship in this restrained follow-up to Oscar and Hoo (2002). Read full book review >

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SOUND BENDER by Lin Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Ultimately, readers will feel this has all been done before. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
A young adolescent boy discovers secret, amazing powers. Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF THE NETHERLANDS by Theo van Stegeren
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 30, 1991

"Bibliography; maps, b&w photos, charts, and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
A somewhat unfocused entry in the ``Portraits of the Nations'' series, this time covering the Netherlands—its people, land, and daily life; history; the economy, government, social system, and leisure activities; problems clouding the future. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF THE MYTHS by Luc Ferry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthy, fun way to enjoy ancient myths while learning some pure philosophy."
Ferry (Philosophy/Sorbonne; A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living, 2011, etc.) brilliantly illustrates the basis of Greek philosophy in the structure of its myths. Read full book review >