Search Results: "Amanda Dockery"


BOOK REVIEW

FEAR THE BARFITRON  by M.D. Payne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Buckets full of gross, but are readers guano scoop up an entire series? Snot likely. (Gross-out horror. 10-12)"
A blatant bid for the Goosebumps audience, with added gushes of vomit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"An entertaining and informative volume that will appeal to general readers interested in military history or high adventure. (Maps and photos throughout)"
Interviews with Vietnam-era Navy SEALs about their elite training and demanding military service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO'S COMPANY by Amanda Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Light without being silly, serious yet not solemn, Benjamin's first book hits all the right notes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A whimsical but respectful look at the anxieties faced by a small child whose parent is remarrying. Read full book review >

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WALLY DOES NOT WANT A HAIRCUT by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Cute—but it doesn't stand out from the flock. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Wally's got one wild and wooly problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG EARED by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Terrific—a dazzling combination of humorous, liquid writing and old-fashioned, tinted line drawings, certain to find a home with anyone who needs a shot of confidence-building. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Otis is a dog, but that doesn't mean he's immune to an insult hurled his way by a passing bully, a spike-collared boxer with a sneer on his mug. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Good idea, nicely developed; attractive book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This British artist's first book has two distinctions: striking torn-paper collages, handsomely set on royal blue or black and bordered in harmonious geometric designs, representing ``1/one whale,'' ``2/two tigers,'' and so on; and an inspired inclusion that relates to both her theme and an important number concept usually omitted from counting books: after ``10,'' a spread reading simply ``0...but no dodos''—and no picture, either. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"Despite the absence of insights, an entertaining life of a member in good standing of a highly elite band of brothers."
As-told-to autobiography of a member of the Navy's elite SEAL special-force unit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROSTFIRE by Amanda Hocking
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Good for fans of romance and the genre. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A Trylle Trilogy spinoff features new beautiful trolls from a different tribe—the Kanin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDI UNEXPECTED by Amanda Flower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A fun little detective story with some simple life lessons. (Mystery. 10-14)"
This series opener for middle-grade mystery fans introduces sixth-grade amateur detective Andi Boggs and her sidekick, next-door-neighbor Colin. Read full book review >

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DEMONOSITY by Amanda Ashby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"The message never overwhelms the fun in this frothy paranormal romp. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
With her usual wit and humor, Ashby (Fairy Bad Day, 2011) takes on the question of how to make the right decision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN TOO DEEP by Amanda Grace
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Honest and constantly interesting. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A girl gets caught in a lie she didn't tell but doesn't have the courage to correct in this suspenseful, well-written problem novel. Read full book review >