Search Results: "Traci N. Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

A IS FOR ASTRONAUT by Traci N. Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Although the short statements could be more substantive together with the accompanying images, this text presents just enough information to launch young readers into a quest for deeper knowledge. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mixed bag of stock outer space-themed images, familiar archival photographs and colorful retro-feeling illustrations are partnered with the alphabet to introduce young readers to a wide variety of space topics, ranging from freeze-dried ice cream to Yuri Gagarin, the first human space traveler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

N by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1997

"Edwards brilliantly deconstructs the language of race in America, a country and culture he celebrates for its invigorating mix, much like this smart and genre-bending book. (Author tour)"
Edwards's second novel (after Ten Seconds, 1991), a tragic romance with less mystery than the title promises, plays with the conventions of genre literature in order to tell a more profound tale of race, sex, and the meaning of identity in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACI LORDS by Traci Elizabeth Lords
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2003

"Her personal tenacity is something of a miracle, and readers of this honest, engaging memoir will wish the author well."
Wary, defiant, not a little defensive, and not a little pissed off, Lords recaptures her youthful voice as she excavates all the rocks on her road from underage porn star to singer and actress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

N-SPACE by Chris Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2011

"Martin's varied literary structure and assimilation of human emotions, fused with a fast-paced, imaginative storyline and realistic science fiction will leave audiences marveling over Maines' adventures in n-Space."
In Martin's collection of science-fiction stories, Lt. Jana Maines steers merchant ships of the Space Trading Commission through the fourth dimension, known as n-Space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN TODD WE TRUST by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Instead of satire, readers get a zany adventure, which would be perfectly satisfactory—if it were zany enough. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This sequel to By the Grace of Todd (2014) sees the return of the title character and his acolytes.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A humorous, lively and humane memoir."
A stand-up comedian's upfront account of the personal struggles with homosexuality that underlay his successful career as an entertainer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dash of Dr. Todd by Howard E. Adkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2009

"An original, well-researched novel that combines exciting plot twists with thought-provoking themes."
In this novel, Adkins (Hannity's Curse, 2009, etc.), a retired physician, imagines a young doctor's journey to the Western frontier during the Gold Rush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK 'N ELEPHANT by Dorit  Leshnick
by Dorit Leshnick, illustrated by Dorit Leshnick, developed by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2011

"Skip this 'Rock' and check out the far superior Zen Shorts and companion books by Jon J Muth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This paradoxically didactic, discordant picture book attempts to introduce children to Zen teachings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK 'N' ROLL MOLE by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"It may not be, as Mole says at the end, 'pure platinum,' but it's not too far off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a friend's in need, sometimes it does come down to "Just do it," as one little mole learns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EL VOLCÁN by C.L. Levy
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Intriguing characters, intense action and an exotic, exhilarating plot."
This fast-paced military thriller is set in Central America during Cold War-era late 1980s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRATCH `N' SNIFF by Gus Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Clarke's dry wit is evident in every line of this wry tale; his humorous illustrations of the bumbling but lovable Sniff and the crafty but harmless Scratch enliven an already comical text. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clever plot masterminded by a shrewd feline is the basis of this engaging olfactory mystery by Clarke (Ten Green Monsters, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTS 'N' UNCLES by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A lively introduction to distant places with some deeply unfortunate visuals. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Silhouette artist Rice offers another imaginative tale using his intricate cut-paper designs. Read full book review >