Search Results: "Teresa Toten"


BOOK REVIEW

SHATTERED GLASS by Teresa Toten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A novel that could have hit the high notes but instead falls flat. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The only memories 16-year-old Toni Royce has of her mother are the scars on her skin and lingering nightmares of a vicious and painful fire. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B by Teresa Toten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Readers be warned: like Augustus Waters before him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your faith in real-life superheroes and shatter your heart in equal measure. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
What would it feel like to wake up normal? It's a question most people would never have cause to ask—and the one 14-year-old Adam Spencer Ross longs to have answered. Read full book review >

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BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tense teen thriller that is half mind-game, half misery lit—call it 50 Shades of Grey Area. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Predators become prey in this private school novel. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT RED KISSES by Teresa Toten
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Cute, but Audrey Penn's Kissing Hand is much neater. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a little girl helps her Mommy prepare for a night out, it results in a flurry of activity and a mountain of choices. Read full book review >

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A KISS TO REMEMBER by Teresa Medeiros
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2001

"Plenty of fun for the Harlequin crowd."
Another reworked fairy tale from Madeiros (The Bride and the Beast, 2000)—this time, Sleeping Beauty as a Regency romance. Read full book review >

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A TALENT FOR MURDER by Teresa LaRue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"This easy-reading first in a planned series is full of Southern charm, a touch of romance, and the usual suspects."
When her aunt comes under suspicion in a murder case, a devoted niece turns sleuth. Read full book review >

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Rekindled by Teresa Irizarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"An uneven novel that nevertheless provides an accessible introduction to an overlooked hero and the birth of religious freedom in the North American colonies."
A fictional reconstruction of Roger Williams' fight (and flight) for religious freedom in 17th-century England and New England. Read full book review >

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SKANK by Teresa McWhirter
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

This stark, convincing portrait of a girl struggling to live in a tough neighborhood should appeal to teens looking for realism. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF LIVING VIRTUOUSLY by Teresa Jordan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Jordan's engaging collection abounds with provocative inquiry, offering plenty of food for thought."
Thoughtful reflections on virtue and vice. Read full book review >

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GOLEMITO by Ilan Stavans
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This competent picture book addresses the problem of bullying and offers an original, if not completely successful, blend of Jewish and Aztec culture and folklore. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Stavans presents the story of Sammy and Ilan, two Jewish boys living in Southern California, who combine their individual strengths to face bullying. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"That probably won't matter to kids, who will assume he's made-up, just like Paul. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Step aside, Paul Bunyan, Hals Halson has come to challenge you as the "greatest lumberjack in North America." Read full book review >