Search Results: "John Stephens"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK RECKONING by John Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"This fantasy trilogy closes with both satisfying finality and the realistic, requisite heartbreak that comes with saying goodbye. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Kids grow up so quickly these days—at least they do when they are prophetically linked to magical relics. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE CHRONICLE by John Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Irreverent humor and swashbuckling adventure collide in a fetching fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Time travel, an Arctic ice shelf and frivolous elves converge in this second installment of The Books of Beginning. Read full book review >

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THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"The only gripe readers might initially have is with its length, but by the end, they'll immediately wish it was longer. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Since being inexplicably plucked from their parents' home, three children—Kate, Michael and Emma, who all ferociously resist the label "orphan"—have trickled through a long line of decent to atrocious orphanages. Read full book review >

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FLEABAG by Helen Stephens
ANIMALS
Released: July 20, 2010

"Just dazzling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two kindred souls find friendship and home in this heartwarming tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD by Martha Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"Like a delightful optical illusion: the more time you spend with it, the more you see and understand."
Although it might seem an oxymoron, this original novel has well-organized stream-of-consciousness narration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND NEWS by Mitchell Stephens
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like the news itself, an analysis that must be read with a critical eye."
A professor makes what will seem to some a radical suggestion to disconnect journalism from news, but he belabors the obvious in making the argument and offers little suggestion for a business model that might support his vision of journalism's future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AHOYTY-TOYTY by Helen Stephens
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2004

"Those grappling with similar situations will appreciate this tale's satisfying conclusion. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two pampered pups learn a lesson about friendship is this sweet and simple story. Read full book review >

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BLUE HORSE by Helen Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This warmly reassuring tale is ideal to share with hesitant little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tender-hearted tale about overcoming the pangs of social anxiety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIRIDEAN by Joy Stephens
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"A sumptuous, entrancing debut."
In this romantic YA debut, princess Aishling Morrighan Delaney must survive her teenage years and a horde of evil faeries that want her family destroyed. Read full book review >