Search Results: "Heather Killough-Walden"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH'S ANGEL by Heather Killough-Walden
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"With numerous nefarious villains, fascinating supernatural abilities and details, and an action-packed plot all serving the sweet yet sexy romantic core of the story, this book will keep its intended paranormal-romantic-suspense audience entertained and engaged."
Archangel Azrael, the former Angel of Death, has been on Earth for thousands of years searching for his destined mate, so he's surprised when finding Sophie makes him more vulnerable and frustrated, not less; they'll both need to exorcize some demons—actual and psychological—before they can find happiness. Read full book review >

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CITIES by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A missed opportunity to really excite young readers to learn about the world. (map) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Ten major world cities—New York, Rio, Paris, London, Rome, Moscow, Cairo, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Sydney—are presented in four-page gatefold sections. Read full book review >

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SPINNING by Tillie Walden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A quiet powerhouse of a memoir. (Graphic memoir. 13-adult)"
Graphic novelist Walden recounts her years coming-of-age as a competitive ice skater. Read full book review >

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IN FOCUS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A too-large scope and dull treatment scuttle this effort. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This sturdy informational book for middle graders examines 10 areas of the natural and human worlds: ocean, homes, earth and space, landmarks, nature, everyday objects, buildings, fruits and vegetables, animals, and transportation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2011

"Suggestions for further age-appropriate reading supplement an extensive bibliography. (timeline, source notes, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
With the goal of boosting interest in George Washington, in 2005 Mount Vernon commissioned three life-size reproductions of him at ages 19, 45 and 57. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 22, 2007

"Let the adventure begin! (Fiction. YA)"
How do super-villains become super-villains? Read full book review >

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BABYSITTING GEORGE by Celia Walden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Will have strong appeal for soccer fans and observers of celebrity culture, though such readers may not enjoy the questions Walden's tale implicitly raises."
Unusual and affecting reflection on the toxic combination of achievement, addiction and celebrity culture, as embodied by the decline of one-time soccer champion George Best (1946-2005). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 12, 2006

"There are many biographies of Curie; this one stands out in its shared focus on her discovery and its legacy. (notes, bibliography, web sites, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
An able biography tells, as the subtitle suggests, the stories of both Marie Curie and her famous discovery. Read full book review >

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EARTHFALL by Mark Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"For fans of action above all else. (Science fiction. 8-13)"
One boy discovers his crucial role in the resistance against the aliens who enslaved humanity through mind control. Read full book review >

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DREADNOUGHT by Mark Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Readers will hope the next outing focuses more on answering questions about how the characters are developing and less on action, action, action—and the more sophisticated among them will be happy to move on to more complex antihero antics when they discover Catherine Jinks' Evil Genius. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Those young villains-in-training are back, facing their biggest challenge ever, in this, the fourth in a series that is showing signs of tiring. H.I.V.E. (the Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is doing what all schools do, sending their students on a field trip—but they never anticipate that the kids'll be kidnapped by a rival faction of villains intent on taking over the world their way. Read full book review >

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RETRIBUTION by Mark Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Plot twists, action, and explosions galore; it might as well be a movie. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Humanity continues to struggle against the invaders introduced in Earthfall (2013) while facing new threats and revelations.Read full book review >