Search Results: "Andrea Lochen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REPEAT YEAR by Andrea Lochen
ROMANCE
Released: May 7, 2013

"A debut novel that offers a fascinating glimpse into one woman's opportunity to rewrite her past and change her future."
After living one of the worst years of her life, nurse Olive Watson goes to sleep on New Year's Eve 2011...and wakes up on New Year's Day 2011, with the chance to make different choices. 2011 was not a good year for Olive. Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S NOISY NIGHT by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 802) or the shelf full of other takes on the theme. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The plush moose gets past another common domestic challenge in this seventh outing in the industry known as Elliot (Elliot Gets Stuck, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S BATH by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Fans of the books will not be disappointed, but there's not much else to recommend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Several stuffed animals run into a problem when Socks the monkey inadvertently spills paint on herself and on Elliot the plush moose. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

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MARY SMITH by Andrea U’Ren
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 13, 2003

"This seamless blend of fact and fiction joins the likes of Sarah Wilson's Three in a Balloon (1990) in lighting up a morsel of strange-but-true history. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
U'Ren unearths a fascinating tidbit from the past. Read full book review >

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LITTLE OLD FARM FOLK by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"An idyllic and idealized portrait of rural America, preserved in ink and paint rather than amber. (Board book. 1-3)"
A cozy board book is as traditional as "traditional" can be. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Andrea Wisnewski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Overall, however, an elegant addition to the cache of existing editions. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-7)"
This favorite fairytale has enticed many an illustrator. Read full book review >

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PUGDOG by Andrea U’Ren
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2001

"Good dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gender stereotyping gets a good thumping in this first book from U'Ren. Read full book review >

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THE CONJURER'S RIDDLE by Andrea Cremer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A suitably swashbuckling sequel. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
The sequel to The Inventor's Secret (2014) finds plucky Resistance warrior Charlotte leading her small but trusty band of youthful rebels through the thickets and swamps of the New York Wildlands in a desperate bid to reach French-held rebel territory near a fictional New Orleans. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A MISFIT by Andrea Portes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A compelling debut for teens from adult novelist Portes (Hick, 2007, etc.). (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Anika Dragomir, the third most popular girl at her high school in 1980s Nebraska, is pursued by two different boys, both off-limits to her, in a romance filled with seriously funny dark humor and tragedy. Read full book review >

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DORKO THE MAGNIFICENT by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Beaty slips in some important stuff here, but the supporting characters steal the show. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A young would-be magician gets lessons in both stagecraft and life from a crusty elder. Read full book review >

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ANYA'S WAR by Andrea Alban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A delightfully textured—but confusingly rushed—glimpse at a little-remembered period of Jewish history. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
It's 1937, and Anya is becoming accustomed to Shanghai. Read full book review >