Search Results: "Cambria Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

PART-TIME PRINCESS by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"If there is to be yet another plucky-princess story, this one offers a pleasing blend of fancy and realism and allows mom to get into the act, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
By day, she's a girl with spelling tests and a little brother who breaks her crayons; by night, a princess who can "slide down a fire pole in a frilly skirt." Read full book review >

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MARTHA MOTH MAKES SOCKS by Cambria Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2006

"The menu might not appeal to young readers, but the camaraderie will; pair this with any rendition of 'The Little Red Hen' for contrast. (Picture book. 6-8)"
So wrapped up in planning her birthday party that she almost forgets to buy food, Martha rushes out to pick up a tasty scarf, some yummy looking yarn and other delectables—only to discover after getting the provender home that it's too delicious-looking to wait. Read full book review >

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BONE SOUP by Cambria Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Evans's smiling, round-headed ghasts will terrify no one; the black-and-bile palette provides all the Halloween atmosphere young readers could desire. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Finnigin the monster is something of an itinerant Eater, carrying his eating stool, spoon and, of course, "gigantic eating mouth" with him wherever he goes. Read full book review >

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STUEY LEWIS AGAINST ALL ODDS by Jane Schoenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Stuey is just the right kind of friend—confident and independent—for any third grader. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Stuey is back! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Stuey's fans will be crossing their fingers for a sequel. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Stuey Lewis is filled with angst about reading, Halloween, soccer and one annoying classmate in this big-hearted tale of second grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale."
Evans (Deadly Reunion, 2011, etc.) creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAGE AGAINST THE MESHUGENAH by Danny Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Tedious and ultimately mediocre."
A nice Jewish boy reflects on his experiences with depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREEZING by Penelope Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Maybe, but meanwhile Evans uses every word of her novel to immerse its mousy hero more deeply into his death-in-life."
A lonely morgue photographer's fixation on a late client unleashes madness and violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"For women who need help dealing with the sexual power struggles of their relationship."
A creative catalyst for remedying an ailing sex life. Read full book review >