Search Results: "Amy Timberlake"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Georgie's story will capture readers' imaginations with the very first sentences and then hold them hostage until the final page is turned. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1871, in the small town of Placid, Wis., a sister goes missing and a great adventure begins. Read full book review >

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THAT GIRL LUCY MOON by Amy Timberlake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"As Lucy grows into her new self, redefining both friendships and her relationships with her parents, readers will see, along with Lucy, that change isn't all bad. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth-grader Lucy Moon's life begins to unravel the day her photographer mother sets off on an extended road trip. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY COWBOY by Amy Timberlake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2003

"Inspired by an anecdote passed down in the author's family, this cautionary tale should please all young readers with an aversion to soap and water. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Deciding, for obscure reasons, that it's time for a bath, a solitary cowboy discovers that being clean can have unexpected complications in this side-splitting double debut. Read full book review >

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BLUE LIGHTNING by Barbara Timberlake Russell
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"The plotting, however, is wobbly and confusing. (Fiction. 10+)"
A novel that aspires to the same spirituality that drove Field of Dreams, equating unfinished affairs in life with an unfinished game of baseball, and making the father-son bond paramount. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Every chapter begins with a quotation from the Bible, lending structure to this intriguing, exciting tale. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Russell (Blue Lightning, 1997, etc.) pens a fantasy with biblical overtones, in which a timid, bookish 14-year-old must save the world from the devil. 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

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BOOK REVIEW

MAGGIE’S AMERIKAY by Barbara Timberlake Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2006

"With deft dialogue and well-chosen phrases, Russell enlivens the period, when the poor competed for jobs, death in childhood was more common than anomalous and a vibrant city gave birth to jazz. (historical note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
An Irish immigrant family scrimps to earn its place in New Orleans in 1898. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >