Search Results: "Jana Novotny Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

I CAN DO IT! by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Her cute and cuddly guinea pigs are just right for settling the nerves of new nursery-schoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day at nursery school is very busy for one small guinea pig. Read full book review >

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WHEN DADDY’S TRUCK PICKS ME UP by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A respectable addition to any truck collection. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young boy is very excited because today is the day that his father is going to drive from far away to pick him up from school—in a tanker truck. Read full book review >

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MY TAIL'S NOT TIRED  by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Simply sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Monster isn't ready for bed. What can Big Monster do? Read full book review >

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LITTLE ONES DO! by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"A great choice for working parents as well as any snug family. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A comforting bedtime story that takes the reader through the highlights of what could be a typical family day (leaving out little difficulties like tantrums, tears, and spills). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Well crafted, intimate and engaging: an unorthodox rite of passage with ruminations on faith, feminism and more."
A quest for hope, meaning, a sense of place and ancestral connections, all mounted on two slippery wheels. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER by Jana Oliver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More developed and less torrid than standard teen paranormal fare, which is a nice change. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
It's 2018, and 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne just wants to fight demons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An NBC miniseries based on the book will air in November. (Photos—eight pp. b&w—not seen.)"
A less-than-compelling reinvestigation of a 1932 Arizona crime in which two bodies were dismembered, stuffed into luggage, and taken by rail out of state. Read full book review >

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FORETOLD by Jana Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"This tale of Hell, hotties and high school should please already-confirmed fans. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Teenage demon trapper Riley Blackthorne just wants to capture demons, regain her soul and go to her high school prom in this overfilled finale. Read full book review >

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One Prince, Two Kingdoms by Jana Grissom
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A well-executed rendition of familiar fantasy."
Grissom, in her YA debut, tells the story of a boy who must choose between two warring spirit kingdoms, one of darkness, one of light. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Animal lovers will enjoy the sharp scrutiny of the horse's behavior but may wish for greater authorial introspection."
A romantic exploration of horse ownership. Read full book review >

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SOUL THIEF by Jana Oliver
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A fallen-angel story that never truly takes off. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Destruction and demons follow 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne as she trudges across Atlanta seeking her father's recently re-animated corpse and the Geo-Fiend who killed him. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COWGIRL by Jana Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Richman's mastery of the emotional geography is illuminating, and Dickie's dichotomous affections call to mind the work of Pat Conroy."
A conflicted woman faces the ghosts of her desert childhood in this heartfelt Western drama from Richman (Riding in the Shadows of Saints: A Woman's Story of Motorcycling the Mormon Trail, 2005). Read full book review >