Search Results: "Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SPELLING BEE BEFORE RECESS by Deborah Lee Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A blooper. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's down to the final three. Can "The Slugger" win the big spelling bee? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN CREEPY MONSTERS by Carey F.  Armstrong-Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Best for younger readers who prefer thrills and chills with an occasional giggle. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This countdown romp begins with a front-cover portrait of 10 smiling and grimacing monsters before they set forth on their perilous adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR SLUG STARTS SCHOOL by Carey Armstrong-Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A sluggy, but not at all sluggish, variation on the familiar 'first day' theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to an overly enthusiastic "Fairy Slugmother," young Seymour gets over his first day jitters—though not quite in the way he expects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Even children who don't share Prudy's addiction in some measure (if there are any) will pore over her deliciously quirky collections in this light-hearted debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A fiber artist successfully switches to paint and colored pencil for this breezy tale of a child with an extreme case of collectivitis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS TUTU'S STAR by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Pink glitter on the cover doesn't quite elevate this to the level of necessary purchase. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little spike-haired Selena so loves dance that her mother enrolls her in Miss Tutu's ballet school, where she demonstrates passion and style but no grace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A great start. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful counting book modeled on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Readers will get an enormous kick out of seeing what they do in each busy spread, and they won't care if the scansion sometimes stutters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"On the twelfth day of springtime, / my teacher gave to me / TWELVE flags for flapping, / eleven stones for stepping, / ten words for rhyming, / … / and a garden to water carefully." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWELVE DAYS OF WINTER by Deborah Lee Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Sure to be loved by students and teachers alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Those hysterical kindergartners are back with even more personality in this delightful wintry sequel to The Twelve Days of Kindergarten (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL BE HOME SOON by Luanne Armstrong-Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Underdeveloped writing collides with a too-familiar plot. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When 13-year-old Regan's mother disappears, the girl is forced to fend for herself as she desperately tries to figure out whom she can trust. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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OUR LIPS ARE SEALED
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Sekret (Sekret #1)by Lindsay Smith

Cover Story: Zip It, Big Face Features

BFF Charms: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Truth and Vran'ye*

Bonus Factors: Russian 101, Space Race

Relationship Status: Comrades

 

Cover Story: Zip It, Big Face Features

This cover isn’t your typical Big Face, since there’s no actual boundary of a ...


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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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