Search Results: "Samantha Henig"


BOOK REVIEW

SAMANTHA by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Reminiscent of Leo Lionni's minimalist fare, this personable piece will find an audience in all toddlers taking their first timid steps toward independence. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The popular cut-paper collage mice return to help Walsh (Pip's Magic, 1994, etc.) with a gentle lesson about feeling safe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"An examination that escapes the dangers of overgeneralization to provide provocative information presented compellingly."
A mother and daughter examine the millennials, children born in the United States from 1980 through 1990. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SANDERSON AT THE MOVIES by Robin Caroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Formulaic and forgettable. (discussion questions) (Mystery. 9-12)"
An intrepid middle school reporter gambles her career on cracking a bombing case. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA ON A ROLL by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A memorable first skate by an irresistible imp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Things get a bit dicey when plucky Samantha experiments with her new roller skates in one frightening, hilarious inaugural "roll" through town. Read full book review >

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BRAVO ZULU, SAMANTHA! by Kathleen Benner Duble
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Although a warm account of a turbulent but strong relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, this text remains flat until a surprise conflict in the final chapters slightly ratchets up the tension. (author's note, fact sources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Sam finds out she's visiting her grandparents for a whole month of summer vacation, she's beyond bummed, especially because it means spending lots of time with her grandfather the Colonel, a grumpy retired fighter pilot. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SMARTYPANTS RUNS FOR CLASS PRESIDENT by Barbara Puccia
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A great way for kids to learn about honesty and the electoral process."
In Puccia's debut novel, a third-grade girl learns a little bit about politics—and a lot about friendship and believing in herself. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SUTTON AND THE LABYRINTH OF LIES by Jordan Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Hardy readers will be eager to explore another lost world in the promised sequel. (Mystery. 9-13)"
When 12-year-old Samantha Sutton gets to join her archaeologist uncle on an actual dig in Peru, she learns the secret behind the local tradition of a madman in Chavín de Huántar, but not before some terrifying moments both above and below ground. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SPINNER AND THE SUPER-SECRET PLANS by Russell Ginns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Wild exaggeration sure to please action-loving middle-grade readers. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Pursued by an outlaw band of sewer-dwelling "ninjas," 11-year-old Samantha Spinner searches around the world for her missing uncle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"A bubbly chronicle of canine-centered events that will appeal most to children who love puppies and like-minded adult dog owners."
A debut kids' chapter book about a dog-loving couple's real-life search for the perfect pup. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Readers are bound to be intrigued by this new action heroine. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Eighth grader Samantha has all the latest technological gadgets, thanks to her parents' jobs at an electronics company. Read full book review >

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HOW SAMANTHA SMART BECAME A REVOLUTIONARY by Dawn Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A troubling, gripping read. (Dystopian thriller. 14-18)"
The rise of a totalitarian government derails a young woman's future in this dystopian novel. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SUTTON AND THE WINTER OF THE WARRIOR QUEEN by Jordan Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An archaeological adventure with almost too much suspense. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Off on another expedition with her archaeologist Uncle Jay, 12-year-old Samantha Sutton is caught up in a plot to ruin his career. Read full book review >