Search Results: "Becca Stadtlander"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WING by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"From the graceful cranes flying across its wraparound cover to the single feather on the title page to the soaring eagle at the end, this book astounds. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
In this carefully planned book, readers simultaneously learn key facts about a variety of birds, absorb different forms of poetry and revel in beautiful artwork. Read full book review >

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LOOK! WHAT DO YOU SEE? by Xu Bing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Wow! This cross-cultural cipher is a feast for the eyes and a challenge for the mind. (Picture book. 8-adult)"
At first glance, this book looks indecipherable—but look closer! Read full book review >

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THINGS THAT GROW by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gem of a small book, thoughtfully made for small hands and, with its heavy paper and sewn binding, loving handling. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A compendium of things in the universe that grow—including the universe itself—presented in an illustrated informational picture book divided into chapters. Read full book review >

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CRESCENDO by Becca Fitzpatrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Just as the drawn-out plot answers Nora's lingering questions, it introduces a new dilemma and opener for another sequel. (Supernatural thriller. YA)"
The forbidden romance between Nora Grey and fallen angel Patch that began in Hush, Hush (2009) remains off-limits in this predictable, repetitive sequel as Patch, now Nora's guardian angel, is warned by the archangels to keep his distance from his charge. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Quietly uplifting reading."
A socially conscious Episcopalian priest's account of how and why she started the Thistle Stop Café, a Nashville teahouse that employs females recovering from violence and drug abuse. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE BRIDE by Gina  Welborn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Sweet and appealing, this historical inspirational romance hits a nice tone as it touches on a variety of themes."
A mail-order bride moves to Montana, determined to find a better life, but instead finds an odd combination of safety and danger as she struggles to make a place for herself in her new community. Read full book review >

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BOOKS ALL OVER THE MAP
by Julie Danielson

An art puzzle book of American and Chinese songs. A wood spirit. Forgetful sisters with prophetic dreams. The triumph of a middle sibling. These are all plot points in a small stack of brand-new picture books I want to tell you about today, each and every one of them with an international flair, if not once originally published overseas.

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BOOK REVIEW

BLACK ICE by Becca Fitzpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Plenty of thrills and some kissing too. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This wannabe romance remains a thriller at heart. Read full book review >

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Rightful Heir by Becca Ketelsleger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2016

"Will appeal to fans of classic sword-and-king fantasy, especially with its likable lead, but needs additional editing."
A female warrior, who is a natural leader, stars in this retelling of the King Arthur myth. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS LIES by Becca Fitzpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A swoonworthy romance that doesn't really need the promised thrills. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After witnessing the aftermath of a murder, a girl assumes a false identity to hide from the drug cartel that wants her dead. Read full book review >

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HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Twilight readers will either squeal over the forbidden romance between Nora and Patch and the steamy scenes they generate or sigh over another helpless young woman torn between sexuality and fear and threatened and manipulated by males who play with her vulnerability. (Supernatural thriller. YA)"
When Coach changes the biology-class seating chart, e-zine reporter Nora Grey finds herself instantly attracted to yet fearful of her new dark, sexy, bad-boy partner, Patch. Read full book review >

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SNAKE OIL by Becca Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A simple, comforting reflection on one woman's crusade to make a difference in the world."
A memoir of hands-on healing. Read full book review >