Search Results: "Stephanie McLellan"


BOOK REVIEW

TWEEZLE INTO EVERYTHING by Stephanie McLellan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though not startlingly insightful or original, this tale about an endearing monster family spotlights some very real moments of childhood growth. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tweezle is tired of being the baby monster of the family. He's a big boy now—and has some not-so-helpful ways of showing it! Read full book review >

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HOOGIE IN THE MIDDLE by Stephanie McLellan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"With their tangles of brightly colored fur, tiny fangs and tiny horns, these feline-esque monsters offer different perspectives of what 'middle' can mean. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Even monsters feel left out when they are middle siblings. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS by Diana McLellan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2000

"Did they or didn't they? Lively (if largely warmed-over) scandal that should find an appreciative audience among fans of these early film stars and their coteries."
A tell-all account of the glamorous stars of 1930s and '40s Hollywood who practiced lesbian love. Read full book review >

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MRS. MCBEE LEAVES ROOM 3 by Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A little sentimental but also a thoroughly satisfying solution to the issue of saying goodbye. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A favorite teacher prepares to leave her school in June, but her students don't want to face that change. Read full book review >

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99 by Wayne Gretzky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Not a complete history of the NHL, but this enjoyable book provides an overview that will educate longtime fans and relative newcomers alike."
The Great One delivers a personal history of the National Hockey League. Read full book review >

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ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A satisfying dose of first love's physical and emotional thrall. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Engaging teen characters with page-turning love lives offer ample vicarious pleasures. Read full book review >

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TORN by Stephanie Guerra
Released: April 1, 2012

"A strong new voice. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This engrossing story of a good girl's fascination with her wild new friend strikes chords that will resonate with many teens. Read full book review >

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RENEGADE MAGIC by Stephanie Burgis
Released: April 3, 2012

"Recommended for readers who like their fantasy seasoned with feisty characters and nonstop action. Roll over, Jane Austen! (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
Kat Stephenson, incorrigible as ever, returns to sow more magical chaos in a Regency England where families tainted by witchcraft are shunned in polite Society. Read full book review >

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ELVIS & OLIVE by Stephanie Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Watson has penned a satisfying friendship story with drama and humor in fine balance. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Unconventional Annie, Natalie's new neighbor, is quite different from Natalie's polite private-school friends and her untidy house a contrast to Natalie's ordered one. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKY ONES by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

The prevailing sensibility in this relic of a novel hearkens back to a simpler time, perhaps mid-20th century, when young girls knew the difference between a magnum of champagne and a regular old bottle, Mom wore pearls, everyone on the island went to the club and Grandfather's kindly African-American cook was named Sheba. Read full book review >