Search Results: "C.B. Canga"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"The first in what promises to be a solid middle-grade series in the tradition of Encyclopedia Brown. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A mystery at the museum is the perfect case for an aspiring fourth-grade detective. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"That probably won't matter to kids, who will assume he's made-up, just like Paul. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Step aside, Paul Bunyan, Hals Halson has come to challenge you as the "greatest lumberjack in North America." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDRA CANGA by Tereza Albues
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2001

"An empty house inexplicably changes colors, ghosts and zombies mingle casually with the living, and a cleansing storm ultimately restores order: a wry magical-realist tale that Albues expertly shapes into a colorfully bawdy and exuberant celebration of life."
Brazilian author Albues's 1987 novel is a lusty and likable compact chronicle of a "wetlands" village (Pedra Canga) whose inhabitants are oppressed by, and eventually liberated from, the malign influence of the wealthy family who has long exploited them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT YOUR SIDEKICK by C.B. Lee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"A superhero tale that never quite takes flight. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
In the 22nd century, the population includes meta-humans, those whose dormant superhuman powers were activated by the solar flares that also sparked World War III. Read full book review >

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Dandelion Angel by C.B. Calico
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2015

"A disjointed novel about women dealing with the fallout of mental illness."
Calico's debut novel-in-stories captures moments in the lives of four German women, all raised by mothers suffering from borderline personality disorder. Read full book review >

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MY FAVORITE CASHEW by C.B. Anderson
Released: July 19, 2012

"A triumphant response to the worst impulses of human behavior which should fill readers with hope."
A sweet reflection on the limitless nature of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2011

"Nash has produced a surprising, entertaining tale of pulp intrigue that will leave readers clamoring for more."
Nash's debut novel is a straight-forward pulpy tale of revenge and espionage set in Southwest Florida. Read full book review >

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THE BAD LUCK CHAIR by Sue Wilkowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"When Addy magically figures out the clues left by a strangely absent Jon and convinces her classmates to partake in a truly unbelievable ritual to reverse the curse, readers will wonder what the fuss was about. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth-grader Addison Darby fights some powerfully negative mojo in order to overcome the curse of a chair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2002

"This is advice? Why drink mediocre (or worse) wine at all?"
A rather unhelpful introduction to wine from Beardsall, a wine professional, that may well leave neophytes with more confusions and doubts than when they started. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

F IS FOR FREEDOM by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"In a simple story fraught with tension, Schotter has found a way to bring this history lesson to life for children no older than brave Manda and indomitable Hannah. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Eleven years before the Civil War, the seeds of internal discontent took root when Congress passed the Compromise of 1850, a fugitive slave law designed to pacify slave owners in the South, when California was admitted as a free state, upsetting the balance of power. Read full book review >

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GRRRLS ON THE SIDE by Carrie Pack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2017

"Like the riot-grrrl movement itself, unsubtle but full of heart. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast finds herself in the riot-grrrl scene. Read full book review >