Search Results: "Alyssa Casey"


BOOK REVIEW

Nothando's Journey by Jill Apperson Manly
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Picture books about modern African children are uncommon, with superb ones in short supply, making this an excellent choice for libraries seeking diversity."
A young Swazi girl finds strength and confidence by watching the movements of animals in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

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WALKING NAKED by Alyssa Brugman
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2004

"A painful look at the naked truth. (Fiction. YA)"
Megan Tuw, a not-very-likable teen, is self-absorbed and ruled by peer pressure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Amusing, compassionate story of love among the pots and pans."
A cooking rookie's memoir of love and food. Read full book review >

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ALEX AS WELL by Alyssa Brugman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Alex is a winning character, but the glimpses into her mother's twisted point of view are both unsettling and unnecessary. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Against her narcissistic parents' wishes, a teen with an intersex condition decides to start living as a girl. Read full book review >

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IN BED WITH A SPY by Alyssa Alexander
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Angel loves her for her strength but also longs to protect her, which causes friction throughout this delightful novel."
The Regency-era widow of a British Army major joins forces with a spy to expose a ring of assassins in this combination romance and thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2012

"A quiet delight."
A charming memoir about how a woman's "torrid affair" with perfume changed her life. Read full book review >

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MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY AT WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Cute critters, but not strong enough to cross the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The events of a day at a combination animal shelter and veterinary office are detailed in this oversized and overly busy picture book from Casey (Beep! Read full book review >

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FACELESS by Alyssa Sheinmel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A problem novel, yes, but an absorbing one. (Fiction. 12-18) "
When a pretty, athletic girl loses her face in a fire, she gets a face transplant and struggles with the permanent changes in her life. Read full book review >

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BEING BINDY by Alyssa Brugman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 11, 2006

"Readers who enjoyed titles as different as Adele Griffin's Amandine (2001) and Lynn Ray Perkins's All Alone in the Universe (1999) will find a lot to like in Brugman's latest. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Bindy's life is infinitely more complicated when her best friend, Jane, drags her into a group of trendy girls ready for teen experimentation—which Bindy definitely is not. Read full book review >

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A DEVIOUS DEATH by Alyssa Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"An unusual twist rooted in the recent horrors of World War I adds interest to a typical country-house mystery."
Money may be the root of all evil, but is it the motive for murder? Read full book review >

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A HOPE DIVIDED  by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"As the war closes in around them, the line blurs between who is the rescuer and who is the rescued."
A self-taught scientist spying for the North rescues a Union soldier in the Confederate state of North Carolina. Read full book review >