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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TIPS ON HAVING A GAY (EX) BOYFRIEND by Carrie Jones
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Clumsy comma splices and absences, along with awkward repetition, distract from an emotional story that's otherwise true at heart. (Fiction. YA)"
This touching tale about a teenage girl whose boyfriend turns out to be gay is marred by prose that is seemingly unedited. Read full book review >

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GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"But readers will respond to the self-aware but vulnerable Lily as she grows over time into her own unique hero. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a quirky but deliberate voice both serious and funny, Lily navigates her complicated life by writing to John Wayne. Read full book review >

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ENTICE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of the first two will continue to swoon, enjoying prose that's idiosyncratically casual (Valhalla feels 'ungettable') and indulgently, oh-so-teen-like angsty ('Your sigh smells like sorrow'). (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Jones picks up directly after the end of Captivate (2010), when Zara allowed Astley to kiss her and turn her into a pixie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COVER THE BUTTER by Carrie Kabak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2005

"Kabak's gift for describing wonderful food and décor, and her way of encapsulating decades in a few swift strokes, take this tale beyond the standard middle-age revenge formula."
A woman in her 40s sheds toxic parents and boorish husband for Provençal sun. Read full book review >

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THE DARK by Carrie Brown
Released: April 21, 1995

"It would help to miss the Sixties a lot before you dip in."
Five teenaged kids set up a still on the grounds of the old Sunstrike commune in the hills of Washington and drink themselves silly. Read full book review >

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EVERYMAN’S RULES FOR SCIENTIFIC LIVING by Carrie Tiffany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"Lapidary prose and keen historical feeling make it hard to believe this is a first novel."
Young wife confronts her husband's emotional failings Down Under. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE'S GARDEN by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"A warm, remarkably surefooted debut. (Author tour)"
A wise, surprisingly deft, fablelike first novel celebrating the rejuvenating effects of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Bebris cleverly entwines the characters from Persuasion in the sixth of her mysteries (The Matters at Mansfield, 2008, etc.) based on Jane Austen's beloved novels. The mystery, written in Austen's style, conceals many suspects in a cloak of respectability."
A visit to Lyme draws the sleuthing Darcy family into a difficult and dangerous situation. Read full book review >

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Death on Windmill Way by Carrie Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"An appealing, three-dimensional heroine and some clever plot twists make this an enjoyable, quick read."
In this mystery novel, somebody's been killing the proprietors of a prestigious inn, and the newest innkeeper is determined to find out why before she becomes the next victim. Read full book review >