Search Results: "David Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers will look forward to more from this talented author, who has penned a perfectly paced, rousing biography. (author's note, selected sources) (Picture books/biography. 5-10)"
The inspiring story of an early-19th-century woman who supported her family, made a name for herself and gave us all an opportunity to give thanks each November. Read full book review >

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THE HARVEY MILK STORY by Kari Krakow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2001

"Capturing just the right tone for its audience, this is a significant contribution to the genre and a fitting tribute to an ordinary guy turned extraordinary. (epilogue, author's notes, bibliography, Web sites) (Biography. 6-9)"
Krakow debuts with a first of its kind: a picture-book biography of an important gay-rights figure. Read full book review >

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RETTIE AND THE RAGAMUFFIN PARADE by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"All ends well in this parade filled with good spirits and optimism. (photograph, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parade brings good tidings to an immigrant community beset by war, poverty, and illness. Read full book review >

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OPERATION BUNNY by Sally Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Now that Emily and her buddies have set up their new store and detective agency, readers looking for chapter books on the long side will look forward to more magical cases. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Emily, an unloved orphan, finds a new family and occupation when she discovers her true calling. Read full book review >

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OUTLAW BIKER by Mary Gardner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fast-paced and fun, but rambles too much for its own good."
Biker rides, deals drugs, goes to Vegas, repeats. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The author adds amusing ink sketches to nearly every page, heightening the appeal for less-practiced readers. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Sudden superpowers create and then solve problems for two children in these breezy imports, re-issued on this side of the water in a single, dos-a-dos volume. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"With generous font, ample white space, and charming pencil drawings on most pages, this is a series young readers can latch onto. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The five dolls from The Countess's Calamity (2003) are back in the second installment of Gardner's series. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE WELCOME, UNIVERSE by Whitney Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Julia's strong voice and multifaceted background offer an eye-catching glimpse of graffiti culture while introducing deaf culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A deaf, Indian-American teen with a flair for graffiti learns how to make her mark. Read full book review >

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PERDITA by Faith Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An edgy, intriguing debut novel of suspense, suspicion, and surprise. (Suspense. 14-18)"
When she starts seeing the ghost of her sister's recently drowned friend, troubled 16-year-old Arielle worries she may be "a little bit crazy." Read full book review >

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THE SILVER BLADE by Sally Gardner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A luscious melodrama, rich in sensuous detail from horrific to sublime, with an iridescent overlay of magic. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The thrilling conclusion to the tale begun in The Red Necklace (2008) plunges readers back into the filthy and terrifying streets of Paris in 1794, when a single word can betray one to death by guillotine and no one can be trusted. Read full book review >

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I, CORIANDER by Sally Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Deft and dulcet language, a cast of supporters not the least of whom is Coriander's loving stepsister Hester, and the tie to a grim historical season will hold readers fast. (historical background) (Historical fiction/fantasy. 10-14)"
Coriander is nine when her story begins (15 when it closes), living by London Bridge on the Thames during Cromwell's time. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Perhaps it was a slow year for short science fiction, but whatever the reason, this installment in Dozois's eminent series is a disappointment."
The latest in this admirable annual series features one less story (23 vs. 24) than last year's, and it might have been better if had included even fewer. Read full book review >