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BOOK REVIEW

A ROSE FOR THE CROWN by Anne Easter Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"A strong new voice in the field of historical romance."
Remarkably assured debut spins a romantic yarn around England's much-maligned King Richard III. Read full book review >

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BITTERSWEET SUMMER by Anne Warren Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This satisfying novel is recommended for its realistic situations and nicely drawn, eminently human characters. (Fiction. 7-10)"
With her best friend away on vacation, her motherless, not-so-great friend Claire scheming to have their fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Morgan, marry her widowed father and her own mother putting her singing career above parenting, Katie's summer is looking to be more bitter than sweet. Read full book review >

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OX, HOUSE, STICK by Don Robb
ABC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2007

"A brief discussion of other writing systems, a time line and additional resources for both kids and adults round out this pleasingly informative offering. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
What could be simpler than ABC? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sharing by Anne L. Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2013

"Her admirable humility, along with the advice in her book, will serve as useful guidance for anyone trying to walk a spiritual path."
Messages channeled by Smith provide the basis for this compendium of metaphysical insights and advice for spiritual living. Read full book review >

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ELIOT JONES, MIDNIGHT SUPERHERO by Anne Cottringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Walter Mitty-class drollery that should appeal to children and adults alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mild-mannered bookworm by day, international troubleshooter by night! Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE STINKY SNEAKERS CONTEST by Julie Anne Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Smith's freely squiggled, cartoony b&w illustrations (in which most of the characters are African-Americans) extend the lively characterizations and the humor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Peters debuts with a ``Springboard Book'' about a contest that surely could never be—but that will certainly elicit gleeful giggles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM AND THE LOST SPIRIT by Gwen de Benneval
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"An interesting, distinctive adventure for readers tolerant of ambiguity. (notes, discussions) (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 13 & up)"
A sprawling, richly imagined medieval adventure follows a young boy's quest to find his father's missing spirit. Read full book review >