Search Results: "Meg McKinlay"


BOOK REVIEW

BELOW by Meg McKinlay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A quietly intriguing meditation on history and truth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old girl discovers a town secret hidden under thousands of gallons of water in this earnest, thematically rich exploration of the relationship between history and truth. Read full book review >

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A SINGLE STONE by Meg McKinlay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A beautiful, sparkling gem. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In an isolated mountain village, seven girls tunnel deep into the earth in order to provide for the well-being of all. Read full book review >

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NO BEARS by Meg McKinlay
by Meg McKinlay, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Young fans of David Wiesner's Three Pigs (2001) and other metafictive romps will be properly amused. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A storyteller spins a tale of her own devising—while the pictures tell a somewhat different one. Read full book review >

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RABBIT MAGIC by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A study in leporine whimsy with lingering poignance. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A magic show turns upside down in McLaren's delightful backstage romp. Read full book review >

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PIGEON P.I. by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Further feathery cases for this duo would be just fine. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's filching the feathered folk of the city? Read full book review >

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PAPER HEARTS by Meg Wiviott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An incredible story, told with respect and love, this deserves a wide readership. Just have the tissue box handy. (glossary, historical note, bibliography) (Historical fiction/verse. 12 & up)"
The Holocaust: a time of unimaginable horror, with moments of incandescence. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Far more than just a problem novel, this book sheds light on a serious issue without ever losing sight of its craft. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A nuanced, heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying. Read full book review >

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AWAKEN by Meg Cabot
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"Though unlikely to win new fans to the trilogy, this closer offers its enthusiasts some moments to enjoy. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The third in Cabot's kinda-sorta reimagining of the Persephone myth takes the trilogy to an appropriately Sturm-und-Drang conclusion. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR by Meg Kearney
Released: April 15, 2012

"Fans of Helen Frost will admire the attention to both poetics and story. (Poetry. 14 & up)"
Before Lizzie McLane can search for her birth mother, she first needs to find herself. Read full book review >

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HOW TO ROCK BRACES AND GLASSES by Meg Haston
FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"Fun, but true geeks will notice that popularity still wins in the end. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In a morality tale with all the breeziness and exaggeration of a teen movie, an eighth-grade mean girl loses her status and becomes only slightly less mean. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Cabot's skillful use of text messaging, slang and humor strike a breezy tone that makes this a quick, easy read. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The conclusion of the Princess Diaries saga. Read full book review >

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ABANDON by Meg Cabot
Released: April 26, 2011

"Ultimately, though, the conventions of the form leach real suspense from the plot, making it feel more like a progress to the inevitable sequel (Underworld, coming in the indefinable soon) than any real reboot of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
In the current game of one-upsmanship that is the teen paranormal romance market, how does one top vampires, faeries, angels (fallen and otherwise) and the like? Read full book review >