Search Results: "Joanne Horniman"


BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT A GIRL by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Lyrical, subtle and lovely, but perhaps more tragic than is really necessary. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In evocative, crafted language, this Australian import chronicles a poignant first romance between two older teen girls. Read full book review >

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A CHARM OF POWERFUL TROUBLE by Joanne Horniman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2005

"Atmospheric and exotic, but doesn't add up to more than a series of pretty set pieces."
Australian Horniman's second novel to appear here (after Mahalia, 2003) feels like a tender first: a lushly emotive, coming-of-age saga about a lesbian girl and her enigmatic half-sister. Read full book review >

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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 >

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123 NYC by Joanne Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Locations for each picture are specified in the endnotes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dugan revisits the streets and skyscrapers of New York City for this follow-up photo essay to ABC/NYC (2005), pairing color shots of painted or sculpted numbers from one to 20, with black-and-white views of clocks, children, wheels, architectural details, bagels, bridges and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER WALKER by Joanne Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An important topic is treated with grace, love, and a smidgen of humor in this delightful, necessary book. (informational note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book that tells the story of the Mother Earth Water Walkers, a group that walks to bring awareness to the importance of clean water. Read full book review >

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SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Droll middle school drama. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A lively preteen develops the "superpsychic" ability to converse with the dead, complicating her seventh-grade life in this lighthearted debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Fully realized characters and setting definitely make this one morning on Orange Street amazing. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Does the arrival of a mysterious man in a green car presage a miracle on Orange Street? Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"11 atmosphere. (bibliography, notes) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Looking back to a shameful but characteristic chapter in this country's history, Oppenheim wraps an angry account of the U.S. West Coast Japanese-American population's forced removal in the panic following Pearl Harbor around a heartfelt tribute to Clara Breed, a San Diego children's librarian who kept in touch with several of her evacuated young "regulars" and became an advocate for their release. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A challenging, though somewhat hyperbolic, study."
paper 0-15-600592-1 A blazing diatribe against the media for its pernicious long-term effects on children's minds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Training Effects by Joanne Blackerby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014

"An evocative, compelling account of childhood trauma and the strength of a mind-body connection."
In this debut memoir, a personal trainer shares how fitness helps in handling life's challenges, including her own. Read full book review >