Search Results: "Caela Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

(ME, HIM, THEM, AND IT) by Caela Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Readers who relish self-indulgent inner monologue and expect dramatic arguments, seething resentment, tearful heartbreak, unspoken anxieties, unexpected friendships and ultimately, graceful reconciliation, will not be disappointed. (Fiction. 14-16)"
A "good girl" experiences an unplanned pregnancy and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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MY BEST FRIEND, MAYBE by Caela Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Vivid descriptions of the unusual landscape of Santorini will fascinate readers looking for a good travelogue, and the perceptive and heartfelt relationship dynamics will only add to the appeal. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two former best friends raised by families with markedly different values take a trip to Greece in this poignant story that is centered around themes of sexuality, acceptance and belonging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE WITH THE LIARS by Caela Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A searing story with a pat though hopeful resolution. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An abused and starving child, rescued from the compound of a cult in the Arizona desert, adjusts to the outside world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOREVER, OR A LONG, LONG TIME by Caela Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Poetic and meditative, this emotionally enthralling novel undresses assumptions with purpose and hope. (Fiction 8-12)"
Flora and Julian are a team. They have to be: after moving from foster home to foster home, the only permanence is in each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUMBLING by Caela Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Faulty butt glue, waxing 'down there,' and dealing with a tyrannical team coordinator won't stop these girls from going for the gold. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Twelve girls. Two days. Only five winners. Read full book review >

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DYSTOPIA DÉJÀ VU
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion Book 1) by Aimée Carter

 

Cover Story: Standard Issue Dystopia Emblem… Or Is It?!
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Greatest Hits Compilation
Bonus Factors: Identity Theft, Evil Matriarch
(Anti-?) Bonus Factor: Dystopia
Relationship Status: Friends with Benefits

Cover Story: Standard Issue Dystopia Emblem… Or Is It?!

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BOOK REVIEW

MISTER BUD WEARS THE CONE by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Zorro and Mister Bud are quite a pair; readers will hope for more unpredictable but amusing adventures with them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Zorro the pug and his pal, Mister Bud, pair up again for their third amusingly understated adventure (Zorro Gets an Outfit, 2012, etc.), this time focusing on Mister Bud's unpleasant stint wearing an Elizabethan collar while a sore spot heals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID CARTER'S 100 by David Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A flap lifter's delight and a sure promoter of early numeracy. Count on repeat visits. (Novelty counting book. 1-2)"
Children will echo a certain Sesame Street character's "I love to count!" after lifting 100 numbered flaps to see as many different cartoon figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET TO WORK TRUCKS! by Don Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Busy, bright, and fun, with lots of opportunities to insert big-engine noises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Saturated paint that looks as though it was applied with a shovel—a shovel wielded with considerable dexterity, it should be mentioned—is laid on foam board and plaster to produce a visually joyous celebration of big equipment for young children just being introduced to the picture-book format. Read full book review >

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ZORRO GETS AN OUTFIT by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Mark this one 'to read.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Zorro the pug and his canine pal, Mr. Bud, return for a second adventure (Say Hello to Zorro, 2011), this time focusing on Zorro and an unwanted gift of a hooded cape similar to that worn by the masked outlaw. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HERMIT CRAB by Carter Goodrich
ANIMALS
Released: June 2, 2009

"Cinematic, full-bleed spreads of the sea floor in soft-hued colored pencil and watercolor effectively convey the perspective of a small creature in a big world. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"The hermit crab in this story didn't set out to be a hero." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CREATURE WAS STIRRING by Carter Goodrich
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are spectacular, but these original verses in casual, modern phraseology can't hold a candle to Moore's tried-and-true cadences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The familiar verses of "The Night before Christmas" are set in shiny gold letters on the left-hand pages of this atmospheric interpretation of the holiday classic, while Goodrich's rhymed quatrains set in a modern typeface serve as a counterpoint on facing right-hand pages. Read full book review >