Search Results: "Penny Warner"


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THE SECRET OF THE SKELETON KEY by Penny Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"This intriguing tale has vivid characters and such a tantalizing cliffhanger that the readers won't be able to resist cracking the next Code Busters. (code keys and solutions) (Mystery. 8-12)"
This first of a series delivers a splendid story of four youths on a code-breaking spree. Read full book review >

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SILENCE IS GOLDEN by Penny Warner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Legally perky Connor (Blind Side, 2001, etc.) continues to appeal despite criminally porous plotting."
There's gold in them thar hills again, but only trace amounts in this sixth Connor Westphal mystery. Read full book review >

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BLIND SIDE by Penny Warner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Connie's lively and plucky, but when it comes down to hard-core sleuthing, she clearly hasn't a clue."
The citizens of Calaveras County, California, are ready to hold their annual "Jumping Frog Jubilee," a tradition begun 144 years ago by that celebrated expert on things amphibian, Mark Twain. Read full book review >

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WARNER BROS by David Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An entertaining, well-documented history of the legendary studio for film scholars and fans alike."
The colorful history of the renowned Warner Bros. film studio and the brothers who founded it in the early 1920s. Read full book review >

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CRAZY-PENNY by Ricky Taillefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"A quirky but barely comprehensible novel."
Taillefer tells the story of man whose lucky coin starts to talk in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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HENNY PENNY by Vivian French
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"A welcome addition to the fairy-tale genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The traditional tale gets a new—and happier—ending in this clever retelling. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER MARBLE by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Another gem. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Whose marble is it? Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER DOLL by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A doll of a beginning reader. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Following Penny and Her Song (2012), Henkes delivers an even stronger slice of anthropomorphic mouse life for beginning readers. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER SONG by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming, child-friendly take on the ever-popular new-baby theme. (Early reader. 3-8)"
Penny sings a joyful song that resonates in her happy mouse family. Read full book review >

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MEASURING PENNY by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers will be inspired to measure their own pets; it will be up to their pets, of course, to cooperate. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A terrific pedagogical idea from Leedy (Mission: Addition, 1997, etc.) that offers instruction and no small dose of delight. Read full book review >