Search Results: "Carrie Clickard"


BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC FOR SALE by Carrie Clickard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"One-stop shopping for all your elixir, potion, and spellcasting needs. Jinxes 50 percent off! (Picture book. 6-9)"
What would the stock of a magic shop be like? Young Georgie McQuist gets an eyeful one night when he lingers after closing time. Read full book review >

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VICTRICIA MALICIA by Carrie Clickard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Though swelly seas occasionally threaten, overall, it's smooth-enough sailing here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ahoy, mateys; there's one determined young girl aboard this pirate ship. Read full book review >

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DUMPLING DREAMS by Carrie Clickard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fascinating historical character is presented in terms easy for young children to appreciate, and requests to experiment with dumpling dough will certainly ensue. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
One of America's most famous 20th-century immigrants, Joyce Chen, gained notoriety the hard way. Read full book review >

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BAD HAIR DAY by Carrie Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"When characters respond to the possibility of a werewolf preying on their town with lines like 'You don't understand.…I'm Team Edward!' what's not to love? (Horror humor. 13 & up)"
Kate Grable can't catch a break. Read full book review >

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BAD TASTE IN BOYS by Carrie Harris
FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"A hilarious frolic, especially for fans of Shaun of the Dead. (Zombie humor. 12 & up)"
A geeky girl gets the guy in this comic romp through a high school infested with zombies. Read full book review >

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VOICES OF DRAGONS by Carrie Vaughn
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Once the action gets going—the military is moving in on Dragon, the dragons are gearing up for war, people are getting killed and only Kay and Artegal (the dragon) have any hope of averting disaster—this is a fast-paced read; sadly, it takes way too long to get there and any real payoff is saved for later volumes. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
What is it about dragons in the western United States (Robin McKinley's Dragonhaven, 2007, and, to a lesser extent, Patricia Wrede's Thirteenth Child, 2009), and when will someone figure out how to make these stories really soar? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEED by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Twi-lite. (Fantasy. YA)"
Leaving behind her warmly quirky realism to jump on the supernatural-romance bandwagon, Jones leans too hard on overly recognizable motifs. Read full book review >

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CONFINEMENT by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2004

"Much too much: an elegant and intensely moving story gets bogged down in its own ruminations."
Brooding and elegiac account of an Austrian refugee who begins a new life in America but can't get free of either his troubled memories or his bad luck. Read full book review >

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MARTIANS ABROAD by Carrie Vaughn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Reading far more like a book for young teenagers than one with a strictly adult audience, this easygoing adventure has an affable appeal."
Vaughn (Dreams of the Golden Age, 2014, etc.) offers a stand-alone that finds a Martian colonist struggling to adapt to life on Earth. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SPARK by Carrie Bloomston
Released: Nov. 14, 2014

"A sparkling blueprint for stimulating creativity."
A professional artist presents a guide to unlocking one's inspiration and inventiveness. Read full book review >

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INSTANT WINNER by Carrie Fountain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Suited to an audience of like-minded, weary-to-the-bone readers who will find much to sympathize with in these pages."
Poems that commemorate, if not exactly celebrate, the state of motherhood. Read full book review >