Search Results: "Megan Hustad"


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MORE THAN CONQUERORS by Megan Hustad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Some tediously detailed sections and an impressionistic structure weaken the overall impact of Hustad's memoir."
A daughter of evangelical missionaries reflects on the complexities of faith. Read full book review >

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SHOW DOG by Megan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Ed and the Hubbles will delight young readers, particularly 'Henry and Mudge' fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What makes a dog a Champion? Read full book review >

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3 PANDAS PLANTING by Megan Halsey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The serious message is delivered with an admirably light touch; and it's a good counting book, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title says it all: from ``12 crocodiles...carpooling'' (unequally divided among three cars for extra arithmetic practice) to ``2 whales...watching for polluters'' and ``1 elephant...enjoying the earth,'' sensible suggestions for protecting the environment are dramatized in humorous spreads featuring animal characters—tigers turning off faucets, turtles taking cans home from the beach, rhinos using rechargeable batteries. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND BOO by Megan  Brewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Little ones will enjoy shouting 'BOO' along with Henry's new friend even if adults, much like Henry, may grow weary of the conceit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Henry didn't know where BOO had come from. He simply arrived one day." Read full book review >

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GROUNDED by Megan Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Readers will be eager for more episodes of the intrepid team of Rapunzel and Jack. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
"Stop calling her that witch. She's Witch," Rapunzel insists; she enjoys her easy life in a tower—and Witch's frequent, apparently loving, visits—until Jack Beanstalker tricks Rapunzel into leaving. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jessica's take on junior high may be superficial, but she brings readers on a funny ride, even if many—perhaps even most—of her problems are not resolved by the end, setting up the next in the series, as expected. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Starting with Sloppy Firsts (2001), McCafferty explored the later teen and early 20s years of angst-ridden Jessica Darling in a five-book series. In this start to a new series, Jessica comes back for younger readers as an angst-ridden (of course) seventh-grader. Read full book review >

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THUMPED by Megan McCafferty
Released: April 24, 2012

"A sparkling, imaginative romp that is nevertheless plenty provocative. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This breezy and intriguing near-time dystopia concludes with the much-anticipated birth that was bought and paid for in the first installment, Bumped (2011). Read full book review >

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GIVE UP THE GHOST by Megan Crewe
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Crewe's first effort will make readers wonder what else she's got up her sleeve. (Paranormal. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Cass McKenna has been an outcast since junior high, and she's just fine with that, thanks. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF TRUTH & BEAUTY by Megan Frazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 7, 2009

"The clean, mellow prose does better with setting and interpersonal relationships than on its attempted principles. (Fiction. YA)"
Pain and sweetness mingle in this enjoyable coming-of-age tale with a wonderful sense of place but muddled ideology. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An excellent debut. (Fiction. 11-15)"
From the author of a number of beautifully written picture books (The Potato Man, 1991), a first novel about a seventh- grader trying to deal with her father's depression. Read full book review >

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VANITY FARE by Megan Caldwell
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"Caldwell's light intrigues and bevy of supporting characters cast an old-fashioned spell on her modern Brooklyn romance."
Can a 40-year-old divorced mom find happiness with a rich, dashing pastry chef? Surprisingly not, in this pleasing debut of single parenthood, temp jobs and literary desserts. Read full book review >

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QUEENPIN by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"Abbott (The Song is You, 2007, etc.) produces another stunning hardboiled heroine."
A young woman's brutal education in the Las Vegas syndicate includes learning how to play, and betray, her ice-queen boss. Read full book review >