Search Results: "Hilary T. Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

A SENSE OF THE INFINITE by Hilary T. Smith
Released: May 19, 2015

"A fearless writer ably tackles a difficult story. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Senior year changes everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD AWAKE by Hilary T. Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Beautiful and energetic, if jumbled; Smith's a writer to watch. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A young woman spirals into mania after hearing the truth about her sister's death in this flawed but heady debut. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE AT THE CIRCUS by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Some readers may wonder why Claude needs to give 'the high wire a once-over with a damp cloth,' but surrealists probably won't complain. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Children waiting for an absurdist chapter book need tap their toes no more. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED AND THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Great storytelling braided with lively color and a culturally affirming accent makes this book a real standout. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this modern reweaving of "Little Red Riding Hood" set on a modern, fanciful African savanna, readers meet a young, black Little Red who gracefully outwits the more-hungry-than-horrifying Lion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING THROUGH THE YEARS by T. Craig Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"A highly readable collection of poetry that deals with the familiar theme of broken love."
This collection of poems considers lost love and reflections of romance gone awry as well as the value of relationships in modern times. Read full book review >

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ELIOT JONES, MIDNIGHT SUPERHERO by Anne Cottringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Walter Mitty-class drollery that should appeal to children and adults alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mild-mannered bookworm by day, international troubleshooter by night! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MOM HAS X-RAY VISION by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"It's a rare kid who won't be able to identify with and chuckle at this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All children believe their mom is the best (at least until they turn into teenagers), but how many have thought their moms might have superpowers? Read full book review >

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CLAUDE AT THE BEACH by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers who take it too seriously might end up like Claude, floating in the middle of the ocean, wearing baggy underpants (held together with sticky tape) and pursued by a shark—but they'll be laughing. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This early chapter book is often hilarious, but it should not be used as an instruction manual, as Claude the dog is not much of a role model. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE ON THE SLOPES by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"In the end, it's hard not to love a main character who wears a one-man-band outfit to the library, in case he finds a very exciting book. (Fiction. 7-9)"
It's difficult to describe the Claude books without using the word surreal. The new book in the series may be the sweetest surrealist children's book ever published. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDE IN THE CITY by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Quirky and cosmopolitan Claude's audience on this side of the pond is likely to be limited, but it may well also be quite enthusiastic. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This British import mixes outlandish adventures (or possibly very vivid dreams) with intentionally juvenile jokes to create a zany first (U.S.) entry in a series for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE ASSASSIN by Hilary Wagner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The ending satisfies, but there are some definite loose ends. Look forward to more adventures in Nightshade City. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
The second installment of The Nightshade Chronicles doesn't disappoint. Read full book review >