Search Results: "Amy Elizabeth Smith"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A delightful romp that should appeal to those who appreciate the savvier realms of chick lit."
How successfully does the world of Jane Austen translate into Spanish? One intrepid author finds out in this travel memoir/literary exploration. Read full book review >

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DEAD HEAT by Amy Elizabeth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2014

"An often engrossing if at times predictable novel whose strengths make it well worth a read for those on the lookout for a refreshingly mature love story."
In Elizabeth's (Showdown, 2014, etc.) latest novel, an Aussie man living in Thailand in 2004 has his world turned upside down when he discovers an unconscious, apparently amnesiac American woman washed up on his boat. Read full book review >

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NO MORE NASTY by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2001

"Leaving room for a welcome third story, this is a fast read for children who want something funny and light. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Chagrined and astounded that unconventional Aunt Mattie is his fifth-grade substitute teacher for the remainder of the year, Simon, from No More Nice (1996), steadily develops as a character. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH FLAPDOODLE! by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"A read-aloud treat. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Left on an old-fashioned farm with cheerfully odd, elderly relatives, 12-year-old Parker gradually discovers that it is possible to live without electronic toys and even finds a way to help his great-aunt and -uncle maintain their special place. Read full book review >

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NO MORE NICE by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Sharp characterizations and crack dialogue will have readers laughing out loud. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Simon's proper and stuffy relatives come to stay for spring vacation, his mother packs him off to the country to stay with Aunt Matilda and Uncle Philbert. Read full book review >

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AN OLD FASHIONED 1 2 3 BOOK by Elizabeth Allen Ashton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Well done: a pleasant way to revisit an old favorite, but too bad that the pictures' original contexts go unnoted. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Selecting more than a dozen of this much-imitated illustrator's charming, still-vibrant paintings, Ashton fashions appropriately traditional-sounding verse to link the art with the numbers from 1 to 10. Read full book review >

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CANADA YEAR BY YEAR by Elizabeth MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Both revelatory and entertaining, though not without its gaps. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In anticipation of Canada's 2017 sesquicentennial, a breezy year-by-year survey of its history. 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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Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Ungainly and droll. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A clumsy but charming allegorical tale about determination and perseverance in the face of adversity. Read full book review >

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UP WHERE THE AIR IS CLEAR
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: High in the Sky

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: The Adventures of Black Dove and White Raven

Bonus Factors: Ethiopian History, Pilots

Relationship Status: Love You Like a Brother

 

Cover Story: High in the Sky

The cover is perfect for this book ...


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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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