Search Results: "Gemma Malley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RESISTANCE by Gemma Malley
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Here's hoping the nicely set-up sequel has a more delicate touch. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
In Anna and Peter's world, medically created immortality has made most childbirth illegal, according to this unsubtle but worthwhile and tension-packed sequel. Read full book review >

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THE DECLARATION by Gemma Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Anna's adventure is well worth reading; this unreliable narrator's faith in her tormentors is thought-provoking and deeply sad. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
A futuristic adventure reminiscent of Kazuo Ishiguro's adult novel Never Let Me Go. Read full book review >

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THE RETURNERS by Gemma Malley
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"A good read, but not for everyone. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
George Santayana famously warned that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Read full book review >

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MONTY'S MAGNIFICENT MANE by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The tried-and-true fable about curbing vanity and appreciating friends enjoys a fresh touch with these ebullient African animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lion named Monty is so proud of his mane that he nearly causes disaster for himself and his little meerkat friends. Read full book review >

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THE COW WHO CLIMBED A TREE by Gemma Merino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An outrageously silly story that celebrates the value of creative thinking and taking chances. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Tina the curious cow learns how to fly from a dragon, her sisters think she's gone too far! Read full book review >

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THE SHEEP WHO HATCHED AN EGG by Gemma Merino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Merino's airy style reflects the light message of the book: celebrate yourself and enjoy your imperfections. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One vain sheep with a gorgeous head of hair plus an egg that needs a place to hatch equals a dandy tale of self-acceptance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALF A MAN by Michael Morpurgo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A sorrowful yet ultimately redeeming tale. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A grandson's loving homage to his war-scarred grandfather. Read full book review >

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PIG AND PUG by Lynne Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"New readers will find two new frenemies to love here. Bravo, Pig and Pug! (Picture book. 3-8)"
How do two tiny critters get to be friends? Sometimes it takes a bit of an effort. Read full book review >

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A DAY WITH CINDERELLA by Gemma Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A good choice for children learning to tell time. (Board book. 3-6)"
This oversized board-book version of "Cinderella" features a built-in clock with hands that click when turned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING A GIRL by Hayley Long
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Though it's informative and often funny, this book's appeal will ultimately be limited due to assumptions that are made about its readers. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A British author of fiction for teens offers advice to young women in this self-help guide that covers a wide variety of topics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY NICE by Gemma Halliday
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Halliday (Deadly Cool, 2011, etc.) combines investigation with the inevitable romance for a mystery that's enjoyably by the book."
A former assassin can't seem to hide from her past. Read full book review >

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OH DEAR, GEOFFREY! by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Oh yes, Geoffrey! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a clumsy giraffe make friends? Read full book review >