Search Results: "Thomas Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PETS YOU GET by Thomas Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"No guarantee that children will choose a guinea pig as a pet (especially with all these choices!), but the odds are in parents' favor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An exuberant (and imaginative) little boy pooh-poohs the idea of having a boring guinea pig for a pet…until he gives it a try. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE AND THE BIG CUPCAKE by Thomas Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Paired with Don and Audrey Wood's classic The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, this is a great lesson in sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little mouse with a big problem finds the answer in generosity. Read full book review >

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THE LOUDEST ROAR by Thomas Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Unimpressive, just like Clovis. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eager to prove that he is the loudest and fiercest animal in the jungle, Clovis, a very young, small tiger, approaches everyone he sees with a loud ROAR! Read full book review >

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HAUNTERS by Thomas Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Reluctant readers and adventure/suspense junkies will gallop through this volume and haunt the shelves for the sequel. (Adventure. 10-14)"
This fast-paced novel incorporates a variety of tropes and modes—time travel and dream walking, adventure and suspense—to produce a rewarding, page-turning read. Read full book review >

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THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE by Sally Grindley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Just right for aspiring young magicians. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grindley (Where Are My Chicks?, 2002, etc.) retells the classic tale with only a slight nod to the familiar Disney version and little of the special magic of Nancy Willard with Leo and Diane Dillon, who made the apprentice a young woman. Read full book review >

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IT’S HARD TO HURRY WHEN YOU’RE A SNAIL by Dorothy M. Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"A poster of Noah and the animals is included. (Religion/picture book. 3-5)"
A shy snail sets off on a mysterious journey in this story that concludes with the surprise appearance of Noah and his Ark. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NEON DANCERS by Matt Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Overly busy but mostly engaging—and much enhanced by its likable journalist-sleuth."
Palmer Kingston—ace reporter for the Tribune in the small city of Marlinsport, Florida (Neon Flamingo)—now lives in a Spanish mansion he shares with girl reporter A.C. Egan of the rival Times, and collections of neon signs and vintage cars. Read full book review >