Search Results: "Anne Smith"


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 >

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CASTLE IN THE STARS by Alex Alice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Like the best steampunk, this story is one excellent distraction after another, with enough blueprints to hold people's attention while they're waiting for Book 2. (Graphic steampunk. 10-16)"
Some people will love this fanciful tale of a 19th-century space race so much they never finish it. 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 >

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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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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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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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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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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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BOOK REVIEW

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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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DADS
by Julie Danielson

In 2009, award-winning author and poet Hope Anita Smith wrote and illustrated Mother Poems, a set of original poems about the loss of one pre-teen girl’s mother and her metamorphosis into a “motherless shell.” It was a book the Kirkus review called “undeniably visceral,” this personal set of poems from Smith.

Now, with Father’s Day just around the ...


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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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