Search Results: "Samantha Seiple"


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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DEATH ON THE RIVER OF DOUBT by Samantha Seiple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A stirring, suspenseful true story of dangerous adventure and remarkable survival. (photos, 'Teddy's Travel Tips,' timeline, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In this true, thrilling adventure story, 55-year-old former president Theodore Roosevelt joins an expedition to explore an uncharted river deep in the Amazon jungle and barely makes it out alive. Read full book review >

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BYRD & IGLOO by Samantha Seiple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Man and dog versus nature is a good read, but this one needs better navigation. (index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Framing an explorer's expeditions from the viewpoint of a sidekick pet can engage readers, so long as the animal is not overly humanized. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S SPYMASTER by Samantha Seiple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The absorbing subject matter will carry readers past design hiccups. (source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A Scottish immigrant who came to America on the run from the law established the agency that stopped an early plot against Abraham Lincoln and became the best known detective of his era. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS IN THE FOG by Samantha Seiple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An enlightening account full of compelling stories of survival and perseverance. Pair this with Karen Hesse's fictional account, Aleutian Sparrow (2003). (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A little-known story from World War II shows the unique role played by a small group of military personal and native civilians in a remote region of the county. 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 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 >

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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 >