Search Results: "Shanda Trent"


BOOK REVIEW

FARMERS' MARKET DAY by Shanda Trent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A pleasant adventure that young readers will want to emulate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A Saturday at the local farmers' market is more fun for a little girl than a carnival. Read full book review >

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GIDDY-UP BUCKAROOS! by Shanda Trent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Outdoor and indoor fun and games with a Southwestern flavor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two vaqueros are up with the sun for a full day of adventure. Read full book review >

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THE TINKER KING by Tiffany Trent
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Rushed but lush, with a nice touch of Victorian post-humanism for an original twist. (Steampunk. 13-15)"
The prize for saving the world is having to do it all over again in this companion to the steampunk romance The Unnaturalists (2012). Read full book review >

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ECHO LAKE by Letitia Trent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Beautiful language doesn't make up for the inconsistencies that permeate this first novel."
Trent, a poet, turns her pen to literary horror in this story centering on a community with a very dark soul. Read full book review >

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THE AWAKENED WOMAN by Tererai Trent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An empowering story coupled with easy-to-navigate steps that can help any woman achieve her full potential."
An African woman buries her written dreams in the dirt and makes them come true. Read full book review >

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THE CLOCK by Trent Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A promising debut for an elegant new series on inventions for older readers. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This brief history of time and the instruments used to record it begins with the ancient Babylonians and moves forward to more sophisticated devices. Read full book review >

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Life on Altamont Court by Trent D Pines
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"A heartwarming memoir featuring funny stories of suburban life."
Pines' debut memoir offers a lighthearted, entertaining tale about his time on Altamont Court—a small, suburban cul-de-sac in Morristown, N.J.—and the neighbors who became his surrogate family. Read full book review >

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THE UNNATURALISTS by Tiffany Trent
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Leaves readers wanting more, so it's a good thing the sequel potential is well set up. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
A flavorful variant of Society Girl meets Scruffy Rapscallion in a steampunk-influenced fantasy. Read full book review >

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STEALING AIR by Trent Reedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Part Hardy Boys, part Gary Paulsen, part Skateboard Magazine for Kids, this can appeal to mechanical-minded, skateboarding enthusiasts. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Skateboarders, boy or girl, will know the terms getting air, half-pipe and ollie, but, can three boys "steal" enough air to fly a homemade airplane? Read full book review >

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WORDS IN THE DUST by Trent Reedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An inside look at an ordinary Afghanistan family trying to survive in extraordinary times, it is both heart-wrenching and timely. (pronunciation guide, glossary, author's note, notes on Persian poetry, recommended reading) (Fiction. 9-13)"
A contemporary 13-year-old Muslim teen's life changes profoundly when American forces arrive in her war-torn Afghanistan village. Read full book review >

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KILLER SWEET TOOTH by Gayle Trent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Trent (Dead Pan, 2009, etc.) features a pleasant heroine, a middling mystery and several appended dessert recipes fit for the King (Elvis, that is)."
A Virginia cake maker has a penchant for solving crimes. Read full book review >

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BURNING NATION by Trent Reedy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An action-packed thriller that may well lead readers to further explore the complicated constitutional and political issues it raises. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In the second installment of the Divided We Fall trilogy, PFC Daniel Wright continues fighting for the Republic of Idaho against the federal government in what is becoming a second civil war. Read full book review >