Search Results: "Amelia Hansen"


BOOK REVIEW

HENS FOR FRIENDS by Sandy De Lisle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"That Aarón and his family are Latino is just icing on the cake in this engaging introduction to keeping backyard chickens. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Aarón loves all his family's chickens, but Rhode Island Red Margaret is his special favorite. Read full book review >

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IT'S RAINING PUPS AND DOGS by Jeanne Prevost
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It's a sensitive introduction to a difficult topic, but parents should be ready for difficult questions. (author's note, additional sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
An understanding dad shows his daughter why it's best for their dog not to have puppies in this well-meaning, earnest story about pet overpopulation. Read full book review >

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THE DUKE IN MY BED by Amelia Grey
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"It also takes a few unnecessary sideways steps, like Bray's trip into the remote countryside to visit a grieving friend, but overall, it's an entertaining read, and the characters are lively and interesting."
A wild young lord is maneuvered into making a vow to marry the sister of a dying comrade, but the lady refuses to cooperate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2008

"Intriguing and moving, though disappointingly incomplete."
British journalist Thomas debuts with a fraught portrait of the Municipal Zoo of Qalqilya, the last surviving zoo in Palestine. Read full book review >

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ISADORA by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A novel equal to its larger-than-life protagonist."
Captivating historical fiction from the award-winning author of Threats (2012) and Museum of the Weird (2010). Read full book review >

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GUTSHOT by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"The best of Gray's stories find that balance between devastation and humor and navigate an uneasy territory with agility; in this book, there are many that reach that mark."
The minute details of life are memorably rendered in surreal and sometimes grotesque ways. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE by Amelia Kahaney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Readers unfamiliar with the series will quickly track down the first volume, while the rest will be hounding Kahaney for the next one. (Sciencefiction. 13 & up)"
Anthem Fleet, the ballerina-turned-superhero, is back in this sequel, performing fewer pliés and more kickbox moves. Read full book review >

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The Face You See by Amelia Legend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An engaging contemporary romance, whose conflicted, nuanced heroine helps it transcend the conventions of its genre."
In Legend's debut novel, the first of a series, a high school student struggles to cope with her troubled family life as her budding friendship with a handsome transfer student grows more serious. Read full book review >

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AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA, THE MAGIC ISLAND by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A must in the Golden State; teachers in other states could use it as inspiration for their own mythic histories. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the early 16th century, a Spanish romantic adventure book told of Queen Calafia and her magical land, California, where she led black-skinned Amazon women of great courage and wisdom; Hansen plays on this trope in this illustrated tribute that combines history and myth. Read full book review >

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BON APPÉTEMPT by Amelia Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Whether Morris is deconstructing her failed attempts at finding satisfying work, struggling with rocky family relationships or experiencing a culinary failure, she adroitly blends the ingredients of humor and self-reflection."
A refreshing take on growing up and coming to terms with the joys and travails of family, career and navigating the kitchen. Read full book review >