Search Results: "Jenna Bush"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REPLICA by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"Likely to be gobbled up by fans of the genre, but it won't win new ones. (Dystopian adventure. 14 & up)"
A paint-by-numbers dystopia neither offends nor thrills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWSPELL by Jenna Black
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"There's plenty of setup for the next volume in this steamy urban-fairyland series. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Since Dana entered Avalon from the mortal realm in Glimmerglass (2010), she's been a virtual prisoner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT MAGIC  by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A disappointing follow-up to a promising first chapter. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The city of Philadelphia continues to turn wild after dark in this sequel to Nightstruck (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOSE TO THE WIND by Jenna Holst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2006

"A superficial story about second chances, bolstered by the optimistic ending and the vivid details about South Africa's landscape and culture."
A woman copes with her husband's unexpected death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RULES OF HALF by Jenna Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A highly strung novel that's strengthened by its attention to how people forgive and connect."
In Patrick's debut novel, a teenager seeks out her father, who has bipolar disorder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSEBOAT WARS by Charles Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The attorney protagonist getting caught up in more melodrama than lawyering makes for an unusual but convincing tale."
In this thriller, a houseboat community's legal case against developers in 1977 California culminates in murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINUS TIME by Catherine Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A slightly surreal collage of often remarkable images and sensitively drawn characters that doesn't quite cohere—but that Bush is a talent to watch is without doubt."
Patchy yet captivating first novel about familial fractures- -with an unusual conceit. Read full book review >