Search Results: "Noël Janis-Norton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"Centers on respectful communication and trust, with a broadly appealing, authoritative style accessible to anyone willing to 'be dedicated to trying new ways of doing things.'"
An insightful, optimistic guide for parents of children aged 3 to 13 from learning and behavior specialist Janis-Norton, founder of London's Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting Centre. Read full book review >

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RADIANCE by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"But for those preteens who like a mild supernatural adventure with romantic overtones, you go, ghost. (Paranormal. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Riley is dead, and she isn't particularly happy about it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Ambitious, sweeping and painstakingly delineated."
An exhaustive look at the epic sea battles that constituted the first truly world war. Read full book review >

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SHIMMER by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2011

"The backdrop of the story, a slave revolt in the West Indies, adds some historical weight, but the situation remains abstract and the characters only marginally interesting, leaving readers ultimately unengaged. (Ghost story. 9-12)"
More serious in tone than Radiance (2010), this supernatural adventure story finds perpetually 12-year-old Riley and her 14-year-old guide, Bodhi, first battling then helping Rebecca, an angry ghost child who initially seems to be evil personified. Read full book review >

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THE BONE THIEF by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"There's no magic in them bones. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can Grimsly save his hometown from a vengeance-seeking madman? Read full book review >

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BLACKLIST by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Chick lit to the max for those who want it. (Chick lit. 14-18)"
The Beautiful Idols saga continues as the competitive Hollywood teens deal with the consequences of Madison's murder. Read full book review >

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ECHO by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An intriguing story, but for confirmed romance fans only. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Far more romance than paranormal, this second installment of the Soul Seekers series finds its supernaturally endowed young couple struggling to gain enough strength to defeat their demonic foe. Read full book review >

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UNRIVALED by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Chick-lit gold. (Chick lit. 12-18)"
Three fame-hungry teens vie for a prize they can win by running nightclubs for an unprincipled mogul, while a young A-list star tries to avoid them. Read full book review >

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FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An amusing Christmas story for preteens. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Almost 13-year-old Nick thinks that the only way he can get his dream girl is by becoming famous. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"It is easy to agree with the author's own assessment."
The sometimes moving, sometimes annoying lamentations of a young novelist (Hazard and the Five Delights, 1988) who has lost his lover. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS FIN AND THE SELKIE SECRET by Janis Mackay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Readership may be limited to fans of the earlier Magnus Fin books and those enamored of under-the-sea adventures. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magnus Fin, half-human, half-selkie, is thrilled when a sea storm washes up a box sure to contain riches. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOLING OF CLAYBIRD CATTS by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"Warm and affirming, yes, though Clayton still stretches the credulity."
Owens's third about the Sims and Catts family of north Florida (Myra Sims, 1999, etc.) can too often seem a reworking of its two predecessors. Read full book review >