Search Results: "Caroline Adderson"


BOOK REVIEW

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The elements of a good story are present, but its telling lacks resonance, character development and depth of understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A mother who disappears, two brothers left alone and a seemingly kindly neighbor make up the ingredients of this unsuccessful story about troubled families. Read full book review >

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A SIMPLE CASE OF ANGELS by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Though paranormal explanations are only gently hinted at, the angelic twist at the conclusion is satisfyingly appropriate and more about human goodness than evangelizing—entirely in keeping with the book. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Since June Bug, Nicola's new dog, gets into way too much trouble, lately the girl's been worried that her pet will be sent away. Read full book review >

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NOT IN LOVE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Another chapter book that will readily brighten the day of emergent readers—or adults offering an extended read-aloud. (Fiction. 5-8)"
The trouble with girls is that they are prone to falling in love—and then they want to get married. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE IN TROUBLE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Another highly entertaining and enthusiastic outing in a series that's perfect for readers new to chapter books and as a captivating read-aloud. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Jasper John Dooley is being pretty Bad, but he's not entirely to blame. Read full book review >

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LEFT BEHIND by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Early chapter book or read-aloud, this effort will leave its audience with lots of smiles, too. (Fiction. 5-8)"
After Jasper John Dooley's beloved Nan goes on vacation without him, he goes pththth. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, ONE TO TEN by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A tad gooey, but with enough googly to tame the treacle factor. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a lullaby of love from the mother to the rumbustious child. Read full book review >

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EAT, LEO! EAT! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Food, family, stories: delizioso! (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nonna's tales about the stelline, chiancaredde and other shapes of pasta she serves entice a reluctant ragazzo to the dinner table.Read full book review >

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NORMAN, SPEAK! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Norman's rocking rump and hula dance are quite the highlights—it's a language everyone can understand. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture-book debut, novelist Adderson (Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love, 2014, etc.) provides an affectionate look into the surprises of bringing home a new pet. Read full book review >

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STAR OF THE WEEK by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Readers will identify with many of Jasper's comical, age-appropriate issues as he navigates the sometimes confusing complications of early primary school. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Jasper, an early-elementary student, is finally Star of the Week, but his enthusiastic expectations may exceed the reality of all that accompanies the treasured position. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SITTING PRACTICE by Caroline Adderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2008

"Quietly thoughtful, with surprising touches of humor and eroticism."
A loving couple recovers from a tragic accident in this gently humorous novel from Vancouver resident Adderson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUBLIC LIBRARY ENEMY #1 by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Another winning entry in an altogether satisfying series. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Jasper John Dooley is a Book Killer. Could there be anything worse than that?Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY STARTS HERE! by Caroline Merola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Nifty concept; imperfect execution. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A contrarian wolf insists on starting his story from back to front. Read full book review >