Search Results: "Stasia Ward Kehoe"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUND OF LETTING GO by Stasia Ward Kehoe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"An intriguing medley of music, teen romance, high school life and serious family issues. (Fiction. 13-18)"
"Change...is scary." And family breakup is never easy. Read full book review >

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AUDITION by Stasia Ward Kehoe
FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"No romance here, but copious ballet details and hard-won steps toward independence. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
This verse novel debut follows a reticent Vermont girl through a scholarship-funded year at the elite Jersey Ballet school. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

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PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE  MOON by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"All in all, a light, imaginative romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The going-to-bed routine morphs into a fantastic adventure when Pelly notices an unusual fixture attached to her family's bathtub. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >

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FURIOUS JONES AND THE ASSASSIN'S SECRET by Tim Kehoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers caught up in the action will not mind the gaps. (Thriller. 8-12)"
The teenage years are usually a time of self-exploration, but for Furious Jones, it's a time to explore his family history. Read full book review >

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JESMYN WARD
by Maya Payne Smart

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has stared down truth and rendered it on the page with poignance and precision before. But for her third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward forged a fresh set of writing tools—historical research, multiple first-person points of view, and a touch of the supernatural—to grapple with the legacy wounds of American racism.  

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BOOK REVIEW

INFINITY by Rachel Ward
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"A little violent, a little supernatural, a little mysterious, a lot sentimental; fans of the trilogy won't be disappointed as this story edges toward magical thriller. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
A trilogy that began in the recognizable present concludes in a post-apocalyptic dystopic England, 17 years from now. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO ENDS by David Ward
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A fast-paced but flawed adventure. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A book about a book within a book. Read full book review >

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BLEEDING EARTH by Kaitlin Ward
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Grisly and sickening (but in the best way possible), the novel more than delivers on its promise of the macabre for lovers of horror, and curious readers will close the book with countless questions about religion, science, and human nature. (Horror. 13 & up)"
"Bones Found to Be of Human Origin, Blood Beginning to Fester." In the spirit of M.T. Anderson's Thirsty (1997), Ward's apocalyptic novel will have readers checking the ground beneath their feet after each turn of the page. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2000

"The best work on this subject is Steven Levy's Artificial Life (1992), although it's getting long in the tooth. Ward covers the same ground and features the same colorful characters, but lacks pictures and diagrams to illustrate difficult concepts. Read Levy first."
Scientists are using computers and robots to mimic the behavior of living organisms. In the process they claim to be discovering the processes that gave rise to life itself and drove evolution. They might be right. Read full book review >