Search Results: "C.B. deSwaan"


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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOCK MESS MONSTER by Betsy Howie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"The little girl's priceless quips will have both parents and children in stitches, and the solution just might work with other children who are loath to clean up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Calpurnia narrates her tale of woe in this debut, chronicling her battle against the Block Mess Monster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >