Search Results: "Ayun Halliday"


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PEANUT by Ayun Halliday
by Ayun Halliday, illustrated by Paul Hoppe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"If readers can suspend some disbelief and simply roll with what's offered, perhaps this will work for them. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
A faked allergy spins wildly out of control in this prosaic graphic novel. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS LOTS OF HEINIES AT THE ZOO by Ayun Halliday
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"Still, despite this cleverness, an additional butt-book purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming text elaborates on the bottoms of various animals as readers follow a family's trip to the zoo. Read full book review >

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THE BIG RUMPUS by Ayun Halliday
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Motherhood recalled with engaging brio and considerable wisdom."
From the exuberant publisher, writer, and creator of the quarterly 'zine The East Village Inky, a breezy memoir of motherhood that for all its hip attitude also affectingly recalls traditional fears, joys, and a sense of the miraculous. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING MONARCHS by John Halliday
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"The combination of sustained suspense for action fans with simple but effective portraits adds up to an impressive performance from this first-time author. (Fiction. YA)"
Quickly drawn but touching characterizations draw readers into the suspense and increase the emotional impact in this exploration of a teenage serial killer and his victims. Read full book review >

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SUMMER DARKNESS, WINTER LIGHT by Sylvia Halliday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Filled with lewd pinching, seduction with a whip handle, threatened spankings, and rapes: more like bowdlerized hard-core than good historical romance."
Romancer Halliday, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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PREDICKTIONS by John Halliday
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"All the incidental details are linked together like the seats on a Ferris wheel, twirling events and people in a funny, breezy story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The town of Westlake is dullsville—no malls, movies, or fast food—except when the Pink & White Carnival arrives every August. Read full book review >

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PLAY NICE by Gemma Halliday
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Halliday (Deadly Cool, 2011, etc.) combines investigation with the inevitable romance for a mystery that's enjoyably by the book."
A former assassin can't seem to hide from her past. Read full book review >

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DEADLY COOL by Gemma Halliday
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Light indeed, but merry and often suspenseful. A pleasant, funny chick-lit mystery. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
In this light comedy/murder mystery, 16-year-old Hartley tries to prove that her ex-boyfriend didn't kill her rival. Read full book review >

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SOCIAL SUICIDE by Gemma Halliday
Released: April 24, 2012

"Suspenseful fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
In a follow-up to Deadly Cool (2011), Hartley Featherstone returns to romp through another murder mystery. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING THOMAS JEFFERSON by E.M. Halliday
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Jefferson was such an enigma that studies of him are almost as numerous as the volumes in the great man's own library—but this valuable new account deserves a prominent place among them. (Illustrated throughout)"
Historian Halliday votes to keep Thomas Jefferson on Mount Rushmore. Read full book review >

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MAO by Jung Chang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2005

"A startling document, one that will surely occasion revision of the historical record."
In the spirit of The Black Book of Communism (1999), this grand narrative aims to show that Mao Tse-tung was among the greatest mass murderers in history—if not the greatest of them all. Read full book review >