Search Results: "Dawn McNiff"


BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY'S LITTLE MONSTER by Dawn McNiff
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The just-right blend of drama and humor—all from a juvenile troll's point of view—results in a story sure to elicit giggles, delighted screams of 'eww' and plenty of happy-ending 'aww's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Troll does all he can to keep his beloved mommy from going out and leaving him with a sitter. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A likable tale that gently encourages would-be night owls to roost for the evening. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Best buddies Blossom and Boo decide to explore the mysteries of the nighttime forest. Read full book review >

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IVY’S EVER AFTER by Dawn Lairamore
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2010

"Evenly paced with humor to match, this fractured fairy tale will delight tween readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Reluctant Dragon meets Ella Enchanted in this lighthearted adventure debut. Read full book review >

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NICOLE'S NEW FRIEND by Dawn Brotherton
CHILDREN'S

"An unevenly written, message-heavy story of sports and friendship."
Young softball players get lessons in sportsmanship in the third book in Brotherton's (Margie Makes A Difference, 2017, etc.) middle-grade series.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD FATHER by Tessa Dawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 2014

"Love letter to Blood Curse fans, but new readers are invited, too."
In the sixth volume of Dawn's Blood Curse series, the Silivasi brothers learn the whereabouts of their father. Read full book review >

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GOOSE by Dawn O'Porter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Hard to say who will love this most: the women who lived the 1990s or their teen daughters. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Flo and Renée are back with their angst-filled, sex-preoccupied lives, full of cigarettes and drinking and drugs—only this time graduation looms, so they think about serious stuff, too. Read full book review >

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INDELIBLE by Dawn Metcalf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"An uneven but eventually engaging story of first love, family drama and supernatural violence. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
"Meet cute" is more like meet violent when Joy Malone gets dragged into supernatural politics and ends up saving the world in this teen paranormal series starter. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"So much information presented that readers may well be pooped when they finish. (further activities, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
From bluebird and alpaca droppings to buffalo dung and termite frass, an upbeat guide to coprology, the study of feces. Read full book review >

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SOCCER CHICK RULES by Dawn Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Consequently, it's a story that will largely appeal to female athletes, though its life message, which involves trying your best and not giving up, is applicable to all. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Late in this cleverly titled story, Tess Munro, a passionate all-around athlete, is told by her brother that she has a one-track mind. Read full book review >