Search Results: "Danna Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER GOOSE'S PAJAMA PARTY by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readers who are knowledgeable enough to recognize all the players are likely to want an actual storyline. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mother Goose throws a storytime slumber party for all her favorite characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLOON TREES by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Books for young listeners about how things are made are relatively rare; this one will stretch to fit a variety of goals. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
No, these trees don't bear balloons, but they are the starting place for the production of these popular objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC WHITE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Despite lovely art, a stereotypically generic and romanticized portrayal of indigenous people. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Arctic winter is white and gray until something special happens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWALLOW THE LEADER by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Nothing fishy here: it's a delish addition to storytime collections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming sea creatures count to 10 and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE NAP by Danna Smith
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Arr—pirates may not surrender without a fight, but even the rowdiest readers will have to concede the inevitability of naptime. (Picture book. 2-6)"
'Tis a cheerful afternoon on Spyglass Street, with swords flashing and pirates plundering—until Mom interrupts the fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO AT THE ZOO by Danna Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"The rollicking, rhyming text scans well, and the zoo setting allows children to practice their animal-identification skills. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Smith takes readers on a whirlwind trip to the zoo with a small boy and his grandpa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAWK OF THE CASTLE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An idyllic picture of an ancient practice. (index) (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
A trained hawk serves as fierce centerpiece to broad, sweeping views of castle and countryside in this rhapsodic tribute to the craft of falconry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2006

"A fascinating analysis of the tension between traditional and modern values."
At the request of the legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead, the author undertakes a social-science research project in her parents' native land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2006

"A fascinating analysis of the tension between traditional and modern values."
At the request of the legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead, the author undertakes a social-science research project in her parents' native land. 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

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BOOK REVIEW

A FLAME IN THE WIND OF DEATH by Jen. J. Danna
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2014

"A tricky mystery rich in intriguing suspects and forensic detail."
Witches are suspected of murder in modern-day Salem, Mass. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO PARTS BLOODY MURDER by Jen. J. Danna
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Leigh's fourth (A Flame in the Wind of Death, 2014, etc.) is a complex case loaded with forensic and historical detail, the authors' best so far."
An ice-cold case heats up when a new murder discloses an old one. Read full book review >