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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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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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.

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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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WE KNOW IT WAS YOU by Maggie Thrash
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Don't just skip this, run from it. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
An elite Atlanta prep school harbors shocking and deadly secrets. Read full book review >

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ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"True history blends with traditional and fanciful folklore as fallen saints find salvation in the lyrical power of family, community, and rock-'n'-roll. (Fabulism. 14-adult)"
The line between truth and legend is obscured in the high desert of the San Luis Valley, a world of tall tales and miracles that draws literary pilgrims. Read full book review >

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QUICK STUDY by Maggie Barbieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Barbieri's third college-themed mystery has little college and less mystery. Getting Alison into scrapes and having Crawford save her bacon is the main item on the syllabus."
As a pricey new Big Apple condo development threatens to obscure current residents' view of the Hudson, a college teacher unearths dark doings at the construction site. Read full book review >

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INTIMATE WORLDS by Maggie Scarf
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, we are treated to a wonderfully absorbing journey into the lives of some memorable familiesguided by an expert who is not above putting her own family in the Beavers spectrum. (line drawings, not seen) (Author tour)"
A big book on families in Americadysfunctional and otherwiseby the always sympathetic Scarf (Intimate Partners, 1987, etc.), who has done her homework and more. Read full book review >

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RELATION EDUCATION HANDBOOK by Maggie Lane
Released: Jan. 8, 2011

"Robust, unflinching thoughts on piloting life through all the reefs and shoals, whether you cherry pick her ideas or devour them whole."
Lane's deeply spiritual relationship with God touches each of these short, essayistic considerations of life's facets, from acceptance to children to respect to self-discipline. Read full book review >

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THE RED PARTS by Maggie Nelson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"Meretricious? Maybe. But compelling."
Addicted to true-crime pulp and incisive literary memoir? Poet Nelson serves up both. Read full book review >