Search Results: "April Stevens"


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ANGEL ANGEL by April Stevens
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This is not flawless work—Bette's own personality is never quite clear enough, and the ending is strikingly neat—but it is an impressive and delightful debut."
Step aside, all you writers running on about the emptiness of small-town life. Read full book review >

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TEACH ME TIGER! by April Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"An upbeat memoir from a sultry songstress of the baby boomer era."
Grammy Award winner and debut memoirist Stevens recounts the evolution of her pop singing career and personal life. Read full book review >

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WAKING UP WENDELL by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"As absolutely charming as a sunny morning can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The pigs along Fish Street are all sleeping when: At #1, a little bird sings her song, "Tweeet-Tweeet-Ta-Ta-Ta-Tweeeeet," waking up Mr. Krudwig at #2, who's been dreaming of pancakes and gets up grumpily to let out his dog, Leopold. Read full book review >

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EDWIN SPEAKS UP by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"This tongue-in-cheek tale of birth-order blues is a confection as sweet as it is silly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Edwin's mother is the epitome of 1950s femininity—smartly dressed, elegantly coiffed and preoccupied with adult concerns throughout this entertaining supermarket romp. Read full book review >

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The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LUCY by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A satisfying if predictable crowd pleaser. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A European summer flirtation blossoms into something more in this romance set in Italy and Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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BLOOD WILL TELL by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 16, 2015

"A sturdy if formulaic mystery. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A teenage sleuth becomes the prime suspect in a heinous murder case in Portland, Oregon. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS, BOYFRIENDS, & OTHER CRIMINAL MINDS by April Lurie
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 12, 2007

"As a result, April's story, although full of incident, seems unlikely to stir much interest in contemporary teen readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Too much heavy-handed telling weakens this tale of 14-year-old April Lundquist's life in 1977 Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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TORCHED by April Henry
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

Sixteen-year-old Ellie is caught between two evils in this eco-terrorism thriller. Read full book review >

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GIRL, STOLEN by April Henry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Constantly interesting and suspenseful. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
This can't-put-it-down crime thriller unfolds through the viewpoints of both victim and criminal. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL I USED TO BE by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid thriller. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Olivia's father murdered her mother when Olivia was 3 and then vanished, throwing Olivia into a series of foster homes until she achieves early emancipation at age 17. Read full book review >

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COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK by April Sinclair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 1994

"A fair-to-middling debut."
From newcomer Sinclair, the coming-of-age story of a black girl in 1960's Chicago. Read full book review >