Search Results: "Anna Currey"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1991

"To Be Continued'' quality, making for less than truly satisfying fiction."
In a first US publication, veteran British writer Harrod- Eagles (20 previous novels) brings her not-inconsiderable skills to a grand-scale, if curiously lackluster, romance set against the complex political backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Meghan Riley
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The protagonist mooning over boys sometimes overwhelms the engaging, unique sci-fi elements."
A teenage girl emerges from wallflower status only to be plagued by unexplained phenomena in this young-adult romance novel. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Michael Derechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A compassionate portrait of a doctor's quest to make a difference."
In this novel set in 1973, a cancer doctor, who's struggling with feelings of futility, reluctantly agrees to treat an 11-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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ANNA by William Loizeaux
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"On behalf of his daughter, Loizeaux shares his sorrow with heartbreaking honesty."
An eloquent, extraordinarily painful memoir of a father's loss of his baby daughter. Read full book review >

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A BABYSITTER FOR BILLY BEAR by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"The appeal of the tale is in its simplicity; there is much that is universal in Billy's story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Moss's latest is a sweetly reassuring tale about Billy Bear's first time with a babysitter: Mama's friend Lucy is going to look after Billy while Mama goes to pottery class. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD WAS WAITING FOR YOU by Gillian Shields
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"Expectant parents will love this as a gift, little ones will warm to the reassuring story of each baby's importance and bunny-rabbit aficionados will take this charming tale to heart. (Picture book. 2-5, adults)"
Shields and Currey introduced a charming rabbit family with three children in When the World Is Ready for Bed (2009). Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD IS READY FOR BED by Gillian Shields
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Children will be glad to snuggle up and be softly lulled to sleep by this soothing selection as they are simultaneously reminded of the necessity and comfort of a bedtime routine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The sky is growing dark, and it's time for the flowers, the birds and every bunny to start thinking about bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISHING CLUB by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A clever concept done well. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Four children learn about fractions when they wish on a star and only get partial wish fulfillments. Read full book review >

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DON’T FORGET I LOVE YOU by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Moss's non-judgmental tone and happy resolution diffuse the tensions of a commonplace scenario and makes this the ideal tale to share after the hectic whirl of a busy day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Moss perfectly captures the hustle and bustle of the daily mad dash to school and work in all its frenzied glory. Read full book review >

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ONE TED FALLS OUT OF BED by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A sweet addition to any bedtime routine. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This counting rhyme is sure to comfort any child who has had a stuffed friend suffer a nighttime fall. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE AND THE MOTHER’S DAY CARD by Kaye Umansky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The series continues with an adventure about Sophie and her baby brother in Sophie in Charge (ISBN: 1-56148-478-4). (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Sophie is the third of four bunny rabbit children in this sweetly humorous British import set in an idyllic village comprised of various animal characters. Read full book review >

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DROWNING ANNA by Sue Mayfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Justice for Hayley is less important than Melanie's and Frances's realizations of their own failures to nurture Anna; in the end, the story represents a bleakly compelling cautionary tale for teens and their adults. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The slow but near-total destruction of a bright and talented teenage girl is clinically anatomized in this British import. Read full book review >