Search Results: "Callie Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE ALL by Callie Wright
Released: June 25, 2013

"Inhabiting an appealing if familiar scenario, this is a novel long on empathy but missing the spark of animation."
A sympathetic debut charts the days following a matriarch's death during which three generations of the same family see their settled lives begin to splinter. Read full book review >

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Blood & Roses Series Book One by Callie Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"Fast-paced and sex-crazed; a wild ride for the protagonists and their fans."
From author Hart (Fallen, 2014, etc.) comes an erotic crime novel featuring an unlikely pair of heroes. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING LAND by Callie Bates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Given that Bates had such magical material to work with, her lack of depth and ingenuity is disappointing."
In this debut novel, a young woman must rediscover her ancient powers of earth magic to save a kingdom. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SEED by Callie Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Lacking in consistency and coherence, this effort remains an interesting concept unsuccessfully executed. (Board book. 2-4)"
The life story of a seed is set in a biblical context. Read full book review >

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JESUS SAVES ME by Callie Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2014

"The inferior book design and dense text do not serve this Bible verse well. (Board book. 2-4)"
An exegesis of John 10:14-16 for toddlers. Read full book review >

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AMY AND THE MISSING PUPPY by Callie Barkley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"With four likable, diverse characters and the surefire appeal of cute puppies and other pets, the Critter Club is off to a promising start. (Mystery. 5-7)"
Amy, left alone while her friends travel or are otherwise occupied during break, solves a mystery in this series opener. Read full book review >

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THE ORCHESTRA PIT by Johanna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Back at the right pit, the snake twists into a treble clef—a charming endnote. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A snake meandering into "the wrong pit" leads readers through this appealing introduction to an orchestra and its instruments—brass, wind instruments, strings and percussion. Read full book review >

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BUNNIES ON ICE by Johanna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A healthy if impersonal dose of self-affirmation delivered by a cast with long, fetching bunny ears. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bursting with confidence, a young skater describes what it takes to be a champion (at least in her own mind) in this wobbly but amusing manifesto. Read full book review >

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BANDITS by Johanna Wright
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"An enjoyable take on a nocturnal, urban animal's habits in an accessible story that, with illustrations in better sync, might have resulted in a refreshing outcome. Unfortunately, the result here is pedestrian. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rascally raccoons plunder and play in the night without consequence in Wright's (The Secret Circus, 2009) latest work. Read full book review >

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JAKE STARTS SCHOOL by Michael Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"The preposterously shaped characters, pithy rhymes and the many emotions expressed by just a few differently drawn lines make this an enjoyable graphic experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Bug-eyed Jake is back (Jake Stays Awake, 2007) with another problem in this very funny addition to the canon of stories about starting kindergarten. Read full book review >

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A TOWER OF GIRAFFES by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel—or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
From a gaggle of geese to an ostentation of peacocks, a gathering of collective nouns. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET CIRCUS by Johanna Wright
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"A quiet, comforting debut, best shared snuggled close together. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Somewhere, beneath the twinkling lights of Paris, there is a circus. Read full book review >