Search Results: "Maggie L. Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARKENING by Maggie L. Wood
CLASSICS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Although slower than the first installment this story remains entertaining; here's hoping the little goblins become recurring characters. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
This second installment of Wood's fantasy series finds Princess Willow battling goblins and various demons even as she attempted by the attentions of her sworn knight, Brand, and an enticing faery, Theon. Read full book review >

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THE OWLS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Cover Story: La Vie En Rose

BFF Charm: Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Slow Burn

Bonus Factors: Pirate Radio, Miracles, Standalone

Relationship Status: #blessed

 

Cover Story: La Vie En Rose

As far as the colors go, this is striking—the red, gold, and turquoise evoke the ...


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TAKE ME DOWN
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Cover Story: Edward Flowerhands
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Masterful
Bonus Factor: Jesse Dittley
Anti-Bonus Factor: Bridge Book
Relationship Status: For Better Or For Worse

 

Cover Story: Edward Flowerhands

I mean, come on.

The Deal:

If you haven ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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HOW THE SAUSAGE—ER, STORY—IS MADE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

Cover Story: Portrait of the Writer’s Brain in Action

The Best for Characterization:  “Ladylike” by Maggie Stiefvater

The Worst Best for Worldbuilding:  “Desert Canticle” by Tessa Gratton

The Weird Best for Illustrating How a Story Evolves: “Drowning Variations” by Brenna ...


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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR THIS OCTOBER
by Leila Roy

New month, new books! This month, there are so very many that I want to read that I’m going to list my five MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED titles at the top, and then quick notes on Everything Else. (And there is a Quite A Lot of Everything Else.)

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sánchez

I’ve been ...


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UPCOMING SCIFI AND FANTASY FILMS TAKE A PAGE FROM BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Over the years, Filmmakers have increasingly turned to the pages of books to find their Next Big Hit, and they're not coming up empty handed. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction and fantasy books that have attracted Hollywood's attention enough to purchase filming rights and will hopefully be making their way to film.

The Wizards ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BUG DETECTIVE by Maggie Li
by Maggie Li, illustrated by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For readers who can get beyond the use of the generic 'bug,' this could be an engaging invitation to explore the world of small creatures. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Curious facts about familiar invertebrates are packaged with a magnifying glass for extended observations. Read full book review >

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PAISLEY by Maggie Smith
by Maggie Smith, illustrated by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"However, humor aside, Smith's tale of true bliss discovered and dreams achieved sends a heart-warming message that younger readers can treasure. (Picture book.5-8)"
Smith's hilarious tale recounts the misadventures of a stuffed elephant's search to discover his "Perfect Match." Read full book review >

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MY BLUE BUNNY, BUBBIT by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"New older siblings won't be blue for long thanks to this sweet, if special, offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Part special-stuffed-animal tale, part new-baby story, part craft extravaganza, this picture book has a little something for everyone, so long as that "everyone" enjoys sewing narratives. Read full book review >

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ONE NAKED BABY by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"A great addition to any collection. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A day's activities negate the result of a toddler's morning bath in this delightful counting adventure. Read full book review >