Search Results: "Lana Krumwiede"


BOOK REVIEW

TRUE SON by Lana Krumwiede
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"It would behoove those new to the series to begin with the first book, but those anticipating the conclusion of the trilogy will not be disappointed by the ever-so-slightly-tidy ending. (Dystopian adventure. 10-14)"
The third and final installment in the dystopian Psi Chronicles. Read full book review >

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FREAKLING by Lana Krumwiede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Ultimately unsatisfying. (Dystopian adventure. 10-14)"
The power of psi, or the ability to control objects with thought, is kept in check by one's conscience. So, when 12-year-old Taemon's brother Yens, a boy with far more drive than self-control, is named True Son—a prophesied Messiah-like figure—Taemon is forced to decide how far he is willing to go to protect those he loves. Read full book review >

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JUST ITZY by Lana Krumwiede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Spidery good fun with a can-do message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This book that combines nursery rhymes and folk songs about spiders with a first-day-of-school story about not giving up offers a little something for everyone. Read full book review >

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WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popovic
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Those looking for fantasy with diversity may find themselves bewitched. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Reminiscent of Practical Magic, this sensory-rich debut and series opener highlights the mysteries of life, death, and love for modern twin witches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Great Prince of the South by Lana Prada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2016

"A complex civil war saga that may appeal to Egyptian history buffs."
A troublesome prince rises to unite a kingdom in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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Relaxing Doodles by Lana Sajaja
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Visually engaging images for the coloring hobbyist.
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Adults seeking an engaging but low-key artistic outlet will find it in this winsome debut coloring book. Read full book review >

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SLOW DANCING ON DINOSAUR BONES by Lana Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Some fine moments but an overdone genre—burned green tomatoes."
A debut southern gothic loaded with all the requisite ingredients: bootleggers, banjo-pickers, evil strip-miners, and a couple of durn good-lookin' gals. Read full book review >

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WHOSE EARS ARE WHOSE? by Lana Jordan
Released: July 24, 2008

"Young preschoolers won't mind this fun story's occasional imperfections."
A rhyming picture book whimsically portrays stuffed animals separated from and reunited with a key body part. Read full book review >

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WILLOW'S SMILE by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Not much to smile about. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With Picture Day looming, a girl worries because she can't smile at will. Read full book review >

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WILLOW FINDS A WAY by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There is meanness and bullying at every level in schools, and it needs to be addressed in stories as well as in real life, but they must be honest stories in which the lesson does not outweigh the tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shy Willow stands up to a mean girl in her primary-grade classroom. Read full book review >

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WILLOW’S WHISPERS by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A victory for any reader who struggles to be heard, even metaphorically. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What first seems to be a narrow lesson becomes cheerful inspiration, even for readers who don't share this specific quandary. Read full book review >