Search Results: "Anna Staniszewski"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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FIVE STORIES by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Here's hoping that in the next Sprout Street tales there are fewer words and more action, which will help young readers connect with these characters. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Five neighbors learn to live together in their apartment building despite their differences. Read full book review >

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ONE THOUSAND THINGS by Anna Kövecses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"Not a radical departure from similar primary-level catalogs but still useful for building both verbal and visual working vocabularies. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Familiar figures and concepts depicted in a simple graphic style invite very young children to catalog and identify many of the items they might encounter in their everyday worlds. Read full book review >

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LLAMA LLAMA MAD AT MAMA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Adorable and endearing Llama Llama, who made his first appearance in Dewdney's Llama Llama Red Pajama (2005), returns, this time throwing a temper tantrum at the Shop-O-Rama. Read full book review >

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NOBUNNY’S PERFECT by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"That humor helps to sweeten the message. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dewdney's whimsical primer of good manners for little ones is bound to elicit giggles. Read full book review >