Search Results: "Trish Holland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NAVY'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Trish Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Young readers who like ships and planes will be drawn to this setting, and anyone with a connection to the U.S. Navy would be pleased to find this under the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following a previous military-themed Christmas parody, The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas (2006), this sequel offers a similar celebration, set this time aboard a U.S. Navy ship.Read full book review >

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OCEAN’S CHILD by Christine Ford
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"For family sharing, storytimes and individual browsing—lovely all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In deepening evening, a mother and baby, their fur-trimmed hoods glowing like halos, paddle through waters lit in turn by the setting sun, moon, stars and northern lights. Read full book review >

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THE SOLDIERS’ NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Trish Holland
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"This will be popular with children who like brash superheroes, as well as with families and friends of those serving in the military. (Picture book. 5+)"
Using the familiar structure of the classic Christmas poem, Holland and Ford offer a witty parody that serves up a unique vision of a Santa who is very different from the traditional St. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF WORLD WAR II by Trish Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1994

"Maps; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
The war experiences of six young people: Hans Levy (b. 1928), who escaped to Britain (his parents died at Theresienstadt); AndrÇe-Paule Godley (b. 1923), daughter of a French diplomat, who joined the Resistance; and, born in the mid- 1930's, a London girl, a German boy evacuated from Berlin, a British boy interned in the Philippines, and a Japanese girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"Wood is no Studs Terkel, and her book is less a structured oral history than a collection of anecdotes. Still, her subjects offer important testimony on a bad scene that promises only to get worse."
If there were ever the opposite of a "good war," in the Studs Terkelian sense, Iraq is it. So the veterans interviewed by journalist Wood tell us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE by Trish Doller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A moving story told with compassion and insight. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Kidnapped and dragged across the country by her mentally ill mother, Callie's never been to school or had a friend; then a routine stop for a vehicle infraction changes everything. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller
Released: June 19, 2012

"At its heart, this too-timely novel is purely honest. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An affecting look at the experience of one teen soldier's experience on leave from Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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IN A PERFECT WORLD by Trish Doller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 23, 2017

"Pair with Aisha Saeed's Written in the Stars (2013) for an insider point of view of Islam. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A white Catholic teen from Ohio spends her months in Cairo getting to know her gorgeous Egyptian driver while learning about social justice and international fellowship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL TAILS by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"A de-tail-ed look at an important adaptation across species. (Informational picture book 4-8)"
A fascinating up-close look at the many uses animals have for their tails. Read full book review >

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LOOK BACK! by Trish Cooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A lovely celebration of the grandparent and grandchild relationship. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A grandmother tells a story from her West Indian childhood to her grandson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"A useful teaching tool and discussion starter for multicultural curricula. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
Peace is a relative term in this lengthy photographic essay featuring Alya, an Israeli Palestinian girl, and Yuval, an Israeli Jewish boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO MUCH by Trish Cooke
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Oxenbury's illustrations are magnificent. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
"They weren't doing anything, Mom and the baby, nothing really...Then, DING DONG! `Oooooooh!' " So begins this joyous, song-like tale of a family gathering focusing on the family's youngest member. Read full book review >