Book Review: Gazelle in the Shadows

"Gazelle in the Shadows” by Michelle Peach is a whirlwind drama combining some of the most exciting elements of political/international intrigue, historical fiction, and coming of age. Overview It is the story of Elizabeth Booth, a young British college student who is studying Arabic at Durham University.  She travels to Damascus to study and is … Continue reading Book Review: Gazelle in the Shadows

Picture Book Review: “Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans”

Rooster Wore Skinny JeansAuthor: Jessie MillerIllustrator: Barbara BakosISBN: 9781848863132 Publisher: Maverick Arts (2018) Age Range: 4-9 Grade Level: Preschool - 3 Amazon Synopsis Rooster is so excited when his new skinny jeans arrive: the sparkling stitching, a striking gold hue, and the indigo denim, a dazzling blue! But what will the other animals think of … Continue reading Picture Book Review: “Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans”

Book Review: Romantic Illusions

Romantic IllusionsBook Two - An Affair with Beauty: The Mystique of Howard Chandler ChristyJames Philip HeadNorth Loop Books (2019)ISBN 9781545635278Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (2/19) Summary of Romantic Illusions “Romantic Illusions” is the second book in the An Affair with Beauty trilogy by James Philip Head. An exquisite celebration honoring the life of … Continue reading Book Review: Romantic Illusions

Picture Book Review: Fall Ball

FALL BALLAuthor: Peter McCartyIllustrator: Peter McCartyISBN: 9780805092530Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, LLCAge Range: 4-8Grade Level: Preschool - 3 Amazon Synopsis In "Fall Ball" Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors, and crisp air make the perfect … Continue reading Picture Book Review: Fall Ball

Picture Book Review: Lily’s Cat Mask

LILY'S CAT MASKAuthor: Julie FortenberryIllustrator: Julie FortenberryISBN: 9780425287996Publisher: Viking Books for Young ReadersAge Range: 4-6 yearsGrade Level: Preschool - 1Amazon Synopsis: Armed with a vivid imagination and her trusty cat mask, Lily can take on anything--even a new school...But when her teacher tells her no masks allowed in class, Lily worries, can she make friends … Continue reading Picture Book Review: Lily’s Cat Mask

Book Review: “What Some Would Call Lies”

What Some Would Call Liesby Rob DavidsonFive Oaks Press (2018)ISBN 9781944355470Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (2/19)This article was first published on ReaderViews.Com. “What Some Would Call Lies” by Rob Davidson is a fascinating collection of two novellas that delve into memory versus lies and how our lenses change to accommodate and mold our … Continue reading Book Review: “What Some Would Call Lies”

Picture Book Review: “Meeow and the Blue Table”

Meeow and the Blue TableAuthor: Sebastien BraunISBN: 9781907152153Publisher: Boxer BooksAge Range: 2-4Grade Level: PreschoolAmazon Synopsis: Meeow, the irresistibly clever cat created by bestselling author-illustrator Sebastien Braun, is back and ready to play! Like every young child, Meeow loves to make things. So what will he do with a blue table, a red blanket, and lots … Continue reading Picture Book Review: “Meeow and the Blue Table”

Book Review – The Eclipse Dancer

The Eclipse DancerLaura KoerberWho Chains You Books (2018)ISBN 9781946044402Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (1/19) Soul-stirring and bewitching. “The Eclipse Dancer” by Laura Koerber is an enchanting story that carried me away to another world for just a few days but will linger in my thoughts for some time to come. Summary While people … Continue reading Book Review – The Eclipse Dancer