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)"
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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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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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IF THE SHOE FITS by Megan Mulry
ROMANCE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Both flirty and intense, and combining a luxury fashion setting with the English aristocracy, this love story will elicit many a contented sigh among romance fans."
Despite being warned against him in no uncertain terms, American luxury shoe designer Sarah James is attracted to the compelling Devon Heyworth, younger brother to a duke, and decides to pursue a short-lived affair with him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A solid account of the life and times of a family that was indeed magnificent."
In her debut, Chicago journalist McKinney, "an expert on historic Chicago families," offers an exhaustive account of four generations of madness, addiction, adultery and newspaper-publishing genius. Read full book review >

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