Search Results: "Catherine Stier"


BOOK REVIEW

CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The author deftly addresses the high-interest topics for fledgling teens as her characters struggle to cope with such universal issues as peer pressure, handling bullies and the true nature of friendship. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Picture-book author Stier (If I Ran for President, illustrated by Lynne Avril, 2007, etc.) transitions to tween novels with this savvy exposé of the perils of clandestine groups. Read full book review >

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BARNABY THE BEDBUG DETECTIVE by Catherine Stier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Overall, a reassuring introduction to a potentially scary subject, and just the thing for a family that needs 'something on bedbugs.' (afterword, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Barnaby is a rescue dog who is adopted and trained as a bedbug-searching detection dog in this informative story on a current, widespread woe. Read full book review >

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IF I RAN FOR PRESIDENT by Catherine Stier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"It's enough to make you consider lowering the age requirement by about 30 years. (Picture book. 6-9)"
No scandal mongering or shady PACs weasel their way into Stier's bright-eyed story of running for the office of president. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S BUGGING NURSE PENNY? by Catherine Stier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Might incite some sympathy scratching but worth inclusion in most collections. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What is wrong with Nurse Penny? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODAY ON ELECTION DAY by Catherine Stier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Future voters of the world, unite. The vote, Stier makes clear, is a great gift we have given ourselves. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A proudly buoyant tour of Election Day in the U.S.A. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATHERINE DE MEDICI by Leonie Frieda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"Persuasive rehabilitation of Catherine, not as a nice woman, but as a shrewd leader who did what she had to."
Scholarly but lively biography of the Italian-born queen who ruled France as regent during 30 years of bitter religious warfare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATIENCE, PRINCESS CATHERINE by Carolyn Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Catherine was the mother of the queen known as Bloody Mary, and readers who know the rest of the Young Royals series will certainly be engaged by this one. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
Meyer continues her first-person series about the Tudor women, this one in the voice of Catalina, known as Catherine of Aragon, who was a young teen when she was sent from Spain in 1501 to be married to Arthur, eldest son of the King of England. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY by Karen Cushman
Released: April 18, 1994

"Historical note. (Fiction. 12+)"
Unwillingly keeping a journal at the behest of her brother, a monk, Birdy (daughter of a 13th-century knight) makes a terse first entry—"I am bit by fleas and plagued by family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATHERINE THE GREAT by Robert K. Massie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Despite these lowbrow historical techniques, Massie delivers a fascinating account of dog-eat-dog politics in 18th-century Europe and the larger-than-life Russian empress who gave as good as she got."
Roughly every decade since Nicholas and Alexandra (1967), popular historian Massie (Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea, 2003, etc.) publishes a fat volume of European history for an eager readership; his latest will not disappoint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CATHERINE WHEEL by Elizabeth Harrower
Released: July 14, 2015

"Rich and rewarding."
The latest reissue from the author of In Certain Circles (2014) and The Watch Tower (1966).Read full book review >