Search Results: "True Kelley"


BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL LUNCH by True Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"It's hard to say whether this will turn readers on or off school lunches, but worth a laugh nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A marvelously cute and clever look at school lunches features Harriet, the school cook who is tired out from trying to please all the kids, so she takes a vacation. Read full book review >

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LOTS AND LOTS OF COINS by Margarette S. Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fortunately, Reid devotes a whole page to the Fugio cent—Ben Franklin's penny—which is such a piece of whimsical delight, it might have kept the whole notion of money in some sensible perspective, if it had been left in circulation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Reid's introduction to U.S. coins and coin collecting is comfy and encouraging though somewhat short on the history of our national coins, despite its talk of "a coin is a piece of history you can hold in your hand." Read full book review >

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TRUE by Riikka Pulkkinen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"The emotional intelligence of the prose avoids melodrama to develop authentic poignancy."
In Finnish author Pulkkinen's first novel to be translated into English, a dying woman and her family become a prism illuminating love from a variety of often-uncomfortable angles. Read full book review >

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TRUE by Hilary Duff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Danger romance at its most digestible, ready to be gobbled and forgotten. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
If someone's your true love, just stay devoted while he slams you into the wall and crushes your best friend's hands until she passes out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

True Born by L.E. Sterling
Released: May 3, 2016

"A sometimes-riveting sci-fi series opener featuring multidimensional characters and an exciting, if violent, climax."
A dystopian YA novel in which sheltered twins realize that their world's problems are more personal than they ever imagined. Read full book review >

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TRUE HEROES by Jonathan Diaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Broad streaks of sentimentality, particularly in the pictures, but the worthy purpose shines through. (Short stories. 8-12)"
In this unusual pro bono gathering, 21 children struck by cancer are worked into elaborately staged photographs and then into matching stories created by as many Utah authors. Read full book review >

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TRUE STORIES by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An unusually strong volume—a smorgasbord for young nonfiction readers (both boys and girls) and a good pick for the classroom. (Short stories. 8-14)"
A stellar lineup of nonfiction writers offers true stories, which, like the previous volumes in the Guys Read series, are written to appeal especially to boys. Read full book review >

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TRUE LOVE by Jude Deveraux
ROMANCE
Released: July 2, 2013

"A romantic story of love so deep it survives centuries."
A novel about star-crossed love, life, death and reincarnation. This is the first in the author's planned Nantucket Brides trilogy. Read full book review >

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ALMOST TRUE by Keren David
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"Framing the typical adolescent search for identity within the travails of a threatened witness—who may well be lying about various parts of his story or who may just be confused—makes for a high-octane survival tale. (Adventure. YA)"
In this sequel to When I Was Joe (2010), "Joe" (formerly Tyler, now Jake) continues to make bad decisions based on his very partial understanding of his own past even as he tries hard to escape the present. Read full book review >

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TRUE TALENTS by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Middle-school readers might enjoy how the teens turn the tables on a deranged adult, but overall, the humor is forced and the danger is not as immediate as Scott Westerfeld's Midnighters series, which also features teens with psychic talents and packs a greater punch. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the opening pages of this sequel to Hidden Talents (1999), 15-year-old Eddie Thalmayer, aka Trash, awakens in a locked room, groggy from being overmedicated. Read full book review >