Search Results: "Diana McLellan"


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THE GIRLS by Diana McLellan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2000

"Did they or didn't they? Lively (if largely warmed-over) scandal that should find an appreciative audience among fans of these early film stars and their coteries."
A tell-all account of the glamorous stars of 1930s and '40s Hollywood who practiced lesbian love. Read full book review >

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TWEEZLE INTO EVERYTHING by Stephanie McLellan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though not startlingly insightful or original, this tale about an endearing monster family spotlights some very real moments of childhood growth. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tweezle is tired of being the baby monster of the family. He's a big boy now—and has some not-so-helpful ways of showing it! Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINA HATES HER NAME by Diana Engel
Released: March 24, 1989

The little alligator girl introduced in Josephina, the Great Collector is back in another illuminating vignette. Read full book review >

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THE SHELF-PAPER JUNGLE by Diana Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A gentle, reassuring message about the durability of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another bittersweet little tale of loss and change in a relationship that's been strengthened by shared artistic endeavors (see also Eleanor, Arthur, and Claire, 1992). Read full book review >

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HOOGIE IN THE MIDDLE by Stephanie McLellan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"With their tangles of brightly colored fur, tiny fangs and tiny horns, these feline-esque monsters offer different perspectives of what 'middle' can mean. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Even monsters feel left out when they are middle siblings. Read full book review >

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LATITUDE ZERO by Diana Renn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2014

"Exciting, for readers who can get past the annoyingly persistent credibility issues. (Thriller. 13-17)"
A mystery involving bicycling culture set in greater Boston and Ecuador. Read full book review >

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RAMPANT  by Diana Peterfreund
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2009

Killer unicorns. Read full book review >

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THE VERY NOISY NIGHT by Diana Hendry
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Chapman's gaily colored illustrations set imaginations soaring as readers discover the myriad uses a mouse has for household scraps. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From Hendry (Kid Kibble, 1994, etc.) comes a sweetly beguiling tale of two mice. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE VISION by Diana Hendry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Wonderfully warm and complex; readers who enjoy this may go happily on to Pride and Prejudice. (Fiction. 11+)"
Of the three Bishop girls—living in a 1950's British coastal town—only Lily, eight, was born after WW II; pampered by an anxious mother, she has elaborate strategies to cope with the dark and with fears of the ``Leftover Nazi'' she imagines hiding in the dunes. Read full book review >