Search Results: "Anna Staniszewski"


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THE DIRT DIARY by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The quick pace and creative storyline will attract those in the mood for an undemanding, light read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What could be worse than cleaning other people's toilets on the weekends? Cleaning the toilets of the two most popular girls in eighth grade, that's what. Read full book review >

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MY EPIC FAIRY TALE FAIL by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Flippant fantasy fun. (Fantasy adventure. 9-13)"
Just-turned-13 Jenny continues her adventures in fairyland but finds that she can't always win (My Very UnFairy Tale Life, 2012). Read full book review >

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MY VERY UNFAIRY TALE LIFE by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Charming. (Fantasy adventure. 9-14)"
In a light comic romp with a fantasy theme, 12-year-old Jenny, reluctant adventurer, decides to live a normal life, if she can. Read full book review >

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I'M WITH CUPID by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Light—but not lightweight—fun for preteens. (Paranormal comedy. 10-13)"
Two middle schoolers with secret paranormal powers accidentally swap those powers when they kiss each other at a party in this series opener. Read full book review >

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THE PRANK LIST by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Gentle fun laced with equally gentle wisdom. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Almost-a-ninth-grader Rachel sees herself as a future pastry chef, but when she takes a baking class, she just can't get it right. Read full book review >

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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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DOGOSAURUS REX by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"It may feel as though there are a few too many dinosaur picture books around, but for how well this one brings lovable Sadie to life, it deserves a place on the shelf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The canon of books about oversized and/or inappropriate pets for kids gets yet another addition, but with a dinosaur, this one rises above the herd. 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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POWER DOWN, LITTLE ROBOT by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Riddled with robotic terms, this bedtime story is clearly one-note, but it's still charming enough to earn fans of all youngsters who engage in bedtime battles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This little red robot will do anything to avoid going to sleep. 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 >