Search Results: "Candace Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

RYAN WHITE by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Illustrated with photos. (Biography. 12+)"
Written with a producer of a TV special about Ryan White, this freewheeling account captures what endeared him to so many. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This inspiring true story of survival, friendship and activism is never preachy, and the text, dotted with color photographs, carefully preserves a child's eye view throughout. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
When Ryan Hreljac's first-grade teacher explained that it would cost only $70 to build a well to supply clean water for an entire village in Africa, Ryan, with his parents' encouragement, decided to raise the money himself by doing household chores. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL HOUSE by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"That said, if you're looking for a kind of crazed companion to Graeme Base's Animalia (1986), this book will stand up to multiple rereadings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No togas or frat boys will be found in this particular animal house, though plenty of hijinks take place within. Read full book review >

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MOO HOO by Mike Lowery
illustrated by Mike Lowery, by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"A winning display of finding the high ground and paved with particularly sweet verbal compression. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It comes as a delight how much fun can be wrung from the words "moo" and "hoo." Read full book review >

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ZOO ZOOM! by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An agreeable book to entice space enthusiasts as well as animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bevy of zoo animals takes off for the moon. Read full book review >

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EWE AND AYE by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Lots of fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sporty sheep and an equally sporty primate find a way to realize a common aspiration: to fly. Read full book review >

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RIBBIT RABBIT by Candace Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Best of all, Frog and Bunny have the radiant good cheer of a sock monkey, a mingling of the ridiculous with the sublime for a spellbinding effect. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ryan's story features the disarming characters Frog and Bunny, two close friends. Read full book review >

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DEFENDING BILLY RYAN by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1992

"So, though short on Victories-like shape and substance, this is shaggily entertaining—and another distinct, if minor, confirmation of Higgins's unique command of rueful language and rude incident."
Higgins produces a novel just about every year whether he's got a great idea for one or not. Read full book review >

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DEAR MRS. RYAN, YOU'RE RUINING MY LIFE by Jennifer B. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"They'll be rooting for Henry as he deals with the unexpected curve balls life throws him. (Fiction. 9-11)"
All's fair in love and war as a young boy conspires to set his mom up with his school principal in this engaging debut from Jones. Read full book review >

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RYAN QUINN AND THE LION'S CLAW by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Hits the spot for adventure junkies. (Thriller. 10-14)"
In his second novel, McGee follows up on Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape (2016) with another high-action adventure that reads much like the screenplays of his television movies. Read full book review >

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RYAN QUINN AND THE REBEL'S ESCAPE by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"With a fast pace, familiar characters, plenty of action, and little testing of the envelope, this trilogy opener is calculated to please genre fans. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Move over, Alex Rider: Ryan Quinn has come to town. Read full book review >