Search Results: "Andrea Tone"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2001

"Thoroughly documented and often trenchant insights on how medicine combined with business to effect a moral revolution. (32 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An informative, colorful history that depicts the clash of lawyers, businessmen, doctors, and clergy over the development of artificial birth control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Untangles the variety of complex factors that have shaped Americans' increasing use of tranquilizers amid conflicting attitudes toward them."
Readable, informative account of how cultural, economic and political forces have shaped the way Americans address anxiety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THORNGHOST by Tone Almhjell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This companion is intriguingly and skillfully told, helping to mitigate the less-than-stellar character development. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An upper-middle-grade story that builds on (but is not a sequel to) the premise of The Twistrose Key (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONES by Joe Tone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A suspenseful story as well as a fascinating depiction of the mechanics of money laundering, the largely unfamiliar world of quarter horse racing, and the dynamics of an extended family, the book draws readers into the complexities of life at the border."
A deep dive into the world of the Mexican drug cartels and their unexpected relationship with quarter horse breeding and racing in the southwestern United States. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Cover Story: Sisterly Flub

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Where Is My Mind?

Bonus Factors: Unreliable Narrator

Relationship Status: Visiting Privileges

 

Cover Story:  Sisterly Flub

These (brunette, not blonde) girls are in a snowy forest, not a cornfield. Why they are holding each other (and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK by Andrea Pyros
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Slightly bland, though valuable for its portrayal of a young person living with serious food allergies. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The start of seventh grade is supposed to be filled with excitement for Nina and her best friend, Brianna, but Nina suddenly finds herself adrift when Brianna ditches her for a new, more sophisticated and ultracool best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RISE by Andrea Cremer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Still exciting. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This second prequel to the popular Nightshade werewolf series keeps the action moving. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR MAKERS by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Bold chapter numbers are backed with strips of bear pattern-pieces with handwritten directions, a subtle motif that resembles the pieces of a crumbling family. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Many stories about World War II experiences are personalized via handed-down accounts from relatives, and Cheng's novel, set in postwar Budapest, is no exception, as her grandmother was the original bear maker. Read full book review >