Search Results: "Mary McKenna Siddals"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIVERY SHADES OF HALLOWEEN by Mary McKenna Siddals
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A bright new addition to the Halloween shelves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyone who thought the colors of Halloween were limited to orange and black is obviously mistaken. Read full book review >

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MILLIONS OF SNOWFLAKES by Mary McKenna Siddals
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A sparkling salute to the frosty season. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Siddals (Tell Me a Season, 1997) again looks to nature for inspiration in her tale of seasonal delight. Read full book review >

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BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN by Mary McKenna Siddals
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A sweet book for any place with small children in it. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Four children of diverse ethnicity—and one small dog—cavort through the seasons, backgrounded by rhythmic verses and a simple refrain. Read full book review >

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TELL ME A SEASON by Mary McKenna Siddals
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 1997

"The characteristic flat perspective, clean lines, and pleasing colors that mark Mathers's work add up to soothing effect, and the pages will be smudged by the enthusiastic pointing of little fingers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Colors define the four seasons in this compact look at nature's annual cycle. Read full book review >

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COMPOST STEW by Mary McKenna Siddals
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"Consider this recipe an ideal, accessible title to expand composting information for budding environmentalists. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A rollicking, rhyming alphabetical recipe for making successful compost. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"A meticulously researched, frightening report on a deadly pathogen."
A gripping account of one of the most devastating infectious agents on the planet. Read full book review >

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THE MISREMEMBERED MAN by Christina McKenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Amiable and competent, but Oliver Twist it is not."
The first novel by Irish memoirist McKenna (My Mother Wore a Yellow Dress, 2004, etc.) is the story of two 40-ish lonely hearts in County Derry in 1974 who meet through a personals ad. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"The children have funny, typical school quarrels; as a writer of light fare, McKenna again weighs in with a real look at real kids. (Fiction. 8-10)"
After years of growing up with Collette Murphy, readers are thrust back in time to see what Sacred Heart Elementary is like from the perspective of one of her two best friends. Read full book review >

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FOURTH GRADE IS A JINX by Colleen O’Shaughnessy McKenna
Released: April 1, 1989

An unlikely, unlikable story about a fourth grader who is horrified at the prospect of her mother substituting in her class at Sacred Heart Elementary while the teacher recuperates from a broken leg. Read full book review >

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Rogue by Susan McKenna
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 20, 2016

"A nuanced account of one woman's harrowing and insightful experiences while confronting a dreaded diagnosis."
Debut author McKenna offers a memoir detailing her battle with breast cancer. Read full book review >

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TRUE HALLUCINATIONS by Terence McKenna
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Here's one man who proudly—even passionately—inhaled."
Readers of Food of the Gods (1992) will recall McKenna's diverting claim that the ingestion in ancient times of hallucinogenic mushrooms spurred human consciousness into wakefulness and sophistication. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Alternately thought-provoking and dull but certainly from the author's heart."
Prolific writer and prodigious traveler McKenna (Breaking the Word: Reflections for Lectionary Readings Cycle B, 2012, etc.) reimagines the Gospels for the 21st century. Read full book review >