Search Results: "Samantha Weinberg"


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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: April 16, 2003

"Deeply satisfying account of a rotten crime solved by chemical sleuthing."
The expertly told story of a murder and a molecule. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"Weinberg, who struggles to withhold judgment and to weigh Denard's version of events against legend and verifiable fact, tells it well. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A British journalist sets off to find a modern-day pirate and soldier of fortune involved in numerous coups, revolutions, and assassinations in post-colonial Africa. 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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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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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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SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD by Nancy Viau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"But for those young readers who are not quite ready for Ramona and long for more Junie B., this might be the prescription for transition. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Girl readers who are regretfully leaving the Amber Brown series or are about to graduate from the school of Junie B. Jones might be happy to meet Sam Hansen, fourth grader and rock enthusiast. Read full book review >