Search Results: "Amy Houser"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DUCHESS OF THE SHALLOWS by Neil McGarry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 2, 2012

"A fresh, compelling twist on fantasy, without magic or sorcery."
Co-authors McGarry and Ravipinto jump into the fantasy genre: "The time had come to leap before she looked," with the rest of the book explaining the heroine's dramatic decision. Read full book review >

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GIRL CODE by Andrea Gonzales
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Tech-centered empowerment for those who feel voiceless. (coding appendix with glossary, sample code, resources) (Memoir. 12-17)"
The teens behind the web video game "Tampon Run" tell how they got started in programming. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"'Outcast' middle-schoolers everywhere will recognize the situations depicted, and while some of them may seem heartbreaking at the time, this comic relief will add some much-needed perspective. (Graphic novel. 9-14)"
Seventh-graders Julie and Lydia return for their third funny, angst-ridden outing that navigates the perils of middle school. Read full book review >

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THE POPULARITY PAPERS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Alternately poignant and uproarious, this is a satisfying addition to the tween genre. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This piquant tale chronicles a duo's campaign to improve their social position prior to junior high. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA IN PARIS by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Belinda is an amusing and appealing character who surely will find other performance venues as her character continues to develop. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Belinda the big-footed ballerina returns for another performance in this Paris-set sequel. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweetly affirming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Successively meeting Baby Elephant, Robin, Fly and Goldfish en route to market, self-possessed "big girl" Jenna chats them up with aplomb. Read full book review >

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A UNICORN NAMED SPARKLE by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A tale about coming to love someone—or something—for who they are and not what one hopes them to be: a pleasant addition to the odd-couple shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lucy dreams of owning a unicorn, but a mail-order scam brings a one-horned, smelly goat instead—who just might be her perfect match. Read full book review >

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I CAN'T WAIT! by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Although listeners will relate to the difficulty of waiting as presented in Schwartz's straightforward plot, there is not more to glean. Henkes and Portis offer deeper pleasures in more succinct packages. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Periodically, a publishing season yields titles on a common theme. This year, coincidentally, three artists explore dimensions of waiting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NOISY FOXES by Amy Husband
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Familiar ground, with an effulgent new look. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three urban-dwelling foxes head to the countryside in search of a little quiet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEE DEE AND ME by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Bright and captivating, this new take on sibling relations is a needed tale for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schwartz examines sibling power dynamics in this humorous and ultimately empowering tale. Read full book review >