Search Results: "Carolyn Beck"


BOOK REVIEW

BECK by Mal Peet
Released: April 11, 2017

"Heartbreaking, hopeful, and inspired. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Beck escapes institutional violence and discrimination and mends his spirit through lonely travels across the 1920s Canadian prairie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD WAS A PICKER by Carolyn Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Mission accomplished. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Booger Boy, as the neighbors not-so-affectionately call him, is unable to stop his horrible habit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 15, 2013

"Stellar fiction about hard living during the Depression."
Fitzjerrell's (The Dividing Season, 2012) engaging tale depicts a Texas town during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELLINGTON'S RAINY DAY by Carolyn Beck
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"This is one for only the strong of stomach or Xtreme dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beck's attempts to gross out readers continue with her latest, seemingly innocuous title, about a hungry dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT SQUEAK by Carolyn Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"The length of the story and the age of the protagonists gear it toward older readers, who, if they can get past the picture-book format, will find much that resonates. (Picture book. 9-12)"
An old bike becomes the touchstone for remembering a lost friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISGRUNTLING OF GILBERT BECK by Kirt Dreher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2011

"A playful romp full of pithy dialogue."
A humorous debut novel about a self-appointed detective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BUNNY IN THE BALLET by Robert Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Alas, not the stuff of dreams for balletomane readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Toe shoes and tutus are the stuff of dreams for a rabbit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIERRE LE POOF! by Andrea Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It's a charming enough canine caper, but, like Pierre, it lacks the vigor of the classic Harry the Dirty Dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pampered poodle dreams of running free while his owner preps him to be a champion show-dog in this first of a projected series of Pierre adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEPITO THE BRAVE by Scott Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sly, assuring, and paint-box bright, this is a snappy salute to independence and adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Newcomer Beck's book has two winning ingredients: an engaging, spunky main character and the kind of color last seen 50 years ago on fruit-crate labels: buffed but with bite, the better to get your attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT’S NOISY NIGHT by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 802) or the shelf full of other takes on the theme. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The plush moose gets past another common domestic challenge in this seventh outing in the industry known as Elliot (Elliot Gets Stuck, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT’S BATH by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Fans of the books will not be disappointed, but there's not much else to recommend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Several stuffed animals run into a problem when Socks the monkey inadvertently spills paint on herself and on Elliot the plush moose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIPPING THE VALET by K.K. Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Beck is back, and lovers of the antic, the manic, and the just plain off-the-wall will revel in her return."
Beck (We Interrupt This Broadcast, 1997, etc.) takes another mordant look at the underemployed in this tale of a car jockey who drives everyone crazy. Read full book review >