Search Results: "Carrie Hartman"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE ARE ALL THE MINNESOTANS? by Karlyn Coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"A peek into how people in the northern Midwest cope with their long, frigid winters with good humor, celebrations, sports, and activities until summer finally arrives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There is nothing subtle about a picture book that asks, "Where are all the Minnesotans? Is it too cold to go outside?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CLOCK STRUCK ONE by Trudy Harris
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its emphasis on the hours, this has great potential for the youngest audiences. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Harris's latest math-concept book (Splitting the Herd, 2008, etc.) expands "Hickory Dickory Dock" into a 12-hour romp throughout the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IZZY THE WHIZ AND PASSOVER MCCLEAN by Yael Mermelstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A humorous if silly way to introduce the concept of removing any leavened foods from the home as part of pre-holiday preparation. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Eager to help his overworked, stressed mother during the pre-Passover spring cleaning, a little boy invents a super vacuum-type machine that does more than a clean sweep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2015

"Dragon fiction has never flown higher. Seraphina's adventures may be over, but here's hoping there are more Goreddi tales to come. (map, cast of characters, glossary) (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Having come to terms with her own heritage, both dragon and human, Seraphina is back for more, following her eponymous first outing (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"These gifted players sadly remain too faceless."
The saga of the first-call Los Angeles session musicians who powered some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"One soldier's chaotic life serves as an instructive microcosm of the American military experience in Vietnam."
Hartman effectively captures the hectic life at a medical clearinghouse in this exhaustive journal of his in country experiences during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"A provocative work, tinged with sadness and anger."
Somber meditation by a descendant of slaves who journeyed to Africa to understand her past. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TESS OF THE ROAD by Rachel Hartman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Like Tess' journey, surprising, rewarding, and enlightening, both a fantasy adventure and a meta discourse on consent, shame, and female empowerment. (dramatis personae, glossary; not seen) (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
Hartman returns to Goredd with the tale of another young woman who breaks the rules in search of herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Month of Sundays by Paula Hartman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"These wise, well-crafted inspirational essays, worth any Christian's time, should prove especially relevant to busy women."
A debut devotional book blends anecdotes, thoughts on incorporating faith into everyday life, and recipes. Read full book review >