Search Results: "Megan Thomason"


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DAYNIGHT by Megan Thomason
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story balanced by emotion."
A sci-fi adventure with a sweet YA love story at its center. Read full book review >

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MEGAN MEADE’S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS by Kate Brian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, fans of books like Alex Bradley's 24 Girls in 7 Days (p. 117) will enjoy the escapism—if they can overlook the rather formulaic characterization. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old army brat Megan is sent to live with the McGowans when her parents are transferred overseas. Read full book review >

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MOONRUNNER by Mark Thomason
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Horse lovers will gulp this down, but for most the ride will be a walk instead of a gallop. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the 1890s, and Casey and his family have just moved to the Australian outback from Montana. Read full book review >

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12.21 by Dustin Thomason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A winning book."
Thomason (The Rule of Four, 2004) delivers a fast-moving tale that weaves ancient Mayan predictions of the end of the world with modern science. Read full book review >

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THE RULE OF FOUR by Ian Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"Scholarship as romance: intricate, erudite, and intensely pleasurable."
A Renaissance mystery rattles the lives of four Princeton roommates—in an astonishingly good debut by a young team of writers who have put their expensive educations to much better use than classmates who keep screwing up governments. Read full book review >

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No Toys for Girls and Boys by Rose Thomason
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A good selection for homes in need of a little more giving spirit at Christmastime."
An elf learns the joy of giving in this sweet—but not saccharine—Christmas story by debut author Thomason. Read full book review >

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LIBERATING PARIS by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"More script than novel."
The TV writer and producer, not to mention famous F.O.B. (Friend of Bill), debuts with the chronicle of one eventful year in a small town where a few high-school friends are still close. 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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GETTING OFF ON FRANK SINATRA by Megan  Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Despite an ill-timed and easily guessed solution, Copper's debut has enough pizzazz to make readers want to try just one more roll of the dice."
A would-be reporter probes a socialite's death. 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 >