Search Results: "Maggie Twohill"


BOOK REVIEW

VALENTINE FRANKENSTEIN by Maggie Twohill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"For an easily read valentine story with similar circumstances but more interesting characters and a more substantial story, try Barbara Cohen's 213 Valentines (p. 1008). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Amanda is Walter's only friend; she knows he dreads Valentine's Day, when he'll be publicly humiliated as the least popular fifth grader, so she stuffs the class Valentine box with 50 cards, all addressed to Walter in different handwritings. Read full book review >

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SUPERBOWL UPSET by Maggie Twohill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 1991

"Still, a moderately amusing, easily read example of its genre. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fifth-grade classmates Ginger Bidwell and Lucas Ridley, both avid sports fans, were rivals long before they became unwilling step-siblings four months ago — but their happy parents are unfailingly patient, even through most of the disasters. Read full book review >

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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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CHOCOLATE MOOSE by Maggie Kneen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"The sweet message of friendship and sugary illustrations cannot overcome the book's basic illogic. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A chocoholic moose misreads "mouse" on a help-wanted sign and ends up working at Mrs. Mouse's bakery. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU'RE NOT LOOKING by Maggie Kneen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The soft pictures have appeal. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young imaginations are tempted in this counting book that invites readers to invent stories to go along with illustrations and captions, sort of a version of Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984), with its sinister quality counterbalanced by greeting-card pretty double-page spreads. Read full book review >

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AND I HAVE YOU by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Very sweet but not particularly fresh. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A celebration of the mother-child bond. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >