Search Results: "Amy Neftzger"


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The War of Words by Amy Neftzger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2016

"Engaging characters and an imaginative plot make for a satisfying read."
Neftzger's fantasy novel refreshes the conventions of the genre while meeting readers' expectations of it. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHANAGE OF MIRACLES by Amy Neftzger
Released: May 28, 2013

"An earnestly optimistic and uplifting fairy tale."
Neftzger (Confessions from a Moving Van,2012) makes a promising entry into young-adult fantasy with this sincere, whimsical allegory that's built on the trope of the hero's quest and explores themes of freedom, creativity and teamwork. Read full book review >

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THE ORCHARD OF HOPE by Amy Neftzger
Released: June 23, 2014

"A sometimes-predictable fantasy but one that's vibrant enough to satisfy eager young readers."
In this sequel, Neftzger (The Orphanage of Miracles, 2013, etc.) delivers a middle-grade fantasy adventure tale full of genre hallmarks but with a few surreal twists of its own. Read full book review >

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LUCY CAN'T SLEEP by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

Restless, sleepless Lucy decides to climb out of bed and wander through her hushed house. Read full book review >

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TINY & HERCULES by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Medium-saturated hues fill in fine, black outlines, and some of Tiny's postures are priceless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This friendly cousin of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear (2007) is filled with understated humor and even-tempered loyalty. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMES LIKES BEST by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Especially amusing are 'Auntie's funny hair' and Mommy's reaction when James and his playmate throw toy fruit down the stairs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
James is on the go in these four short stories targeted toward the preschool set. Read full book review >

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BELINDA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Brava, Belinda—encore! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Belinda, the ballerina with big feet, is back for her third adventure, this time in a professional ballet production of "Cinderella." Read full book review >

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MY OLD PAL, OSCAR by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Hest and Bates' previous joint dog project, The Dog Who Belonged to No One (2008), was a more tender and effective narrative. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at the beach, a black-and-white puppy huddles under the pier until it spots a child. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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SYMPHONY CITY by Amy  Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"This lovely tribute to the power of music to take us away and soothe our fears will likely fly over the heads of its intended audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On her way to a concert, a young girl loses the hand of the adult taking her. Following a trail of music through the city, she finds her way home where "the best songs love you back." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sure to become a new classic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The 1983 story of Sara, a budding artist with a challenging school art project, has been given a modern, colorful, spacious new look. Read full book review >