Search Results: "Heather Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

STARTING WITH NATURE: PLANT BOOK by Pamela Hickman
NATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Also new to the Starting With Nature Series is Bird Book. (Index) (Nonfiction. 812)"
Meet a plant: What are its parts? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KIDS' SUMMER HANDBOOK by Jane Drake
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Drawing on memories of a childhood when kids summered at the shore or in the woods, the authors describe crafts, games, nature studies, and camping activities in a book published in Canada as The Kids Cottage Book (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"While no more dramatic or emotional than entries in the American Girls series, the book authentically examines the people and logistics of the Underground Railroad in an accessible and unusual way. (glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In short chapters, the story of fictional escaped slave Eliza Jackson and her family unfold, paralleling the effect on and courage of Canadian Johanna Reid and her family, who hide Eliza and her brother Ben until they can safely reunite with their mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fascinating read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greenwood (A Pioneer Thanksgiving, 1999, etc.) successfully uses several different techniques for telling the story of the Klondike gold rush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"It's been done before in many other books, but this version, with its lush illustrations of a bountiful garden, is a summertime treat. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Seeds and kids start out small and grow wondrously, which may explain some of children's fascination with planting, growing, and, subsequently, exploring their environments. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME COULD WRITE A BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: I Want Your Ugly, I Want Your Disease
BFF Charm: Oda Mae Brown
Swoonworthy Scale:
 A Wary 7
Talky Talk: Goodbye to You
Bonus Factors:
 Best Friends, Theatre, Shades of Gray
Relationship Status: I'll Be There for You

Trigger Warnings: Dating Violence, Suicide Attempt

Cover Story: I Want Your ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"A slick, spooky, chilling mystery. (Horror. 12-16)"
Stephen's family returns to his father's hometown in search of a fresh start, but the town's dark history threatens to swallow them whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING REAL by Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sobering and thought-provoking ideas wrapped in an engaging plot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This chilling satire follows one teenager's efforts to escape from the reality TV franchise financially supporting her large family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER CRY WEREWOLF by Heather Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Neither original nor well-developed, but fans of paranormal romance will enjoy this sweet debut. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Newly rich Shelby doesn't like her stepmother, and the feeling is mutual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISDOM TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Heather Forest
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

As a companion to Wonder Tales from Around the World (1995, not reviewed), this is Forest's recasting of 50 fables, myths, anecdotes, and parables, all inviting readers to enjoy them as stories while picking out their barely concealed kernels of wisdom. Read full book review >