Search Results: "Carol Dines"


BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN’S SOPRANO by Carol Dines
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Riveting in both action and description. (Historical fiction. YA)"
In the late 17th century, Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated her throne, became a Catholic and moved to Rome, where she ruled a quarter in the city and jockeyed for power with Pope Innocent XI. Read full book review >

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TALK TO ME by Carol Dines
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"They and their families are wrestling with the rest of life as well as adolescence, in stories that hone in on a moment in time and map from it a future of myriad possibilities. (Short stories. 13-15)"
A collection of clear-eyed stories that are full of promise. Read full book review >

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TRUE GRIT
by Myra Forsberg

Classic Western figures like John Wayne’s stubborn cattle rancher in Howard Hawks’ Red River, Lorne Greene’s stirring patriarch in Bonanza, and James Arness’ laconic Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke galvanize the big and small screens. But this genre’s books also offer plenty of intense characters to savor. Kirkus Indie recently reviewed two Western novels and a novella filled with bracing ...


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ONE, TWO, THREE... CRAWL! by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple but effective celebration of the thrill that comes with moving under one's own steam. Get ready for repeat readings. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Spare text and dynamic illustrations pair well in this ode to crawling. Read full book review >

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HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Carol Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A first purchase. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-8)"
Just 11 of the most familiar rhymes, each spread over four pages with a strategically placed peephole in the middle leaf. Read full book review >

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CACTUS by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

A clear, visually attractive introduction by the author of several fine nature titles. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfect for toting along to the park, no matter what the weather. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Limited, clear text and matching illustrations are the highlights of this offering for active toddlers. Read full book review >

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BACKYARD BIRDS OF WINTER by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"If you are going to daydream, you might as well be informed, and Lerner gives young birders all the needed tools. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
An excellent introduction to the birds found on or around the feeder in winter. Read full book review >

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BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >

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ON THE WING by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"This is super science, beautifully presented. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
"About five billion land birds from five hundred species leave their North American nesting area to spend the winter farther south," according to Lerner (My Indoor Garden, 1999, etc.), but that's only part of the story told in this remarkable look at bird migration. Read full book review >

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THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE by Carol Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Jones (Hickory Dickory Dock, 1992, etc.) provides a sophisticated orchestration of a simple tune. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The hare is the biggest braggart in the forest. Read full book review >