Search Results: "Deanna Caswell"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRST BALLET by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Even a ballet warhorse—perhaps especially this one—deserves better treatment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
One sure gift of the Christmas season is the annual ritual of picture books in which grandmother takes granddaughter to the ballet for the first time to see The Nutcracker. Read full book review >

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TRAIN TRIP by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Little train lovers will be happy to travel along as this choo-choo rumbles along the tracks. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An exciting train trip from his suburban town to the big city for a visit with grandma proves to be enlightening for a young boy. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHO, HAIKU by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Not to be missed: gorgeous poetry, vibrant illustrations, and masterful use of the page turn. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Haiku at play in the animal world and vice versa. Read full book review >

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BOO! HAIKU by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"As with the first, this just begs to be read aloud to a group of preschoolers, who won't be able to help shouting out their answers. More please. (Picture book/poetry. 3-5)"
In their second collaboration, Caswell and Shea use the same format as in their Guess Who, Haiku (2016) to ask readers to identify some common Halloween creatures. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF PARADISE by Deanna Kahler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A pleasing spiritual romance about love lost and regained."
A woman experiences supernatural love in Kahler's debut novel. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MEET CUTE BOYS by Deanna Kizis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2003

"Cheerful fluff with some genuinely poignant moments and a very appealing heroine. Sharpen your eyebrow pencil and take those funny quizzes."
Is it a book? Magazine article? Well, it's a first novel by the West Coast editor of Elle<\I> and it's a little of both. Read full book review >

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The Needle's Eye by Deanna Nese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"A tantalizing glimpse into a captivating world and an intense friendship sure to leave readers wanting more.
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The fates of two young students remain forever changed when two parallel realms intersect in this YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"An urgent call for corporate compassion by a woman with a baby in peril."
A first-person account of a woman who became a cause célèbre following the grievous circumstances of her baby's birth. Read full book review >

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CITY OF JASMINE by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A little romance, a little mystery, a little exotic travelogue and a lot of screwball comedy add up to a delightful tale."
Feisty, famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke finds adventure and love in the deserts of Damascus as she hunts for her husband, presumed dead for the last five years. Read full book review >

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A CURIOUS BEGINNING by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A thrilling—and hilarious—beginning to a promising new series."
Determined to live an independent life, Veronica Speedwell is anything but a proper Victorian lady. So when her home is attacked during her aunt's funeral, a rollicking adventure ensues. Read full book review >

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MOTHERLOAD by Avery Caswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An uneven but frequently affecting collection."
A charming collection of short stories populated by an array of characters of various ages and backgrounds, making wildly different mistakes. Read full book review >

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Life, Love, and Unity by Deanna Jameson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2014

"Fanciful, overreaching love story featuring a saintly hero, autism and other family issues."
Smitten at first sight, Michael pursues Ann, who has an autistic child and abusive ex-husband, in this debut romance novel. Read full book review >