Search Results: "Danette Haworth"


BOOK REVIEW

ME & JACK by Danette Haworth
ANIMALS
Released: June 21, 2011

"In all, it's an entertaining boy-and-dog adventure set against a not-often-depicted era of political strife that's notably similar to the present. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Joshua, 11 or 12, knows all the hidden rules for making new friends, because his father is a frequently transferred Air Force recruiter. Read full book review >

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A WHOLE LOT OF LUCKY by Danette Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Realistic, modern and still familiar, this is a middle school story both children and their parents should read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Winning the lottery does not turn out as sixth-grader Hailee Richardson had imagined. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF MOONLIGHT SECRETS by Danette Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Fans of Liz Kessler's Emily Windsnap will enjoy this amusing tale. (Magical adventure. 8-12)"
Haworth takes the legend of the Selkie and gives it a modern-day twist. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Violet is a worthy ally for readers navigating their own stormy evolution. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A coming-of-age tale that is as full of sass as its uniquely named protagonist. Read full book review >

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SAVING BABY DOE by Danette Vigilante
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"Overall, a fairly appealing tale of urban friendship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A middle-grade novel that chronicles the problems a boy and his friend encounter after finding an abandoned baby. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH HALF A MOON by Danette Vigilante
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Rich secondary characters add depth and dimension to this fast-paced tale of bereavement, forgiveness and healing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Dellie lives in the shadow of her brother's death, a death for which she feels culpable. Read full book review >

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Y NEGATIVE by Kelly Haworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"A clunky dystopian novel that tries to tell a story about love defying prejudice but fails to imagine it with any believability."
In her debut novel, Haworth creates a post-apocalyptic America where gender prejudice rules society. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A beautifully written work on a gritty subject. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Dylan has developed plenty of theories about his life on the streets: Every fourth person will give him money; no one gives him something for nothing; all relatives suck. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TIM by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"The mess is good fun, but the story is a bit bland next to the more emotionally intense likes of No, David! and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No need to set off in search of Wild Things when little Tim's in the vicinity. Read full book review >

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ONE IS NOT A PAIR by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Even young sleuths who had little trouble finding Waldo may be challenged by some of these exercises in pattern recognition. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Combining the premises of Odd One Out (2014) and Where's the Pair? (2015), galleries of almost identical birds, teddy bears, colorful socks, ice cream cones, and other items invite readers to match up identical pairs—then find outliers. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE TOWN by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Purchase for children who need action while they read, but read along to ensure that they slow down to actually look at the pictures. (Board book. 1-3)"
This board book and its simultaneously publishing companion, Around the World, start with an intriguing and potentially useful premise, providing pre-readers with an indented track to trace their ways through the pictures. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE FROM AIR-BRAS TO ZITS by Barbara Haworth-Attard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Although laugh-packed, the heart of this endearing, but definitely not sappy, novel is Teresa's evolving family relationships, which challenge her to grow up quickly. (Fiction. YA)"
Waking up on the first day of tenth grade with a monster forehead zit seemed like an omen to 14-year-old Teresa, but even she couldn't have guessed just how complicated her year would become. Read full book review >