Search Results: "Bill Cotter"


BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, AIRPLANE! by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A nice choice for those who love planes or who are about to fly for the first time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
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BEARD IN A BOX by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Yes, dads are awesome, and if you hang out with them, they'll teach you to be awesome too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy scientifically proves that it's the beard that makes his dad so awesome. So…how to get one? Read full book review >

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THE SWALLOW by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Middle-grade storytelling at its very best—extraordinary. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Spooky tension, friendship and compassion permeate this exquisitely plotted middle-grade ghost story. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A WORLD FULL OF GHOSTS by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"No index or sources. (map) (Folklore. 8-10)"
Helpful ghosts, hungry ghosts and ocean ghosts are just a few of the spirits that readers meet in this thematic collection of 25 very short tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERTA’S WOODS by Betty J. Cotter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2008

"A plausibly chilling future scenario marred by a sugarcoated ending."
Think the energy crisis is painful now? Wait until 2013. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Sleight of Light by Allan V. Cotter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2015

"A crafty, quick-witted thriller that champions humanity over national boundaries."
In Cotter's debut thriller, a private eye clashes with an international cartel that has harnessed invisibility technology. Read full book review >

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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTING by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Full of emotional truth and connection. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The painting of a Newfoundland lighthouse that Annie finds in her attic becomes a portal to the place itself and the lonely girl who lives there. Read full book review >

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THE FERRYLAND VISITOR by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"An interesting, mysterious story with memorable illustrations. (author's note, publisher's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
This slightly spooky tale, based on a true story, recalls a mysterious visitor to the Squires family, who were living in a lighthouse in Newfoundland in the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG CITY OTTO by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not for every reader, but fans of comics reminiscent of simpler times will certainly enjoy this. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
A throwback to old-school comics, this series opener offers a whimsical menagerie of wild animals in search of a beloved friend. Read full book review >

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THE CAT CAME BACK by Bill Slavin
adapted by Bill Slavin, illustrated by Bill Slavin
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Catchy tune included; good fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A merry song about a man who tries various extreme measures to get rid of his cat, which always manages to reappear: ``Mister Johnson gave the cat/to a man in a balloon,/He said, `Please take this cat/and leave it on the moon.'/The balloon came down about/ ninety miles away,/Where the man is now, well,/no one wants to say./And the cat came back/the very next day....'' In Slavin's energetic watercolors, the balloonist's suspenders are caught high on a tree branch, while the cat emerges from a futuristic space vehicle with a wedge of ``Moon Cheese.'' Other visual extensions of the lilting verse are equally lively and amusing; whether by stagecoach or taxi, puss always makes it back to her favorite perch as a couch potato with plenty of munchies. Read full book review >