Search Results: "Wendy Wax"


BOOK REVIEW

CITY WITCH, COUNTRY SWITCH by Wendy Wax
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The old city-mouse-country-mouse chestnut wears thin, particularly under the forced rhyme, but readers will enjoy the details of Gibala-Broxholm's illustrations, which make the most of the absurd situations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When country-cousin Muffletump shows up on Mitzi's urban doorstep, the two witches are thrilled finally to meet. Read full book review >

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DON’T LICK THE DOG by Wendy Wahman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Eye-popping colors and exaggerated shapes with sharp edges are the defining characteristics of Wahman's distinctive illustrations for this how-to on meeting new canine friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUTE SWANS by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Without scientific names, sizes, or other vital statistics on the swans, this is an attractive title, though mostly for browsers. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In this entry in the Creatures in White series, glossy full- color photographs and a brief text document the life cycle of the mute swan, a European native that has been introduced into areas of the eastern US and Michigan. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS RIVER by Wendy Dunham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An honest look at faith and love. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old River worries that her missing parents might not know where to find her when she and her grandmother move away from their home, but it has been 10 years, and her grandmother is determined to move forward, leaving old memories and pain behind. Read full book review >

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FLOCK by Wendy Delsol
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"The whole trilogy stands out for originality and great entertainment. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
The Stork trilogy ends in a whirlwind of Norse mythology as Katla tries to escape the deal she made in volume two. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"The net result is an entertaining, thought-provoking read. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
The title says it all: Losing her cell phone triggers a cascade of ever-widening techno-disasters for Elly Pickering, the book's high-functioning Aussie protagonist. Read full book review >

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A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE by Wendy Mass
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"This flaw (not unusual with first novels) aside, here is a quietly unusual and promising offering. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young teen whose world is filled with colors and shapes that no one else sees copes with the universal and competing drives to be unique and to be utterly and totally normal. Read full book review >

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LEAP DAY by Wendy Mass
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It's a fairly risky construction: Josie is agreeable enough, but aside from her birthday, she's not particularly interesting; it's the other stories that swirl around Josie's that give both the story, and ultimately even Josie herself as she becomes aware of them, real depth. (Fiction. 12+)"
Josie's 16th birthday is also her fourth birthday: she is a "leaper," born on February 29th, and she revels in the quadrennial recurrence of her natal day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Good fun for all, and a special treat for those who share Tess's fascination with figures, facts and formulas. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This sequel to Secrets, Lies, and Algebra (2007) continues the saga of math-obsessed eighth-grader Tess. Read full book review >

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13 GIFTS by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In equal parts philosophical and wryly humorous, this magical tale will satisfy both fans and new readers alike. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A rash decision involving attempted theft of a school mascot sets into motion a series of life-altering events for nearly-13-year-old Tara. Read full book review >