Search Results: "Amanda Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"An enormously important subject obscured in a blinding blizzard of undifferentiated fact."
The editor of Hostage to Fortune: The Letters of Joseph P. Kennedy (2001) returns with a thick, assiduously researched biography of Eleanor Medill "Cissy" Patterson (1881-1948), the powerful, tendentious editor of the Washington Times-Herald. 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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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 >

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HAPPY! by Pharrell Williams
by Pharrell Williams, photographed by Amanda Pratt, illustrated by Kristin Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Yet another vapid celebrity picture book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Williams' song, familiar to many children from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, is set to consonantly upbeat images.Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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LOVE CREEPS by Amanda Filipacchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"A surreal comedy of manners that's also a surprisingly penetrating work of psychological fiction."
A stalkee becomes a stalker and starts to understand its attraction in this off-center romance. Read full book review >