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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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 >

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WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >

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A GLORIOUS DAY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A sensitive observer in top form, Schwartz has created a treasure of a tale that captures marvels in everyday life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With perfect pitch and hilariously deadpan delivery, Schwartz follows a two- (or so) year-old through an ordinary, completely wonderful day. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO BELONGED TO NO ONE by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"It's a warm, well-appointed tale; both author and illustrator show a keen eye for detail. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hardworking girl meets scruffily cute mutt. Read full book review >

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THINGS I LEARNED IN SECOND GRADE by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Just right. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When red-headed Andrew started second grade, he didn't know how to spell "should," subtract 348 from 411, write in cursive, or read a chapter book. Read full book review >