Search Results: "Amy Giles"


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NOW IS EVERYTHING by Amy  Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A tragic exploration of why people sometimes protect their abusers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Airplane-crash survivor Hadley's motivations for attempting suicide are explored in chapters that alternate between flashbacks of her life and her current stay in a psychiatric facility. Read full book review >

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WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Despite the positivity, much of the sentiment and imagery will go over the heads of babies and toddlers. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little books in a boxed set promote an optimistic view of the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

Bas-relief cut-paper collages and brief text take readers on a tour of unique architectural structures around the world. Read full book review >

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YOUR KISSES ARE AS WICKED AS AN F-16
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy Spalding

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: LOL
Bonus Factors: Best Guy Friend, I'm With the Band, LA
Relationship Status: My Plus One

 

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock

The DIY style of this cover ties in with ...


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LAMAR GILES
by Megan Labrise

Lamar Giles knows how to write fun, feisty, and fully realized female protagonists.

In Overturned, poker prodigy Nikki Tate lives in a Las Vegas casino, kicks butt on and off the soccer field, and cunningly pursues a murder suspect the police don’t seem to want to find.

“The key—and this is the approach the first time I wrote a female ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"While little ones may find the packaging gimmick appealing, the content inside is empty. (Board book. 2-4)"
This boxed set of nine minibooks explores the emotional lives of nine different animals in miniscule print. Read full book review >

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IF YOU LIVED HERE by Giles Laroche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Best used to encourage children to create their own collages or three-dimensional models, this misses the mark as a strong introduction to domestic architecture. (selected sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Many North American children have a difficult time visualizing places or houses different than their own; this survey will help somewhat. Read full book review >

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PLAYING IN TRAFFIC by Gail Giles
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Giles simply allows her story to unfold without trying to shock and, in doing so, makes her final shock all the more effective. (Fiction. YA)"
An intelligent, mature, but repressed high-school senior puts himself into increasing danger through his romance with a disturbed girl in this realistic and hard-hitting story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"The Emperor's exile contained fewer fireworks than the years when he shook up the world, but no period in his life was dull. This is a lively, readable account, and its revisionist view rings true."
A jaundiced look at the traditional account of Napoleon's final years on St. Helena. Read full book review >

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A GOOD GERMAN by Giles MacDonogh
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1992

"A fine biography and an evocative portrait of Trott's times. (Twenty-eight b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A close look into Hitler's Germany via the life of aristocratic anti-Nazi Adam von Trott zu Solz, by British historian MacDonogh. Read full book review >

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1938 by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A chilling examination of a critical year in European history."
A chronological account of the pivotal year in which Hitler's master plan of Lebensraum and Jewish extermination was set in motion. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA OF CASTILE by Giles Tremlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A combination of a solid biography of an extraordinary monarch and a concise history of turbulent 15th-century Spain."
Engaging new appraisal of Europe's first female monarch and her long, consequential reign. Read full book review >