Search Results: "Alexandra Brenton"


BOOK REVIEW

TIDE'S EBB by Alexandra Brenton
Released: Oct. 17, 2012

"Not much to love in this Manhattan tale of hungry hearts."
Debut author Brenton pens a contemporary romance novella about true love based on oral sex and heroic rescues. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER by Alexandra Wallner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Several children's biographies of Potter are in print; it's good to have one for this audience. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Wallner (Betsy Ross, 1994) has written a beginning biography of a woman as familiar to children as Mother Goose, but whose life is much easier to track. Read full book review >

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CARL'S HALLOWEEN by Alexandra Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"All but extreme fans of the series can pass on this slim title. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this long-running series of nearly wordless picture books, young Madeleine and her beloved Rottweiler, Carl, set off for a Halloween evening adventure. Read full book review >

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CARL GOES TO DAYCARE by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Another charmer, with more substance this time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest in this popular series about an appealing Rottweiler who takes responsibility for a tiny child in her mother's absence has more of a plot than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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CARL’S SUMMER VACATION by Alexandra Day
ADVENTURE
Released: June 5, 2008

"Day's paintings are as charming as ever, particularly in the joyful scenes of Madeleine riding on Carl's back, but one must wonder when Carl will be ready to retire. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Carl the protective Rottweiler and Madeleine the charming toddler return for another playful adventure in this popular series. Read full book review >

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CARL'S AFTERNOON IN THE PARK by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The dogs are as charmingly true to life as ever, while the fantasy will beguile fans and worry a few literal-minded caregivers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The latest in this popular series is in a larger format that generously accommodates an outdoor setting and a new character: a puppy who joins canine babysitter Carl and his small human charge on the merry-go-round, digging in a flower bed, sharing an ice cream, calling at the zoo, etc.; the original duo even poses for a painting club whose members represent them in several recognizable styles. Read full book review >

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SINCE 1920 by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Unexceptional but attractive and useful—the final events take the story beyond the usual The Little House conclusion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of what's happened to one neighborhood since a first couple moved out from the city 70+ years ago in order to build a new house on a piece of farm land . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUND by Alexandra Duncan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Unpredictable plot, vivid settings, and a queer, dark-skinned black girl as a protagonist in far-future science fiction: essential. (Science fiction. 14-17) "
On a research mission to deep space, a girl makes bold and terrifying choices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST HOUSE by Alexandra Adornetto
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Even a great idea can be sunk by poor characterization and plotting; this has a standard idea, which makes the poor execution all the more obvious. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
Chloe's family is reeling from her mother's sudden death. At the same time, Chloe realizes that her childhood ability to see ghosts has returned. Read full book review >

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TIMEKEEPER by Alexandra Monir
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A pleasant if rather silly diversion. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This sequel to Timeless (2011) delivers plenty of romance with even more time-traveling excitement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAVEN by Alexandra Adornetto
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Mostly forgettable. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This final installment of the forbidden love story in the popular Halo trilogy stands on its own well, with only a few references to events in previous books. Read full book review >