Search Results: "Lissa Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NIKE IS A GODDESS by Lissa Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Even with its shortcomings, this collection serves well as a reminder of how brief a time it has been since only 'tomboys' developed muscles, sweated, and played to win."
Calling on female sportswriters from Sports Illustrated, the Miami Herald, the New York Times, and other publications, Smith has assembled a motley collection of 13 essays, each sketching the development of a particular women's sport. Read full book review >

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ENDERS by Lissa Price
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"It's not as intense as Starters, but it offers some answers and a solid conclusion that will repay readers. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Teenagers with microchips that enable people to borrow their bodies evade those who would use them. Read full book review >

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STARTERS by Lissa Price
Released: March 13, 2012

"Constantly rising stakes keep this debut intense. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a future in which the elderly hold all of the power, the only things left for them to take are the bodies of the young. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WED WABBIT by Lissa Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Delightful. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In 36 hours, Fidge, a 10-year-old white English girl, her widowed mother, and her little sister, 4-year-old Minnie, are going on holiday. There's so much to do: packing and running to the shops for supplies, including flippers for Fidge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fans of Shel Silverstein will find themselves on familiar ground here, both verbally and visually—even readers with short attention spans or an aversion to poetry will happily chuck this down like the bonbon it is. (Poetry. 7-10)"
This mother-daughter collaboration pairs 14 verses of four lines each to comically serious illustrations originally drawn on paper plates. Read full book review >

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A COLD DAY IN HELL  by Lissa Marie Redmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"The first in a planned series by Redmond, a retired police detective, is an excellent police procedural combined with a psychological thriller."
A detective's complicated past catches up with her when she investigates a murder. Read full book review >

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CORA AND THE ELEPHANTS by Lissa Rovetch
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Cozy pen and watercolor illustrations enliven this sweet tale, one that encourages curiosity, adventure, and the plumbing of one's feelings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cora is a young girl happily living with an elephant family in Africa. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A vastly engaging, must-read mystery infused with the perfect touch of captivating conjuration—er, magic. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Wacky, funny and ever so mysterious, this clever tale hits the ground running and never lets up. Read full book review >