Search Results: "C.B. Mordan"


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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LOST! by Paul Fleischman
Kirkus Star
by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by C.B. Mordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Nevertheless, this unique book offers several fascinating points of entry and will be enjoyed in many ways. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this story within a story, a grandmother entertains her granddaughter with a string story when the girl laments the loss of electricity during a storm that eliminates all her usual forms of electronic entertainment. Read full book review >

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OH, RATS! by Albert Marrin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Even the most rat-o-phobic reader will emerge with a heightened appreciation for the hardy rodent. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The lore and science of rats receive an enthusiastic treatment in this handsome volume. Read full book review >

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SILENT MOVIE by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by C.B. Mordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Arresting illustrations and, except for the extreme financial success at the end that is atypical of silent movie endings, a compelling homage to a beloved art form. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An ambitious and largely successful attempt to capture the magic of silent movies in picture-book format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Solid and fascinating. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
This account of scientists who have used their own bodies and minds as subjects of experimentation forms a satisfyingly gruesome exploration of scientific dedication. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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 >