Search Results: "Dane Huckelbridge"


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BOURBON by Dane Huckelbridge
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A snappy history of the popular spirit's rise and continued ascent."
A mirthful, erudite appreciation of bourbon and its striking history. Read full book review >

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INDIGO AWAKENING by Jordan Dane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Exciting if not particularly filling. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Ultrapsychic children with intense blue auras—hence the label "Indigo"—find themselves under attack from a group of fanatics. Read full book review >

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GOING UNDER by Lauren Dane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A thought-provoking, creative paranormal scenario coupled with a sexy, intelligent love story make this book an absorbing success."
When Molly Ryan is "outed" as a witch and ousted from the PR firm she built from the ground up, she takes her skills to the powerful Clan Owen, where it's Gage Garrity's job to keep her safe; but as anti-Other sentiment rises and violence escalates, Molly and Gage realize the stakes are getting higher—and passion is growing. Read full book review >

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AN EARLY WINTER by Marion Dane Bauer
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

A leaden, purposeful tale of a child encountering the reality of Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE GHOST by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2005

"A welcome addition to the venerable Stepping Stone series. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Liz is trying to help her grandmother prepare the family's old log house for sale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The bibliography is skimpy, with little to guide young readers to the many other fine books on the subject, but this is an excellent addition to that growing body of literature about the Civil Rights movement. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Bayard Rustin was an important figure in the Civil Rights movement, yet he remains almost unknown to young readers. Read full book review >

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A BEAR NAMED TROUBLE by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: May 23, 2005

"A charming, deceptively simple story with special appeal for animal lovers. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Ten-year-old Jonathan is lonely, waiting for his mother and little sister to join him and his father, the new keeper at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, but no lonelier than the three-year-old brown bear whose mother has abandoned him. Read full book review >

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BIRMINGHAM SUNDAY by Larry Dane Brimner
FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2010

"A standout book for its thorough research and comprehensive look at the incident that led to the 1964 passage of civil-rights legislation. (further reading, author's note, source notes, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Brimner focuses on the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and successfully illuminates in chronological order the events, social tensions and political reverberations of that terror-filled time. Read full book review >

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THE VERY LITTLE PRINCESS:  ROSE'S STORY by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"This early chapter book sets up the premise for Zoey's story and, more importantly, prepares children for the sometimes prickly task of growing up. (Doll fantasy. 6-9)"
Rose finds a china doll abandoned in the attic in a tale that builds on the themes found in The Velveteen Rabbit. Read full book review >

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STRIKE! by Larry Dane Brimner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"With an appealing design and many black-and-white photographs, this paints a vivid, detailed picture of an important labor movement and its controversial yet inspiring leader. (author's note, further reading, websites, places to visit, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A skillful, compelling account of the complicated history of César Chávez and the farm workers movement, set in the context of the social and political tensions of the times. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A clean, graphically interesting design abets a well-researched, engaging narrative that contributes a more nuanced view of the period than is often seen. (author's note, further reading, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)

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A fascinating look at one of the most crucial places and periods in the civil rights movement through two polar opposites. Read full book review >

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KILLING MISS KITTY AND OTHER SINS by Marion Dane Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 21, 2007

Five distinctly adult stories explore coming of age in 1950s Illinois. Read full book review >