Search Results: "Alexandra Johnson"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"A useful guide to handling everyday tasks and problems. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
When you can't ask Mom or Dad how to do something or to do it for you, this may be the ideal book to have handy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2001

"An elegantly written study of an increasingly popular genre."
Johnson (The Hidden Writer, 1997) has compiled dozens of intriguing anecdotes related to journal-writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"An elegant introduction to some interesting women, although the revealing voices of the diarists themselves are filtered through the studied, self-conscious voice of the academic."
Focusing primarily on seven female writers, this insightful study examines a form that retains its uniquely personal quality, whether or not the work is ever meant to be published. 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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TIME AFTER TIME
by Sarah Pitre

BOOK REPORT for Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Cover Story: Message in a Bottle

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Old Fashioned

Bonus Factor: Time Travel

Relationship Status: Vacation Fling

Cover Story: Message in a Bottle

This cover is really pretty, but if you think about it too hard, it doesn’t make sense. The ship that’s supposed to be ...


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GOING UNDERGROUND
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Shadow Cabinet (The Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Sense of Humor

Bonus Factors: Cults, Underground London

Relationship Status: Where Do You Think You’re Going?

 

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

The first time I saw the new ...


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NOT THE USUAL SUSPECTS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

Cover Story: Get Lost

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: She Said

Bonus Factor: The Princess Diaries

Anti-Bonus Factor: Paranormal Activity

Relationship Status: See You on Social Media?

Cover Story: Get Lost

At first glance, this cover’s a decent one. There’s none of the typical tropes YA books often fall ...


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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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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 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 >