Search Results: "Heather Tekavec"


BOOK REVIEW

STOP, THIEF! by Heather Tekavec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A lighthearted romp. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this frisky detective tale, Max, a farm dog, tries to catch a thief as the real perpetrators hilariously lend a hand. Read full book review >

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MANNERS ARE NOT FOR MONKEYS by Heather Tekavec
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"The twist at the end is both humorous and instructional; adults will hope children see and heed its message. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The monkey cage's change of venue—to a spot near the picnic area—causes its inhabitants to learn human manners, but some just can't stand for that. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S THAT AWFUL SMELL? by Heather Tekavec
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp2003 will enjoy this nose-wrinkling barnyard romp, though most would propose an earthier punch line. (Picture book. 6-8)"
After a terrible odor in the barn knocks back Duck, Sheep, and other sometime residents, they decide that the culprit has to be the piglet—but no matter how much they wash, fumigate, or otherwise try to freshen up the little guy, the stench remains. Read full book review >

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STORM IS COMING! by Heather Tekavec
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

A clever suspense story for very young children also gently shows them the face(s) of silly fears. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT? SAME! by Heather Tekavec
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Informative fun. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Groups of animals demonstrate sameness and difference. Read full book review >

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DREAMWOOD by Heather Mackey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"A stunning debut with equal parts originality and heart. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
An original fantasy for middle-grade readers plaits together science, the supernatural and deep ecology. Read full book review >

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OVERRIDE by Heather Anastasiu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Several unexpected twists, a compelling love story, high-stakes action and a stand-up heroine worth rooting for rescue this series from the dystopian abyss and make for an entertaining read. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
After a disappointing start, the second installment of Anastasiu's (Glitch, 2012) dystopian trilogy will be a welcome surprise to readers returning to find out what happens next to Zoe and members of the Resistance as they battle to free other glitchers and humans being used by Chancellor Bright in her merciless quest for power. Read full book review >

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FARMER BOY GOES WEST by Heather Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Safe, comfortable, respectful of its progenitors and wholesome as all get out. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
The overextended Little House franchise at least takes a step toward gender balance with this carefully wrought sequel to Farmer Boy (1933). Read full book review >

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BAYGIRL by Heather Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This first-person tale gently illustrates change, both good and bad. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
In the Newfoundland fishing village of Parsons Bay, Kitty has her refuges all staked out, for when she needs to hide from her father's nearly incessant drunken belligerence. Read full book review >

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GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Read the originals. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
A dystopian romance that feels like the love child of M.T. Anderson's Feed and Lauren Oliver's Pandemonium fails to distinguish itself. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN by Heather Burch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Fans of the series will likely be entertained, but those who disliked Halflings (2012) shouldn't seek redemption here. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The second installment of the Halflings trilogy picks up right where readers left off, with Nikki Youngblood caught smack-dab in the middle of a love triangle between the two half-men, half-angels assigned to protect her. Read full book review >