Search Results: "Tania Howells"


BOOK REVIEW

STARRING SHAPES! by Tania Howells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not for beginners, but older children may use this as a springboard for their own shape hunts. (Math picture book. 4-7) "
Howells give familiar shapes both personalities and back stories in her authorial debut. Read full book review >

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WILLOW'S SMILE by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Not much to smile about. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With Picture Day looming, a girl worries because she can't smile at will. Read full book review >

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BERKELEY’S BARN OWL DANCE by Tera Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A warm story for the very young, with a subtle message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Whoooo better to lead a barn dance than a bouncy young owl? Read full book review >

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WILLOW FINDS A WAY by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There is meanness and bullying at every level in schools, and it needs to be addressed in stories as well as in real life, but they must be honest stories in which the lesson does not outweigh the tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shy Willow stands up to a mean girl in her primary-grade classroom. Read full book review >

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WILLOW’S WHISPERS by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A victory for any reader who struggles to be heard, even metaphorically. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What first seems to be a narrow lesson becomes cheerful inspiration, even for readers who don't share this specific quandary. Read full book review >

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SELECTED SHORT STORIES OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS by William Dean Howells
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A varied and impressive gathering, surprisingly fresh and intriguing, and a necessary volume for any Howells collection."
A lovingly annotated sampling of stories by the prolific Howells (18371920), now best known for his many novels and for his unstinting efforts to champion realism in American literature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCKS! by Tania Sohn
by Tania Sohn, illustrated by Tania Sohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A concept book that falls short. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl just loves her many-colored socks. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF SKINNY DIPPING by Amanda Howells
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"The romance is filled with similarities and allusions to The Great Gatsby, and readers of the American classic will predict the tearjerker ending. (Fiction. YA)"
Mia Gordon reminisces about her pivotal 16th summer in this realistic and satisfying chick-lit debut. Read full book review >

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THE CREEPER by Tania Carver
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Carver doesn't stint on the fun-house shocks and shivers, and gourmands of violence, physical and psychological, will have a field day. But there's so much straining to get in your face, so many chapters from the Creeper's point of view, and such a pat motive for all the mayhem, that the nasty thrills never upstage the dysfunctional relationships within the Colchester constabulary."
A sadistic killer targets the few young women of Colchester to have survived Carver's blistering debut (The Surrogate, 2011). Read full book review >

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MEMOIR OF AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN by Tania Grossinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2013

"Honest but undistinguished."
A former New York publicist's memoir, written as an "open letter" to an imaginary daughter, about the circumstances and personal choices that caused her to remain childless. Read full book review >

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THE SURROGATE by Tania Carver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2011

"A good premise that's long on promise, but the choppy writing, dominated by melodramatic one-liners, and stilted repetition of phrases (no one simply drinks anything, instead they take mouthfuls of their drinks) prove more distracting than thrilling."
Carver's debut novel, a thriller with a decidedly British flair, isn't for the squeamish or easily frightened. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK ROAD by Tania Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Overly long and lacking in polish."
Carver (the pen name of a British husband-and-wife team) adds another grisly layer to her Marina Esposito series. Read full book review >