Search Results: "Amy Kathleen Ryan"


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FLAME by Amy Kathleen Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Detailed and gripping, with a thorough and satisfying resolution. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When this meaty, harrowing conclusion to the Sky Chasers series opens, the inhabitants of the vessel Empyrean are fleeing their destroyed spacecraft to join their former enemies on board the New Horizon. Read full book review >

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GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Desire to find out which of the proactive characters' bold moves end in disaster will leave readers clamoring for the next installment of this space saga. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When preserving the human species through deep-space colonization, fertility is both currency and curse. Read full book review >

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VIBES by Amy Kathleen Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Readers will probably ignore this in favor of the snappy dialogue and ultimately happy ending. (Fiction. YA)"
Psychic Kristi learns that people aren't always the sum of their thoughts. Read full book review >

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SPARK by Amy Kathleen Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2012

"Readers hungry for the next installment will have plenty to ponder in the meantime. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The sequel to Glow (2011) delivers a page-turning plot while delving deeper into questions of leadership, trauma and violence. Read full book review >

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SHADOW FALLS by Amy Kathleen Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2005

"Ryan describes the wilderness surrounding Jackson in loving detail, grounding this rich and rewarding narrative in a spectacular place. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Spending summer as usual with her grandfather in Wyoming's Grand Tetons, 15-year-old Annie McGraw finds memories of her adored older brother, Cody, everywhere, including in the handsome but angry brother of her unhappy baby-sitting charge, Zachary. Read full book review >

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ZEN & XANDER UNDONE by Amy Kathleen Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Zen's frank narration—full of longing and hard-won insight—draws readers in and won't let go. (Fiction. YA)"
Before Zen and Xander's mom Marie died, she Made Important Arrangements. Read full book review >

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Released: March 14, 2000

"Intriguing and fact-filled study of the history and future of parenting."
A unique approach to gender and parenting roles uses scientific studies to evaluate the value of the mother as primary caregiver. Read full book review >

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THE GO-BETWEEN by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Lexi must be seven or eight; the rather long text makes a good choice for independent readers of the same age. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
A satisfying child's-eye view of a November romance: Gram, who shares narrator Lexi's room, often sends Lexi with a pot of tea for Murray Singer, who runs the newsstand they can see from their window, across N.Y.C.'s Broadway; he sends back newspapers inscribed with his own cheery messages. Read full book review >

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READ, READ, READ! by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Readers willing to pick and choose will find some gems, but there are a few rocks as well. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Learning to read, wanting to read, daring to read—nearly every state of mastering the word is explored in VanDerwater's collection of 23 poems. Read full book review >

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WISH YOU WERE HERE by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Not just for school reports—this volume is far more fun than that. (maps, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From Krull (Lives of the Artists, 1995, etc.), a grand tour of the 50 states in the company of Emily and her grandmother. Read full book review >

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HILARY RODHAM CLINTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"No matter—she was propelling her way into history.' (author's notes, sources) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
When young Hillary Rodham's hopes of joining NASA as an astronaut were dashed because she was a girl, she didn't stop dreaming or doing, all the way (almost) to the top. Read full book review >

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WHAT I AM, YOU WILL BE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Cities in the Mist

BFF Charm: Make It Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Timey-Wimey

Bonus Factors: Time Travel, Diversity, Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Relationship Status: Crewmates

 

Cover Story: Cities in the Mist

Until I started writing this section, I hadn’t noticed the city in the upper-left corner. But now ...


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