Search Results: "Diana Renn"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BLUE VOYAGE by Diana Renn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A solid choice for readers hungry for an absorbing mystery. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A teen exiled to Turkey for the summer gets wrapped up in a deadly game of smuggle-the-priceless-artifact. Read full book review >

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TOKYO HEIST by Diana Renn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2012

"A proficient caper spiced up by Violet's eye for art. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A van Gogh heist, a trip to Japan and a yakuza attack: Could there be a better summer? Read full book review >

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WILDFLOWER ABC by Diana Pomeroy
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Some readers will want to refer to the earlier book for instructions on how to create the prints. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Using potato prints, acrylic paints, and appliquÇ, Pomeroy (One Potato, 1996) has created an alphabet of wildflowers not to be missed. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >

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ONE POTATO by Diana Pomeroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Odds are that young readers will stampede kitchenward on a potato raid! (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Subtitled "A Counting Book of Potato Prints,'' Pomeroy's first book is a handsome one indeed. Read full book review >

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OMEGA CITY by Diana Peterfreund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A secondary-at-best middle-grade thriller—here's hoping the sequels improve. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Gillian's dad's conspiracy theories ruined the family…but what if he's right? Read full book review >

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REMEMBER THE LUSITANIA! by Diana Preston
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The dramatic cover will entice readers, and the exciting narrative will keep them riveted. (appendix, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In 1915, three years after the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, the Lusitania was preparing for her 101st eastward crossing of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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ELECTING A U.S. PRESIDENT by Diana Reische
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Just in time for the next election, here's a good introduction to the basics of the political process. Read full book review >

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NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >

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HIGHWAYS AND DANCEHALLS by Diana Atkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Undoubtedly interesting for its glimpse into a seedy, corrupt, rather inaccessible world, but without the depth needed to rise above its sensational subject matter."
What might have been a fascinating story falls short, thanks to its inability to get to the heart and essence of its protagonist, a teenage stripper. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP by Diana Wagman
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A disappointing debut from screenwriter Wagman, especially considering its intriguing initial idea."
A first novel with a fascinating concept falters when it leaves the main premise behind to examine less interesting byways. Read full book review >