Search Results: "Lynn Weingarten"


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SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Lynn Weingarten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Provides some tense moments but ultimately disappoints. (Suspense. 14-18)"
Quiet but tough June investigates the apparent suicide by fire of her wild former best friend, Delia. Read full book review >

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BAD GIRLS WITH PERFECT FACES by Lynn Weingarten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A teen love story that flits through a titillating social scene and wanders into a murky moral swamp. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A love triangle takes a turn for the dark. Read full book review >

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WHEREVER NINA LIES by Lynn Weingarten
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Sibling loyalty, quirky characters, misplaced trust and the very questionable kindness of a stranger guarantee a riveting read. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
In this gripping debut novel, a compulsive cross-country quest for her missing older sister leads 16-year-old Ellie to the terrifying truth. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"An exciting and inspirational must-read that begs a sequel. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
High-school temptresses wield magic to emancipate a lovelorn girl from her pain in this finely wrought tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2010

"Every page is a pleasure."
A sparkling collection of features by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Still, an outspoken and highly personal account of the difficult task of being a mother."
Family therapist Weingarten digs beneath society's expectations and its image of the perfect mother to examine the question of how a woman can be a parent and still retain her individual ``voice,'' speaking and evolving as the person she really is. Read full book review >

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ME & DOG by Gene Weingarten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A rare if not unwelcome agnostic rumination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The misplaced worship of man's best friend perturbs its young master. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS by Lynn Blaikie
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Rich colors and mystical details, particularly in the several wordless spreads, give the art a metaphysical air that may draw susceptible viewers, but Blaikie's writing won't make a positive impression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this Canadian import, a rhymed invocation to Raven accompanies stylized, crackle-finished batiks depicting faceless human figures (plus the occasional angel) in leggings and fringed overcoats dancing beneath stars or the Northern Lights with creatures of land and sea. Read full book review >

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HARDWORKING PUPPIES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"As an introduction to working dogs and to subtraction, this effort gets the job done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dogs who work for their living are the theme of this offering illustrated with markers and watercolors in deep, bright shades. Read full book review >

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PARTHENON by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"A bibliography at the back lends authority, but it's too bad that the author does not include brief references to his sources in the narrative itself, but rather leaves readers wondering. (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-13)"
A meticulous account of the building and subsequent ruin of one of the great monuments of the ancient world. Read full book review >

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TEN PUPPIES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"First-grade classroom teachers especially will welcome Reiser's perky puppies, who convey a basic addition lesson with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A kindly mother dog adopts ten puppies from the Puppy Rescue Center in this clever math-influenced tale from Reiser (The Lost Ball / La Pelota Perdita, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Heavily based on David McCullough's The Great Bridge, one of four items in the bibliography, this awe-inspiring study provides an excellent resource for young people. (specifications, timeline, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A goldmine of information in this lucid and elegant recounting of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, with equally resplendent paintings. Read full book review >