Search Results: "Jordan Dane"


BOOK REVIEW

INDIGO AWAKENING by Jordan Dane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Exciting if not particularly filling. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Ultrapsychic children with intense blue auras—hence the label "Indigo"—find themselves under attack from a group of fanatics. Read full book review >

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GOING UNDER by Lauren Dane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A thought-provoking, creative paranormal scenario coupled with a sexy, intelligent love story make this book an absorbing success."
When Molly Ryan is "outed" as a witch and ousted from the PR firm she built from the ground up, she takes her skills to the powerful Clan Owen, where it's Gage Garrity's job to keep her safe; but as anti-Other sentiment rises and violence escalates, Molly and Gage realize the stakes are getting higher—and passion is growing. Read full book review >

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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER READING WITH THESE MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Ah, the call of summer. A time of beaches, vacations, and good old-fashioned relaxing. For readers, summer is the start of Serious Reading Season. If you're looking for a good summer read, start with one of these science fiction and fantasy titles, which include weird western adventure, a family with psychic abilities, a creepy and surreal carnival, a shadowy ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL FALLS by Tanis Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"A modest introduction that will provoke further investigation into the exotic Venezuelan interior. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
The Jordans (Jungle Days, Jungle Nights, 1993) take a slow poke down the Carrao River in Venezuela, enroute to Angel Falls, that glorious 3,200-foot plunge that is the highest waterfall in the world. Read full book review >

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DOWN ON CASEY'S FARM by Sandra Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"At Casey's farm, the days are always summer and the light a shade of gold. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Casey's farm is in his backyard: His animal creatures are toys, a wooden box his barn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The bibliography is skimpy, with little to guide young readers to the many other fine books on the subject, but this is an excellent addition to that growing body of literature about the Civil Rights movement. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Bayard Rustin was an important figure in the Civil Rights movement, yet he remains almost unknown to young readers. Read full book review >

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AN EARLY WINTER by Marion Dane Bauer
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

A leaden, purposeful tale of a child encountering the reality of Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE GHOST by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2005

"A welcome addition to the venerable Stepping Stone series. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Liz is trying to help her grandmother prepare the family's old log house for sale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRIKE! by Larry Dane Brimner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"With an appealing design and many black-and-white photographs, this paints a vivid, detailed picture of an important labor movement and its controversial yet inspiring leader. (author's note, further reading, websites, places to visit, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A skillful, compelling account of the complicated history of César Chávez and the farm workers movement, set in the context of the social and political tensions of the times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A clean, graphically interesting design abets a well-researched, engaging narrative that contributes a more nuanced view of the period than is often seen. (author's note, further reading, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)

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A fascinating look at one of the most crucial places and periods in the civil rights movement through two polar opposites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLING MISS KITTY AND OTHER SINS by Marion Dane Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 21, 2007

Five distinctly adult stories explore coming of age in 1950s Illinois. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUNT by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"She also includes a bibliography that will lead readers to accurate information about wolves as well as fictional works that succeed far better than this one. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Runt is the name given to the smallest and last-born pup in the litter by King, his father. Read full book review >