Search Results: "Tom Wooten"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A well-intentioned but prosaic book."
Tales of community activists who salvaged their neighborhoods from natural disaster and governmental neglect in New Orleans. Read full book review >

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RETERNITY by Neal Wooten
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"Nearly impossible to put down."
Wooten's novel is an earnest coming-of-age tale as well as an inventive look at the contested borderland between science and faith. Read full book review >

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THE BALANCE by Neal Wooten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sci-fi savvy teens and those glutted on dystopian futures can easily find more engaging reads. (Dystopian romance. 14-17)"
Does humanity's future hang in the balance, or is maintaining the balance a prison? Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO LOVE by Mira Wooten
Released: March 27, 2012

"A warm love story that doesn't deliver the emotional punch to make it truly compelling."
Wooten's debut weaves a wholesome love-at-first-sight romance about a hunky cowboy-lawyer, a rootless photographer and a political murder. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S ROUGHRIDERS by Horace E. Wooten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A homespun, heartfelt tale of race and self-discovery."
Wooten's affecting debut features an ambitious 19th-century slave who becomes a deputy sheriff after years as a fledgling cowboy and cattle wrangler. Read full book review >

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CLOUDETTE by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Sweet and sunny. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lichtenheld takes a charming turn with the "tiny but mighty" theme. Read full book review >

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DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones. (paper-folding instructions) (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)"
Can tiny paper guru Origami Yoda save nerdy Dwight (from whose finger Yoda pontificates) from Principal Rabbski's unfounded suspension (and worse)? Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >

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JINGLE BABIES by Tom Arma
by Tom Arma, photographed by Tom Arma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's not great art, but it will make a thoughtful stand-in for a Christmas card, as well as a festive standby for the teething set. (Board book. 1-3)"
Jingle Babies ($6.95; Oct. 1, 1996; 12 pp.; 0-448-41139-3): Arma's full-color photographs may ring a bell with readers acquainted with Anne Geddes's work (The Twelve Days of Christmas, 1995, etc.) involving even younger infants than the ones dressed up here. Read full book review >

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SOUL LOOKS BACK IN WONDER by Tom Feelings
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An outstandingly beautiful and powerful book. (Poetry/Picture book. 7+)"
Continuing the reflection and celebration of African-American experiences begun in Something On My Mind (with Nikki Grimes, 1978) and Daydreamers (with Eloise Greenfield, 1981), Feelings pairs 13 poems (either new or, for the most part, previously inaccessible) by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Walter Dean Myers, Margaret Walker, et al., with complex artwork involving blueprinting, stencilling, collage, and spray-painting. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT PIRATES by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

Accurately subtitled "A collection of made-up facts, educated guesses, and silly pictures about bad guys of the high seas," this study affirms many popular misconceptions about these archetypal villains. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S WITH THIS ROOM? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bright and busy illustrations bring the amazingly messy room to life with a wide variety of perspectives, and the endpapers include funny room-cleaning tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lots of kids have messy bedrooms, but the little boy in this rhyming story has such a pigpen of a room that "you'd have to clean up just to call it a mess." Read full book review >