Search Results: "Kiera Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BREAK A HEART by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Although overlong and narrowly aimed at romantically minded early-adolescent girls, this story will reward tenacious readers with a touching conclusion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After 13-year-old Mabry Collins is dropped by her heartthrob, Nick Wainwright, (her 19th straight dumping in a row), Thad Bell, a boy with his own grudge against Nick, promises to teach her how to become the yin to Nick's yang. Read full book review >

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FETCHING by Kiera Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A familiar but well-executed underdog tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In a high-concept approach to middle-school hierarchies, a group of unpopular eighth graders uses dog-training techniques to combat bullies. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF BAD IDEAS by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This middle-grade friendship book makes a fun, quick read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sometimes getting grounded is the first step to freedom, especially when you're using bad ideas to guide your path. Read full book review >

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THE ELITE by Kiera Cass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"Vapid, but at least it reads fast. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Illéa's Selection pool of potential princesses has been reduced from 35 to six (The Selection, 2012), and the competition's getting tense. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
Released: April 24, 2012

"A probably harmless, entirely forgettable series opener. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
It's a bad sign when you can figure out the elevator pitch for a novel from the get-go. Read full book review >

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THE HEIR by Kiera Cass
ROMANCE
Released: May 5, 2015

"The cliffhanger ending is merely an abrupt pause in the action—this chapter is essentially just scene-setting for the inevitable continuation(s). (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Cass' bestselling Selection trilogy is now a series, with the fourth installment picking up 20 years after The One (2014). Read full book review >

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THE ONE by Kiera Cass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers who think colloquium interruptum is an exceptionally slender premise for a 300-plus-page trilogy conclusion are right. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
The 35 Selection candidates have been whittled down to four; whom will Prince Maxon choose? Read full book review >

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TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >

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ADDIS BERNER BEAR FORGETS by Joel Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Written in spare rhythmic language, the text lends itself to being read aloud; however, a close inspection of the illustrations is absolutely necessary for full understanding and enjoyment of this subtle, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >

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YOU HAVE SEVEN MESSAGES by Stewart Lewis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Dull spots and credibility issues surrounded by good moments, realistic romance and psychological insight make this a mixed bag for teenage girls. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When 15-year-old Luna finds her dead mother's cell phone, she embarks upon a quest to learn the truth about her death and, in a larger sense, her life. Read full book review >