Search Results: "Anne Warren Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BEDCHAMBER GAMES by Tracy Anne Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Justice may be blind, but love has its eyes wide open throughout this satisfying story."
A love story between lawyers that doesn't need a prenup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEAD TRIP by Jeff Warren
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"A sprawling and occasionally goofy examination of a shockingly little understood aspect of our lives."
A Canadian journalist goes deep into history and his own psyche to explore all the possible permutations of sleep. 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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