Search Results: "Leah Janeczko"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG-LOST MAP by Pierdomenico Baccalario
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"By the end, Oblivia's on the verge of total triumph; let's hope for better news in the next episode. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The Bad Guys come on strong in this sequel to The Door to Time (Jan. 2006), as young Jason and Rick race malign adult rival Oblivia Newton through the ancient city of Punt to solve clues leading to a mysterious map hidden in a labyrinthine library. Read full book review >

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RING OF FIRE by Pierdomenico Baccalario
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Give this book to Horowitz readers and fans of Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and prepare for another onslaught of readers. (Adventure. 11-14)"
When four 12-year-olds, all born on February 29th, meet by coincidence in an Italian hotel, readers should expect mayhem to ensue—and they won't be disappointed. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Message to the publisher: Bring on the next volume soon. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
In this sequel, the four children from the first book meet again in New York, two months after their Roman adventures (Ring of Fire, 2009). Read full book review >

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CITY OF WIND by Pierdomenico Baccalario
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Clever writing and a pell-mell plot will win over readers new to the series and satisfy its fans (Adventure. 12 & up)"
This third installment in this four-book teen thriller series continues the adventures of a multicultural group of teens in the mysterious mission that they know is important to Earth's survival, this time in Paris. Read full book review >

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DEATH MARKED by Leah Cypess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 3, 2015

"Somber and disquieting but alight with flickers of hope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A sorceress without magic navigates lies, treachery and despair in this thoughtful conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Death Sworn (2014).Read full book review >

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AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES by Leah Bobet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"War, community, long-festering anger, and forgiveness—all thoughtfully and deliberately conveyed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
When a supernatural war reaches her farm, Hallie fights to defend her land while struggling with familial estrangement. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2012

"While readers who long for concrete answers may be frustrated, those willing to go along with this captivating exploration of both individual and collective identity will find themselves pondering its implications long after the last page. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a world where "Sick's the same as Freak Above," only below is Safe. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

In an entry in the Constitution series, this tedious, though up-to-date, discussion covers the history of the First Amendment, the rights it guarantees, and how it works (or is supposed to work): to limit government more than it does the individual. Read full book review >

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BODY OF A GIRL by Leah Stewart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2000

"An unsparing portrait of a woman who drinks too much, pushes too hard, and whose choices are frequently easy to disapprove of. But with this taut, tense thriller Stewart debuts auspiciously."
A young reporter investigates both a murder and herself in this no-holds-barred thriller debut. Read full book review >

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HOME ON THE RANGE by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A good collection, with an unfeigned, cumulative effect that leaves readers with a real sense of a disappearing way of life. (Picture book/poetry. 8-10)"
A timeless portrait of cowboy (and cowgirl) life emerges from 20 illustrated poems. Read full book review >

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PRISONER 88 by Leah Pileggi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Young readers, including reluctant ones, will be rooting for Jake. (archival photograph, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A surprisingly affecting portrait of a 10-year-old boy in 1885 who is sentenced to five years for manslaughter and sent to the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A well-written litigation case history involving free-speech rights for students is the newest title in the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series. Read full book review >