Search Results: "Amanda Gefter"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Beautifully written and hugely entertaining, this book is a heartfelt introduction to the many mind-bending theories in contemporary physics."
Part science writing and part memoir, this adventurous fact-finding romp takes readers across the landscape of ideas about the universe, calling on the expertise of the biggest names in science—and also the author's lifelong partner in her pursuit of the meaning of everything: her father. Read full book review >

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WAGSTAFF by Philip Gefter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Gefter draws on interviews and considerable research to create a richly detailed portrait of a connoisseur who defied convention in the art world and in his own life."
The life of an influential champion of photography as an art form. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN SUN by Amanda  Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This, coupled with her unique perspective on a common theme, make the dramatic read-aloud an easy addition to multicultural collections. (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Weaving together important themes in Native Alaskan culture, Hall (The Hard to Swallow Tale of Jonah and the Whale, not reviewed, etc.) creates a hauntingly original story. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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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 >

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DOG DAYS by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Wonderfully sympathetic and amusing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a clever approach to the new-baby and sibling rivalry theme, Otis, the endearing canine from Dog Eared (2002), finds himself neglected, ignored, and forgotten when a new kitten joins the family and Lucy, his beloved owner, is occupied helping her little sister learn to take care of her new pet. Read full book review >

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HECTOR'S NEW SNEAKERS by Amanda Vesey
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Whether peer-driven shoe-freaks will swallow the message is a question; they're mostly older than the target audience, but it's well worth a try—and amusing to see that this problem is international. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hector is mortified: his birthday sneakers look and feel fine, but—instead of the all-important soccer insignia—this cheaper pair sports gold stars. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Amanda Sun
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Weak, formulaic romantic and supernatural plots are offset by rich, setting-driven subplots. (Japanese glossary, acknowledgments) (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
Following Ink (2013), Katie and Tomohiro, a Kami (descendant of a Japanese god), cope with the danger he poses to her. Read full book review >

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SWITCHED by Amanda Hocking
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Details of Wendy's daily life tend to obscure the mounting tensions between good and evil, but there's enough forbidden love and adventure to hook readers and leave them wanting more. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Self-publishing phenom Hocking's first traditionally published outing will appeal to teen readers looking for a paranormal-romance fix. Read full book review >

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ELEGY by Amanda Hocking
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Readers won't have to work to resist the lure of this siren song. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
What's the best news about the fourth and final installment of the Watersong series? It's finally over. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU & ME by Amanda Grace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"For more complex examinations of student-teacher affairs, readers should be directed to Barry Lyga's Boy Toy (2007) or R.A. Nelson's Teach Me (2005). (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An honor-roll teen falls for her community college professor in this mawkish romance. Read full book review >