Search Results: "Jenna McCarthy"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Uneven but candid account of how the grass is not always greener in someone else's marriage."
McCarthy (The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties, 2008, etc.) wakes up to find she's married to Prince Charming and the Beast all rolled into one. Read full book review >

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LOLA KNOWS A LOT by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"By the end, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that Lola's learned the most important thing of all: she's 'ready to learn all the things I still don't know.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl starting school for the first time already knows a lot of things, but her big sister's got her worried others will know more. Read full book review >

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POPPY LOUISE IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Budding daredevils just may learn Poppy's lesson right alongside her. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fearless young girl thinks she can conquer anything, until one moment leaves her quaking. 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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THE AUGUST 5 by Jenna Helland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A story about a revolution should be exciting—this one is not. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The daughter of a rebel leader and the son of a powerful feudal politician evaluate their potential roles in a revolution. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Only for fans of the first book. (Dystopian adventure. 14-18)"
Histrionic characters overpower the action in this dystopian-political-thriller sequel to Replica (2013). Read full book review >

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BLACKWATCH by Jenna Burtenshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Fans of Shadowcry (2011) will find the plot improvements satisfying. (Fantasy. 10-15) "
Amid the backlash from the events of Shadowcry (2011), Kate Winters' and Silas Dane's destinies again become intertwined. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTION by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Most of the loose ends seem to be wrapped up; here's hoping Black is done with this world. (Dystopian adventure. 14-18)"
The stakes are high in the third volume of the series begun with Replica (2013).Read full book review >

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SHADOWCRY by Jenna Burtenshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Mediocre, but flashes of inspiration indicate Burtenshaw's potential, as yet untapped. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This lackluster debut combines familiar elements into a tale neither rare nor wonderful, despite some acclaim in its native Britain. Read full book review >

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DRINKING TO DISTRACTION by Jenna Hollenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"A sensitive, thoughtful account of the everyday consequences of alcohol dependence."
A debut memoir of alcoholism without any drunken escapades. Read full book review >

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THE STORMCHASERS by Jenna Blum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2010

"A strong second novel from bestseller Blum (Those Who Save Us, 2004, etc.)."
A somber, effective portrait of twins—of the strength they gain and the harm they do to one another. Read full book review >