Search Results: "Joanne Dahme"


BOOK REVIEW

CONTAGION by Joanne Dahme
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A gripping read with a feisty heroine, despite the wordy text, often purple prose and heavy focus on water treatment. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
A spirited young woman encounters murder and deception as Philadelphia battles deadly typhoid in 1895. Read full book review >

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CREEPERS by Joanne Dahme
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A creepy but grounded caper. (Horror. 12-14)"
In this brooding debut teen chiller, 13-year-old Courtney "never had believed in wicked witches, invisible ghosts, or haunted ivy," but everything changes when she and her parents move into an 18th-century stone house adjacent a Puritan cemetery in Murmur, Mass. Read full book review >

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THE PLAGUE by Joanne Dahme
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Despite the contrived ending that finds Nell a prisoner in the Tower of London, Dahme successfully blurs fact and fiction to capture the pervasive horror that infected life during the plague. (Historical fantasy. 12-15)"
An orphan becomes an innocent pawn in a dangerous political plot that carries her from London to Bordeaux while the Black Death cuts a swath through 14th-century Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

Young readers lucky enough to encounter both this book and Mordecai Gerstein's What Charlie Heard (2002) may never again hear the sounds of the world around them in quite the same way—they may be listening for music. Read full book review >

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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

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MIGRATION NATION by Joanne O'Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Budding biologists who have taken first steps with the likes of Marianne Bertes' Going Home: The Mysteries of Animal Migration, illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio (2010), will find themselves drawn further down that road. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
O'Sullivan invites readers to join North American animals who regularly take to the "Herptile Highway," the "Polar Bear Parkway," "Bison Boulevard," or "Salmon Street." Read full book review >

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THE FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another emotionally satisfying outing from Rocklin; hanky recommended. (Fiction. 8-12)"
All cats have nine lives, especially those with 26 toes, right? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE WING by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"As a stand-alone novel this works well, but is even more effective when paired with the companion work. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This companion work to Mahalia (2004) presents the story of infant Mahalia's mother, where its predecessor chronicled her father's struggles with teen parenthood. Read full book review >

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MAHALIA by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: April 8, 2003

"A refreshingly honest addition to the lean offerings depicting teen dads. (Fiction. YA)"
In this Australian take on a teen-Dad-raising-a-baby story, newcomer Horniman offers readers a more literary and more emotional recounting than Margaret Bechard's Hanging on to Max (2002). Read full book review >