Search Results: "Janet Nichols Lynch"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BEAUTIFUL HIPPIE by Janet Nichols Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"First-rate coming-of-age story with spot-on late-1960s period detail. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
A sheltered 15-year-old growing up in San Francisco becomes part of the 1967 Summer of Love when she falls for a free-spirited hippie who changes her life. Read full book review >

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RACING CALIFORNIA by Janet Nichols Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2012

"It's an uphill climb, one that will leave many readers stranded on the side. (Fiction. 12-16)"
For 18-year-old Evan Boroughs the chance to sign with a major cycling team comes as an incredible opportunity. Read full book review >

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ADDICTED TO HER by Janet Nichols Lynch
FICTION
Released: May 15, 2010

"Outstanding for all teens as well as an attractive subject for reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Superior writing propels this engrossing story forward as high-school junior Rafa just can't tear himself way from his no-good, gorgeous girlfriend. Read full book review >

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MESSED UP by Janet Nichols Lynch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 15, 2009

"As his teacher, Miz Trueblood, says, 'You're going to get along in this world just fine, R.D.' A memorable story of grit and survival, and helping hands along the way. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
R.D.'s life is messed up. Read full book review >

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CASEY WOOSTER'S PET CARE SERVICE by Janet Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"A couple of new characters appearing near the happy end suggest a sequel. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Casey, 11, needs money for a plane ticket to visit her mother, an impecunious would-be Hollywood actress, so she and her infuriatingly brainy stepbrother Benjamin start a pet- and plant- sitting business during summer vacation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Illustrations (portraits and photos) not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Ten biographical sketches—of a 17th-century vocal-music composer; Clara Schumann; several 20th-century figures; et al.- -chiefly interesting for their pathways to becoming composers and the obstacles they faced in getting published and performed. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A charming addition to a winning series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in the Maple & Willow series finds the sisters excited about Christmas preparations, especially getting their first real Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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MAPLE by Lori Nichols
Kirkus Star
by Lori Nichols, illustrated by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"An arboreal homage perfect for children reveling in alone time or reeling with a new sibling's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl and a tree grow up together in this sweet debut. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW TOGETHER by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Strong sibling bonds are perfectly described through spare language and artwork as lush as a forest of maple and willow trees. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maple and Willow do just about everything in sweet, sisterly symbiosis. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >

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FOWL PLAY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Amusing to the point of provoking an inquiry. Really, it's the bee's knees. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Idioms get a run for their money in this good-humored and stimulating piece of wordplay from Nichols. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW MEETS THE MAN by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A light-hearted tale of a likable kid trying to be cool and survive high school at the same time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Matthew Swanbeck takes on "The Man" in this humorous slice of high-school life. Read full book review >