Search Results: "Ryan Elizabeth Peete"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Ultimately, what readers take away from this solid book is the abiding sense of love that bonds and binds the twins to each other as they tell their multifaceted truths about living with this little-understood condition. (resources) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sometimes it takes a family to tell a story. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER CHARLIE by Holly Robinson Peete
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A seldom-seen perspective on autism delivered concisely and with empathy. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Mother and daughter co-authors write about the experience of having an autistic child in the family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ABCS OF THOMAS MERTON by Gregory  Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Not the best introduction to either Merton or the monastic life. (biographical note, note to parents and teachers, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Readers are given a cursory look at an important Roman Catholic priest, monk, and writer whose life was governed by prayer, a love of nature, and strong beliefs in peace and nonviolence. Read full book review >

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ALIAS by Mary Elizabeth Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

A tedious tale of a teenager who finds out that his 40-something mother has been a fugitive since the era of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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BELLA UP, UP, AND AWAY by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A delightful nautical and aerial feline caper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her new pal accidentally drifts out to sea, a spunky cat attempts a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

It's where on the sandlot you, as a kid, first essayed the national pastime that determines your lot in life, according to the comic proponents of the Ryan Theory of Adolescent Development in American Males. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARISMA by Jeanne Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"A sympathetic protagonist combines with intriguing medical possibility for a solid thriller. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A shy girl grabs an opportunity to change her personality with an illegal genetic transformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE by Carrie Ryan
Released: June 2, 2015

"Despite an often implausible plot, this romantic revenge thriller will keep readers turning pages in a state of breathless suspense. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Frances Mace, 14, one of three survivors rescued after the Persephone sinks—is shocked when the other two tell a starkly different tale of the luxury yacht's demise. Read full book review >

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WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"For those who stay in it through the finish, there is a promise of more to come; here's hoping it's better balanced. (Historical fiction/fantasy. 12-16)"
Mixing fantasy elements into an alternative, what-if-Hitler-won historical setting, Graudin delivers a wildly oscillating tale. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Paranormal romance fans will come away with a heroine they can both root and care for. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A paranormal romance that's notable for its Fae protagonist's honest examination of what loving a mortal will cost her. Read full book review >