Search Results: "Jenna Bush Hager"


BOOK REVIEW

SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"An enjoyably nostalgic scrapbook stocked full of memories from twins born into a political dynasty."
Fraternal twins and philanthropists Jenna (Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope, 2007) and Barbara fondly portray the peaks and valleys of life carrying the Bush surname. Read full book review >

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OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD by Laura Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Produced to celebrate the National Park Service's upcoming centenary, a breezy invitation to prospective travelers to 'get out there!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A family road trip through several national parks transforms young Jane's feelings about missing out on a summer of online fun with her friends. Read full book review >

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READ ALL ABOUT IT! by Laura Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of this book go to Teach for America and The New Teacher Project; perhaps those nurtured by these organizations can work on effectively converting reluctant readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The nation's First Librarian and her daughter team up to present a well-meaning salute to the pleasures of reading. Read full book review >

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THOSE WHO SAVE US by Jenna Blum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"An ambitious but flawed first outing."
An emotionally estranged mother and daughter are reconciled when the daughter learns the truth about her German mother's actions in WWII. Read full book review >

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MASKED DANCERS by Jean Hager
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 1998

"Hager fans will love it."
Police Chief Mitch Bushyhead of Buckskin, Oklahoma (The Fire-Carrier, etc.), faces a challenging puzzle in his sleepy bailiwick when, during a rainstorm, his daughter Emily and two friends seek shelter in a cave and discover the body of Wildlife warden Arnett Walsh, shot to death. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. Read full book review >

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JAMES IN THE HOUSE OF AUNT PRUDENCE by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A promising debut, with engagingly offbeat, childlike humor and a sure hand with the lively art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young guest in the home of an elderly relative, wreaking havoc that's actually caused by animals that come alive from her precious artifacts, isn't new; still, Bush develops the idea imaginatively, with energetic drafting and a comic spirit that pleasantly recall the art of David Small. Read full book review >

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THREE AT SEA by Timothy Bush
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 10, 1994

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Three rough-and-ready little boys are sporting on an inner tube when it drifts out to sea. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"In this conclusion, coarseness is used as a substitute for realism, despair as a substitute for character growth: skip. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 15-17)"
The Blood of the Lamb trilogy concludes. Read full book review >

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WINTERVEIL by Jenna Burtenshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Readers passionate about the series might like it, but those on the fence about continuing should pass. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
In this trilogy conclusion, the veil between life and death is so weak ghosts walk the streets, and only the heroes can stop it from falling away completely. Read full book review >

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SIRENSONG by Jenna Black
FANTASY
Released: July 5, 2011

"A previously passive heroine begins to see her capacity for becoming a powerbroker. (Paranormal romance. 13-15)"
At last, Dana meets a Fae boy who doesn't want to sleep with her in this third in the Faeriewalker series, which began with Glimmerglass (2010). Read full book review >