Search Results: "Carol Pack"


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Second Chronicles of Illumination by C. A. Pack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"The stakes have never been higher in Pack's inventive epic."
Pack's encore batch of riveting adventures about an interdimensional library system. Read full book review >

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GRRRLS ON THE SIDE by Carrie Pack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2017

"Like the riot-grrrl movement itself, unsubtle but full of heart. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast finds herself in the riot-grrrl scene. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA by Mary Fisk Pack
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An interesting concept poorly executed. Skip this series. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
One of six books in a series that aims to get girls interested in female historical figures. Read full book review >

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The Artsy Girl—in Bronze by T. A. Pack
Released: May 22, 2014

"A fun, G-rated, feel-good launch to a series sure to please teen audiences and those who appreciate the winning combination of art and good intentions."
In this YA fiction offering, a gaggle of misfit teenagers colorfully merges art and determination with a young go-getter at the helm. Read full book review >

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"Pack's teen curators grow a bit wiser, and more lovable, in this latest volume."
In the latest volume of Pack's (Becoming Johanna, 2016, etc.) YA fantasy series, curators Johanna and Jackson try to stave off a Terrorian invasion of the interdimensional library system.

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Released: April 29, 2014

"Come for the literary sights and sounds, stay for Pack's miraculously fine-tuned imagination."
Pack's (Evangeline's Ghost, 2013, etc.) compilation includes the first five stories in a whimsical series about a library where books come to life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 1992

"Despite occasional repetition and much melodrama, a mesmerizing peek into China's veiled backstage politics. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs; map—not seen.)"
A compelling and well-detailed biography of Kang Sheng, Mao's sadistic, Machiavellian head of secret police. Read full book review >

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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THE YEARBOOK by Carol Masciola
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"An entertaining, undemanding time-travel romance. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A troubled girl in foster care believes she has finally found where she belongs when she travels in time back to 1923. Read full book review >

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RAVENCLIFFE by Carol Goodman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Rife with atmosphere, adventure and romance, this is a fantasy world worth getting lost in for a while. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Half-breed Darkling Avaline Hall makes a triumphant return in the second installment of the Blythewood series. Read full book review >