Search Results: "Ryan Sias"


BOOK REVIEW

SNIFF! SNIFF! by Ryan Sias
by Ryan Sias, illustrated by Ryan Sias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Young readers will sniff their ways to this one again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little brown puppy follows his nose and has an aroma-filled day. Read full book review >

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ZOE AND ROBOT by Ryan Sias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Darling. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A precocious girl teaches her robot friend the art of imagination. Read full book review >

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MEET WOOF AND QUACK by Jamie A. Swenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Woof and Quack may not be quite ready to replace Elephant and Piggie, but they are just as much fun. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Beginning readers may not know about stereotypes. They just know that Woof and Quack like to play fetch. Read full book review >

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BELLA LOST AND FOUND by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Well-designed visuals hold up a somewhat flat story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An indoor kitty goes out to sea by mistake. Read full book review >

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WILFRED by Ryan Higgins
by Ryan Higgins, illustrated by Ryan Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"Other, stronger picture books about friendship abound. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wilfred is big. Wilfred is hairy. Wilfred is lonesome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Dim and dismal. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13, adult)"
Cut-paper silhouettes illustrate this large-format tale of a young prince's efforts to break the chains of loneliness and isolation imposed on him by his high station. Read full book review >

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THE INVINCIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Admire the pictures, skip the thoroughly overblown text. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13)"
A fugitive king finds his queen and his true calling in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KINGDOM REVEALED by Rob Ryan
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, the artwork isn't enough to save this book from itself. (Illustrated fiction. 13 & up)"
A reluctant young king escapes the confines of the palace to experience life in the surrounding city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEMINI BITES by Patrick Ryan
Released: March 1, 2011

"The conclusion isn't quite as much fun as the characters' journeys, but readers will definitely have lots to think about once they've finished. (Romantic thriller. 14 & up)"
Sparks fly when the mysterious, smooth-talking, eye-liner'd Garret Johnson moves in for a month with the very Bradylike household of sparring twins Kyle and Judy Renneker. Read full book review >

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THE RULES FOR HEARTS by Sara Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"Still, fans of Empress of the World (2001) will welcome the chance to follow up with a familiar character, while those who first meet Battle here may be sufficiently intrigued to turn to Ryan's earlier work to learn more about her. (Fiction. YA)"
It's hard to believe that Battle Davies is a fictional character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIVE MINUTES MORE by Darlene Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"This implies that ALS is a temporary problem, not an incurable disease. (Fiction. YA)"
The trauma of her father's suicide sends D'Arcy into a physical and emotional tailspin. Read full book review >