Search Results: "Sarah Lean"


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HERO by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A compelling, thought-provoking story about the fights and brave acts—big and small, acclaimed and unattributed—that define us. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Young Leo learns that being a hero isn't about the accolades. Read full book review >

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A HUNDRED HORSES by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As in A Dog Called Homeless (2012), Lean effortlessly stitches a moving tale right to the very edge of fantasy without ever tearing the satisfying believability of her story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Nell is frustrated and unhappy. A loner, she's miserable in the busy life her mother has crafted for her. Read full book review >

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A DOG CALLED HOMELESS by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Ever so gently, this fine debut effort explores the power of human kindness as Cally and her father find effective ways to cope with their loss. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this British import, a girl grieving for her dead mother gives up talking when she becomes convinced that what she says doesn't matter. Read full book review >

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by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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GIRL POWER
by Leila Roy

Tourmaline nearly smiled. Who would have thought the ever notorious beauty queen Virginia Campbell was the kind to stick it out? The idea made a tiny knot in her chest, like she had been feeling lonely and hadn’t noticed until someone showed up.
Done Dirt Cheap, by Sarah Nicole Lemon

Tourmaline Harris and Virginia Campbell both just graduated from ...


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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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SARAH PRAGER

Oh, how I wish an anthology of LGBTQ heroes existed in the 1990s! Back then there were so few queer role models, I was convinced I couldn’t be a lesbian because I didn’t have short hair.

“Well, that’s why I wrote it—I wish I’d had that, too,” says Sarah Prager, author of Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >

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ORANGE, TRIANGLE, FOX by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"What this and its companion lack in clarity of concepts, they make up for in character. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An exploration of colors, shapes and animals. Read full book review >

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TRIXIE TEN by Sarah Massini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Bland, though possibly useful to readers frustrated by a multitude of siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A simple tale about large-family appreciation gets cheery art that's more conceptual than complex. Read full book review >

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TEENY TINY TALES FOR TODDLERS by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The simple, cozy stories (the others include a garden adventure for the twins, a hunt for the missing baby Rose and Poppy's desire for wings) are ideal for bedtime reading, with illustrated thumb tabs on the page edge for easy access to a favorite. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"In a teeny tiny house lived five teeny tiny children and a teeny tiny guard dog." Read full book review >