Search Results: "Dana Milbank"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Decent writing, bad luck, terrible timing."
A political reporter documents the campaign he thought would decide the presidency. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Acerbic fun for political junkies."
A comic treatise on the unique customs of Potomac Man, that strange indigenous tribe inhabiting the area in and around Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet, spun-sugar confection just right for unicorn fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn. Read full book review >

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OZZIE AND THE ART CONTEST by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Once the story's lesson is revealed, there is little reason to read this one again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ozzie enters the art contest at school only to be disappointed at the results. Read full book review >

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KAY KAY'S ALPHABET SAFARI by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Kids will enjoy the silliness, and there's lots of potential for the classroom. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Themed alphabet books are like the Little Engine that Could—they just keep on comin'. Read full book review >

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ZUCCHINI OUT WEST by Barbara Dana
ADVENTURE
Released: June 11, 1997

"Pleasant black-and-white illustrations add to this charming book, which has a great deal of information for animal-loving and environmentally aware children. (Fiction. 8-10)"
The sequel to Zucchini (1984) finds the ferret, his owner, Billy, and Billy's father and sister driving to Wyoming, where they plan to visit the captive breeding program for the endangered black-footed ferret. Read full book review >

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THE INFINITY YEAR OF AVALON JAMES by Dana Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A fine, tenderly nuanced tale of the remarkable power of friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It's Avalon's 11th year—her Infinity Year—the brief period when she and her very best friend, Atticus, will discover and be able to use their shared magic power. Read full book review >

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THE SINGING OF THE DEAD by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2001

"Her relationships, however, remain as unresolved as the prostitute's ancient murder."
Her friends (surprising in number considering her antisocial tendencies) are treating Kate Shugak like fragile goods—but, as her 11th adventure demonstrates, she's stamped "Expedite Delivery (or Else)." Read full book review >

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THE TEACHER WARS by Dana Goldstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Probably not likely to sway opponents of public education, whose numbers and influence seem to be growing, but Goldstein delivers a smart, evenhanded source of counterargument."
Think teachers are overpaid? Or are they dishonored and overworked? Both positions, this useful book suggests, are very old—and very tired. Read full book review >

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DELUXE by Dana Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"Painstakingly researched and deftly written, valuable to fashionistas and fashion victims alike."
A scathing exposé demystifies the luxury-goods industry, detailing how venerable fashion houses have traded quality for profits. Read full book review >

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Released: July 18, 2012

"An exciting, engaging adventure about defeating evil and reconnecting the bonds of friendship; perfect for igniting adolescent imaginations."
Two teens find themselves in a mystical reality where they must battle to save their lives in Fraedrich's debut YA fantasy. Read full book review >

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IN THE NOT QUITE DARK by Dana Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Eleven poignant stories that look to the past to portray the present."
An insightful collection of stories that paint diverse portraits of present-day Los Angeles. Read full book review >