Search Results: "Aaron Hartzler"


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WHAT WE SAW by Aaron Hartzler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A powerful tale of betrayal and a vital primer on rape culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a fictional analog of the 2012 Steubenville, Ohio, rape case, allegations of gang-rape at a high school party expose a small town's ugly truths. Read full book review >

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RAPTURE PRACTICE by Aaron Hartzler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"A hilarious first-of-its-kind story that will surely inspire more. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
An eye-opening, autobiographical account of growing up waiting for the rapture. Read full book review >

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TOOLS RULE! by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Buy it along with a wooden tool set as a gift for an enterprising young carpenter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Are there any tots who don't like to play with toy tools? Read full book review >

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE YAKYU by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Yakyu or baseball, it's all sheer joy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young boy enjoys the best of two baseball worlds. Read full book review >

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HUG A BULL by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"While it's useful for the wide range of animals covered, the disconnect between the occasionally sophisticated text and the slightly saccharine pictures ultimately compromises its success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Zenz utilizes clever wordplay to introduce names for a menagerie of animal dads to the preschool crowd. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"When the duo brush their teeth, the spread has just two words in gigantic type: 'MINTY! / BEEFY!' That sums it up: a dog story with a fresh approach and something with solid flavor to chew on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A French bulldog narrates a simple but charming story about the activities of his day with a parallel look at similar behavior by his human companion, Sis. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

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PIG THE PUG by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Children who love dogs will find this amusing the first time through, but the humor palls quickly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In rhyming text, a bug-eyed pug named Pig stubbornly refuses to share with the almost equally bug-eyed Trevor, the "wiener dog" he lives with—and soon gets his comeuppance. Read full book review >

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I LOVE EWE by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"The best part of this slim title is the final page, which pictures all the animal mothers with their appropriate names. Consider only as an additional purchase. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A breezy book aimed at young readers touches upon the unique terms for 27 animal mamas. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY by Aaron Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An imaginative adventure story whose elaborate illustrations inspire wonder, careful examination and multiple reads. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ignored by her digitally distracted family, a girl draws a red door on her bedroom wall and steps through. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR MONEY GREW ON TREES by Aaron Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Surprising and absorbing. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Horticulture pays off for an enterprising teen. Read full book review >

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THE UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN by Aaron Renier
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Anyone who has said that pirates are an overused motif in youth literature has not yet met Walker Bean. Read full book review >