Search Results: "Hannah Whitty"


BOOK REVIEW

A WOODLAND CHRISTMAS TALE by Hannah Whitty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sweet and cheerful, but successful neither as a book nor as an Advent calendar. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple eight-page story with heavy, cardboard pages describes friendly forest animals working together to prepare a Christmas Eve feast for a mystery guest, with an Advent-calendar feature on the final pages. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE by Cynthia Platt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse and her mother go on a culinary adventure. Read full book review >

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A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA by Julia Whitty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2002

"Facts and skills galore in a mix of stories, the best quite fine."
From a prolific writer and producer of documentaries (including Nature) for PBS: a collection that's varyingly deft and has many subjects—including nature and animals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2010

"A lovely, soft-spoken book about the 'joy, inspiration, wonder, laughter, ideas' that come from relating to Earth's 'nonhuman world.'"
Mother Jones correspondent Whitty (The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific, 2007, etc.) looks at the life of the oceans and the sea creatures she has observed over the past 30 years. Read full book review >

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S IS FOR SALMON by Hannah Viano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Urchins and volcanoes and whales, oh my! This eye-catching alphabet book affectionately showcases the Northwest's bountiful beauty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anemone, blackberry, crab, Douglas fir, eagle…this elegant alphabet book mirrors the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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ARROW TO ALASKA by Hannah Viano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This intriguing and delightfully illustrated story will be of particular interest to young readers in Washington state and Alaska, who are least likely to notice the skimpiness of geographical detail. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy named Arrow recounts his journey from Seattle to Alaska to visit his grandfather. Read full book review >

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RED FOX ON THE MOVE by Hannah Giffard
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1992

"As in Red Fox (1991), a slight plot is distinguished by well-designed, stylized illustrations in pleasing, bright colors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After a bulldozer rousts Red Fox and his family from their home, they swim a river, brave a train tunnel, and try holes occupied by several other creatures before happening on one that is available for them to settle in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ESCAPE by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Hollow. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A hiking trip turns into a crime scene, and a small town is thrown into turmoil. Read full book review >

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SEE JANE RUN by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Nevertheless, a quick, mostly entertaining read. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
The teen years are a time of self-discovery and exploration. For Riley Spencer, this is harder than for most, because she's no longer sure of anything…even her name. Read full book review >

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THE DARE by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"Brynna's guilt-induced psychosis makes for a page-turner in the spirit of Lois Duncan's classic I Know What You Did Last Summer; it will undoubtedly please the thriller-loving crowd. (Thriller. 13-15)"
After the death of her best friend, a high school girl is haunted by something: Whether it's conscience, ghost or merely human demons is unclear. Read full book review >

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TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"An engaging balance of atmosphere and action. (Suspense. 14-18)"
In a fast-paced thriller, a teen whose boyfriend died in a drunken driving accident finds that a killer is targeting her enemies. Read full book review >