Search Results: "Amanda Gulliver"


BOOK REVIEW

MY OWN LITTLE CHRISTMAS STORY by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple, satisfying presentation of the most important events in the Nativity story. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
This British import is a gentle, simplified retelling of the Nativity story for younger children, from a prolific author of Christian books for children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Inspirational lessons hidden in a repetitive, difficult read."
In her debut collection of essays, Gulliver offers guidance for overcoming life's challenges through embracing faith in the Holy Spirit. 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 >

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DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF THE BIRDS by Amanda  Hall
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Trimming Irving's elaborate language, Hall's version is still colorful and slightly exotic, and much more suited to its younger audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hall's story follows its inspiration, Washington Irving's tale of the Pilgrim of Love from his Alhambra, and uses some familiar fairytale tropes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEASE by Amanda Maciel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"An emotional, deftly paced and heartbreaking first novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An intense examination of bullying from a seldom-heard-from side: the bully's. Read full book review >

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TORN by Amanda Hocking
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"More is exactly what they will be looking for once they've turned the last page. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The second installment of the Trylle trilogy picks up right where the first (Switched, 2012) left off, with 17-year-old Wendy Everly returning home to her "host brother" after disappearing without a trace almost a month prior. Read full book review >

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FAIRY BAD DAY by Amanda Ashby
FANTASY
Released: June 9, 2011

"Give this lighthearted and lightly satirical book to younger teens and those preteens who won't be put off by the length. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
Teens with a taste for the paranormal school story and a tolerance for raucous humor will be involved with and amused by this romantic fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Vivid backgrounds, generous use of colors, and amiable creatures contribute to this gleeful tour of the animal kingdom. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pint-sized sleuths use written and visual clues to discover the identities of their quarry in this diverting and ingenious approach to the standard lift-the-flap format. Read full book review >

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FAMILY TRUST by Amanda Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2003

"Contrived romp from the author of Legally Blonde, the basis for the Golden Globe-nominated movie."
Driven yuppie versus Park Avenue preppy. Read full book review >