Search Results: "Ryan Smithson"


BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTS OF WAR by Ryan Smithson
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2009

"For Smithson, the war is a source of personal enlightenment, and this memoir is a remarkable, deeply penetrating read that will compel teens to reflect on their own thoughts about duty, patriotism and sacrifice. (Memoir. YA)"
Ryan Smithson was a typical 16-year-old high-school student until 9/11. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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:

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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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