Search Results: "Ryan Ann Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The cover shows a smiling girl in a trench coat and a fedora, about as inappropriate an image for these brave and resourceful women as can be imagined. (bibliography, end notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Updated from a 2003 edition, this catalog of female spies is depressingly sanitized and breathless. Read full book review >

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DIG A TUNNEL by Ryan Ann Hunter
Released: March 15, 1999

"Younger fans of the wheeled vehicles that are visible here in profusion will want repeat readings. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
From the tunnels of ants to the Chunnel connecting England with France, this lively tour of constructed tunnels highlights their variety as it explores their uses and manufacture. Read full book review >

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ROBOTS SLITHER by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"It hardly seems like science, but it is, as well as a salutary reminder for younger moviegoers that real robots have better things to do than turn into red-eyed, rampaging killers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Robots these days not only slither—they roll, crawl, fly in space, and "flick their tails" to "dive as deep as whales"—not to mention work in factories, fight fires, bark, meow, and even recognize facial expressions: "Look at what these robots do—smile at them, they'll smile at you!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSS A BRIDGE by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"The text finally takes flight on the last page, reaching beyond the mechanical, with 'Bridges are for sitting, and fishing, and wishing.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young construction and transportation enthusiasts are inducted into the world of bridges with this boldly illustrated primer. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SKY by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Bold black steel and scaffolding cut the flat planes of sky-blue backgrounds, while skewed angles and details such as a light-dotted nighttime skyline add interest. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-5)"
Hunter (Cross A Bridge, p. 268) offers an accessible, often soaring first look at skyscrapers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RYAN WHITE by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Illustrated with photos. (Biography. 12+)"
Written with a producer of a TV special about Ryan White, this freewheeling account captures what endeared him to so many. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT by Carol Ann Duffy
by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"While the story might be more for adults than children, younger readers will love the exquisite images, time and again. (Picture book. 6-12)"
The United Kingdom's poet laureate offers a quiet but powerful musing on the circle of life and the arc of art, married to the precise loveliness of Ryan's papercuts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"The authors ably demonstrate that it's never too late for love."
The three women who collaborated on this book celebrate how "grown-up dating is different from dating in your twenties—in a good way!" Read full book review >

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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

The Deal:

Derek is a ...


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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Wolf by Wolf (Book 1) by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: The Darkest Timeline
Bonus Factor:
 Motorcycle Race
Ambivalence Factor: Skinshifting
Relationship Status: Don't Leave Me This Way

 

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)

The ...


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WHEN LAW IS LAWLESS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: She Says, He Says, She Says in a Race Against Time
Bonus Factors:
 Kowloon Walled City, Mulan
Relationship Status: Partners in Crime

 

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done

Maybe it's ...


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