Search Results: "Craig Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISPER OF LEAVES by Craig Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2002

"But his unwieldy debut stretches credibility at every turn."
A group of midwestern college students exploring remote Lues Creek Canyon discovers the corpse of a naked woman. Read full book review >

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LADYSTINGER by Craig Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 31, 1992

"The movie sale promises Charade on uppers."
Likable con artist Maggie Rohrer gets yanked out of her round of routine scams rolling lecherous conventioneers in New Orleans for a Mission: Impossible scenario in Jamaica. Read full book review >

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THE BASEBALL CARD KID by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Time Warp Trio lite. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
The slapstick time-travel antics continue in this sequel to The Comic Book Kid (2001). Read full book review >

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GOODNESS GRACIOUS! by Phil Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

``Goodness gracious! Read full book review >

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HEATHER FELL IN THE WATER by Doug MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"It's hard to say whether this might convince fearful children that the water is their friend, but its sly attitude is definitely amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Heather experiences an interesting relationship with water in this slightly offbeat tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT by Mike Dumbleton
by Mike Dumbleton, illustrated by Craig Smith
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Not for all tastes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dumbleton's extremely spare text follows the series of near misses Cat is involved in throughout the day and night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF THE SHOE FITS by Krista Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Likable characters—including a boy dancer whose father is also a dancer—a familiar setting and friendly illustrations on each page add up to a winner for the reader ready for a step beyond early readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Shy Cassie has the skills to make her dream of becoming a dancer come true. Read full book review >

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WALKING THROUGH THE YEARS by T. Craig Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"A highly readable collection of poetry that deals with the familiar theme of broken love."
This collection of poems considers lost love and reflections of romance gone awry as well as the value of relationships in modern times. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY GOES FOR A DRIVE by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Children may never view a spotted cow the same way again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Stanley goes for a drive in his old red pickup on a dried-out, brown-as-dirt summer day, he's not thinking about much. Read full book review >