Search Results: "Carla Killough McClafferty"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2011

"Suggestions for further age-appropriate reading supplement an extensive bibliography. (timeline, source notes, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
With the goal of boosting interest in George Washington, in 2005 Mount Vernon commissioned three life-size reproductions of him at ages 19, 45 and 57. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"An interesting read that shines a light on a hitherto little-known figure. (appendix, source notes, bibliography, recommended further reading, recommended websites) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
At the behest of the Emergency Rescue Committee, a non-governmental organization, journalist Varian Fry traveled to Marseilles, France, in the summer of 1940. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 12, 2006

"There are many biographies of Curie; this one stands out in its shared focus on her discovery and its legacy. (notes, bibliography, web sites, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
An able biography tells, as the subtitle suggests, the stories of both Marie Curie and her famous discovery. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An important read for young athletes and the adults who care about them. (Nonfiction 11-18)"
A well-researched and readable informational text on sports concussions provides a strong case for greater understanding and awareness of their long-term effects. Read full book review >

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DOG MAGIC by Carla Golembe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The last line of the book lets readers in on the author's secret: This is a story about Golembe. (Picture book. 3-6)"
New shoes and a fear of dogs ordinarily do not go hand-in- hand, but they fit neatly into the plot of this first solo work from Golembe (illustrator of Jama Kim Rattigan's The Woman in the Moon, 1996, etc.), using her familiar sparkling tropical palette. ``Hot bananas!'' exclaims Molly when she discovers that her turquoise shoes with purple bows and pink and yellow stars are magic; all previous fear of dogs vanishes in a snap. Read full book review >

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SIGNAL TO NOISE by Carla Sinclair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"It's the desperate criminals and the heated flirting that induce boredom."
A mildly atmospheric snapshot of San Francisco's techno- publishing scene goes downhill fast when it devolves into a breathless kidnapping/romance. Read full book review >

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MATRICIDE by Carla Tomaso
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Too many themes jammed into one pointless and predictable volume."
Nothing new in this lesbian love story replete with violence, sexual abuse, flashbacks, and lots of bad poetry from Tomaso (The House of Real Love, 1992). Read full book review >

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DEFIANCE by Carla Jablonski
FICTION
Released: July 19, 2011

"A crisp, edge-of-your seat historical tale. (Historical graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
A sharp follow-up to Resistance (2010) takes place one year after French teenager Paul Tessier joined the Resistance and helped his Jewish friend Henri escape the Nazis. Read full book review >

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THE WORLDS OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Jr. Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 1992

"Myriad drawings, paintings, and woodcuts liven up the text a bit, but, for all its wads of information and mature historical perspective, this fails to break away from the quincentennial pack."
A solid but seriously uninspired study of the explorer's life and times, by two professors of history at the Univ. of Minnesota. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 1996

"Of special interest to sufferers, but also valuable to their families and to health professionals."
Words of comfort from a recovered hypochondriac whose own fear-filled years of suffering, eventual mental breakdown, and successful therapy demonstrate that this much-maligned ailment can be treated. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE by Carla Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Mawkish prose and blatantly contrived plot developments make this a disappointing debut."
A pandemic, a catastrophic snowstorm, a massive power outage and social breakdown play out in the microcosm of a Columbus, Ohio, suburb. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S ANGEL by Heather Killough-Walden
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"With numerous nefarious villains, fascinating supernatural abilities and details, and an action-packed plot all serving the sweet yet sexy romantic core of the story, this book will keep its intended paranormal-romantic-suspense audience entertained and engaged."
Archangel Azrael, the former Angel of Death, has been on Earth for thousands of years searching for his destined mate, so he's surprised when finding Sophie makes him more vulnerable and frustrated, not less; they'll both need to exorcize some demons—actual and psychological—before they can find happiness. Read full book review >