Search Results: "Toni Trent Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOWFLAKE KISSES AND GINGERBREAD SMILES by Toni Trent Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This volume will work well with even the youngest toddlers to introduce many elements of Christmas celebration. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Several African-American preschoolers prepare to celebrate a traditional Christmas with all the trimmings in this short work for younger children, the latest in a holiday series from Parker and Anderson (Sweets and Treats, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Still, the overall travelogue is colorful and engaging and offers a unique glimpse of the cultural heritage of African-Americans in the United States. (list of places with contact information and web sites, author's note) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Sienna groans when she hears her family's perfectly fun, 700-mile road trip from Connecticut to North Carolina will be ruined with educational trips to African-American historical sites. Read full book review >

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THE TINKER KING by Tiffany Trent
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Rushed but lush, with a nice touch of Victorian post-humanism for an original twist. (Steampunk. 13-15)"
The prize for saving the world is having to do it all over again in this companion to the steampunk romance The Unnaturalists (2012). Read full book review >

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ECHO LAKE by Letitia Trent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Beautiful language doesn't make up for the inconsistencies that permeate this first novel."
Trent, a poet, turns her pen to literary horror in this story centering on a community with a very dark soul. Read full book review >

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THE AWAKENED WOMAN by Tererai Trent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An empowering story coupled with easy-to-navigate steps that can help any woman achieve her full potential."
An African woman buries her written dreams in the dirt and makes them come true. Read full book review >

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BURNING NATION by Trent Reedy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An action-packed thriller that may well lead readers to further explore the complicated constitutional and political issues it raises. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In the second installment of the Divided We Fall trilogy, PFC Daniel Wright continues fighting for the Republic of Idaho against the federal government in what is becoming a second civil war. Read full book review >

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DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Projecting 19th-century nullification crises into a not-so-distant future, Reedy creates a credible military thriller. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In the first installment of a trilogy set in the near future, 17-year-old Pfc. Daniel Christopher Wright fires the shot that may spell the end of the United States. Read full book review >

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IF YOU'RE READING THIS by Trent Reedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers will anticipate each letter right along with Mike, and they may receive some good guidance about life along with him. (Fiction. 10-16)"
A moving study of war's long-reaching effects on families. Read full book review >

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Visions 2013 by Amy Trent
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"Erotica fans with short attention spans will find these sexy quickies hard to resist."
Sensuous snippets from a fantasy sex life. Read full book review >

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THE LAST FULL MEASURE by Trent Reedy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 26, 2016

"An action-packed tale of a future readers will hope never happens. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
The Divided We Fall Trilogy series concludes with the United States on the brink of destruction. Read full book review >

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A VIRTUOUS DEATH by Christine Trent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Filled with informative historical tidbits on some of the less salubrious aspects of Victorian times and plenty of red herrings but sadly in need of some judicious pruning."
The cards say murder in Queen Victoria's court. Read full book review >

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THE MOURNING BELLS by Christine Trent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 2015

"The pace is glacial, despite, or perhaps because of, the extensive and interesting exploration of Victorian mourning practices."
The peculiar Victorian fascination with all aspects of death causes an undertaker to ponder the good and bad features of safety coffins. Read full book review >