Search Results: "Catherine Stier"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYLVIA AND BIRD by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"In all, though, it may impress the adult eye more than a child's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tale about friendship, Sylvia the dragon is lonely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN WILL IT BE SPRING? by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Walter's illustrations are scene-stealers, with their terrific evocations of wild landscapes and the creatures Alfie encounters- -bat, mink, wolf, lynx—during his midwinter investigations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter approaches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUGUSTUS AND HIS SMILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Too bad the story isn't quite as strong as the visuals. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Arresting art props up sketchy, uninspired writing in this tale of a tiger who sets out in search of his lost smile. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NOAH WEBSTER by Catherine Reef
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Thorough, well-documented, and smoothly written. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This biography covers the life and times of Noah Webster—whose name has become synonymous with "dictionary"—from his humble farmhouse birth in 1758 to his death, surrounded by loved ones, in 1843. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIDA & DIEGO by Catherine Reef
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Compelling reading for art lovers. (timeline, source notes, bibliography; index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The intertwined creative and personal lives of two trailblazing artists whose lifestyles were as avant-garde as their work. Read full book review >