Search Results: "Carolyn Conahan"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS OLD VAN by Kim Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"This intergenerational romp filled with sight gags and puns will keep readers humming as they pore over each detail-packed page. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A flower-power VW bus races cross-country along crowded dirt lanes and city freeways to the tune of "This Old Man." Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DOGS by Carolyn Conahan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The new words to the old song provide a catchy alternative for musically inclined dog lovers, and there's a marmalade cat on every page to keep the cat lovers happy as well. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Conahan reworks the well-known words to the traditional Christmas carol to feature a canine crowd, beginning with "a pug puppy under the tree." Read full book review >

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THE BIG WISH by Carolyn Conahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2011

"Quirky and full of heart. (Picture book. 5-8)"
If wishes were dandelions, then... a whole town might go crazy. Read full book review >

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BUBBLE HOMES AND FISH FARTS by Fiona Bayrock
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

Bayrock's love of "way cool science" bubbles over in this surprisingly substantial book. Read full book review >

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INFINITE IN BETWEEN by Carolyn Mackler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Characters live, grow, and ultimately come of age in a beautifully constructed world. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A Breakfast Club-style, randomly assigned freshman orientation group experiences the highs and lows of four years of high school.Read full book review >

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MY OWN REVOLUTION by Carolyn Marsden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Inspired by a true story, this easily accessible novel should appeal to teens who, like Patrik, are keen observors of the chaos that surrounds them. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A vivid portrait of life under the Communist rule of 1960s Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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GUYAHOLIC by Carolyn Mackler
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Eye-opening as a sequel yet solid on its own, V's narration is simple and accessible as she learns to be brave. (Fiction. YA)"
Readers who know brazen, boy-crazy V from her aunt Mara's perspective (Vegan Virgin Valentine, 2004), will enjoy her first-person narration here, which reveals no inner brashness but rather a struggle for—and against—emotional distance. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW SHOW by Carolyn Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Complete with a commercial break and outtakes, this show's as packed with information as a good hard snowball. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Prima-donna snowman Chef Kelvin provides the chief ingredients in this playful look at snowflake-formation. Read full book review >

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PANDORA GETS JEALOUS by Carolyn Hennesy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"It won't be hard to sell this to Rick Riordan fans, though it reads a little younger. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In the first episode in a chick-lit hero-tale series dubbed "Mythic Misadventures," 13-year-old Pandora Atheneus Andromaeche Helena—Pandy, for short—"borrows" the fateful box from her father Prometheus for a school project, then is charged by Zeus to recapture the seven escaped evils—or else. Read full book review >

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ONCE A WITCH by Carolyn MacCullough
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2009

"Characters, setting, conflict—all develop nicely to create a light urban fantasy that goes down easy and will have readers asking for its sequel. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Growing up Talentless in a family of witches has been hard on Tamsin, particularly since her older, perfect sister Rowena oozes Talent. Read full book review >

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GWEN by Carolyn Pogue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Sprinkled with bits of poetry and song, this page-turner offers readers nary a dull moment. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
This rich historical novel presents readers with a plucky heroine who has the heart of a poet. Read full book review >