Search Results: "Victoria Bond"


BOOK REVIEW

ZORA AND ME by Victoria Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Absolutely outstanding. (Historical fiction. 10-16)"
The childhood of African-American literary giant Zora Neale Hurston is brought to life with this fictionalized account. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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HEED THE OPENING NOTES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for This Savage Song (The Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

Cover Story: Deceptive

BFF Charm: Maybe x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: She Thought, He Thought

Bonus Factors: Paranormal Creatures

Anti-Bonus Factor: Lack of Backstory

Factor: Duology Starter

Relationship Status: Looking Forward to a Second Date

Cover Story: Deceptive

This cover is pretty, and ...


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ROLLING WITH VICTORIA JAMIESON
by Julie Danielson

Author-illustrator Victoria Jamieson is new to graphic novels, but she proves with Roller Girl, on shelves next week, that she’s got this, thanks very much. “Full of charm and moxie,” says the Kirkus review of this book, which tells the story of two best friends, whose close friendship comes to an end one eventful summer. Astrid falls hard for ...


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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TUMBLE BUMBLE by Felicia Bond
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. ``A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk.'' Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig (`` `Oink!' he squealed. `That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail.''). Read full book review >

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GIRL ON A WIRE by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The mystery is tense and nerve-wracking, and the acrobatics are gorgeously hair-raising; they will help readers get past thinly developed characters and setting. (Thriller. 13-15)"
Family secrets and sinister superstitions threaten 16-year-old wire walker Jules Maroni's chance at a big break. Read full book review >

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BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers will be lost, indeed. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
The only mystery here is how one of America's oldest unsolved events—the Lost Colony of Roanoke—becomes tedious in this piece of speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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STRANGE ALCHEMY  by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Passionate mystery or speculative fiction fans should look elsewhere. (Speculative fiction. 13-16)"
A revised version of the author's first novel, Blackwood (2012). Read full book review >

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THE ENEMY WITHIN by Larry Bond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 1996

"A triple-A Bond."
The ripsnorting, all-too-plausible latest from bestselling Bond (Cauldron, 1993, etc.) pits a duo of dynamic Americans against a mad Iranian bent on altering the geopolitical balance of power. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A less-than-thrilling takeoff on the Kennedy murders."
The new novel by Bond (The Doorstep of Depravity, 2005, etc.) looks at the Kennedy assassinations through the eyes of an unsuspecting witness to conspiracy. Read full book review >