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 >

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NOWHERE NEAR NORMAL by Traci Foust
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Foust's work fits neatly within the genre of the mental-illness tell-all, though the lack of restraint and stylistic competence makes for a lackluster reading experience."
In her debut memoir, Foust offers a meticulously documented account of the mysteries of her OCD. Read full book review >

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THE READER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it's only the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
In her debut for teens, Chee takes readers on a heart-racing adventure. Read full book review >

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21 SECRETS TO AMAZING HEALTH by Traci Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2008

"A manageable dose of useful medical information."
A board-certified internal-medicine physician takes the guesswork out of maximizing a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILHOUETTED BY THE BLUE by Traci L. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A compassionate portrait of an African-American family coping with grief and mental illness. (Fiction 10-14)"
A young teen struggles to balance responsibilities she shouldn't have to assume against the day-to-day travails of seventh grade. Read full book review >

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STANDING AGAINST THE WIND by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2006

"Moving and thought-provoking. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Patrice's rarely seen mother is in jail, and shy, studious Patrice lives with her aunt in a crowded apartment in the Chicago projects. 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

CODY AND GRANDPA'S CHRISTMAS TRADITION by Gary Metivier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A thoughtful story marred by inconsistent illustrations. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A white boy named Cody helps his military-veteran grandfather cope with memories of a long-ago Christmas in Vietnam as they start a new holiday tradition. Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FINDING MY PLACE by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 25, 2010

"Still, a well-told story that will hold readers. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Tiphanie Baker is beginning high school as the only black female student at Denver's Brent Hills High. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NELSON BEATS THE ODDS by Ronnie Sidney, II
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Engaging and inspirational tales for students coping with common problems."
Paired graphic novels explore learning disabilities and bullying—and touch on foster care—for middle-grade and YA readers. Read full book review >