Search Results: "Cathy Day"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCUS IN WINTER by Cathy Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Funny and tough-minded, yet tender and touched with magic: this is a real find."
Day's wise, warmhearted debut reveals the private lives and secret yearnings of clowns, acrobats, and pinheads as they interact with the locals in a circus's midwestern off-season home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EIGHTH DAY by Dianne K. Salerni
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"A promising start to a new trilogy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Jax wakes to an empty world, believing that he is the sole survivor of some terrible event. However, his isolation ends after only one day when he wakes again to life as usual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY by A.L. Kennedy
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Living within Day's consciousness can be a claustrophobic reading experience."
In a novel set in the years after World War II, occasional flights of poetry can't compensate for a lack of narrative momentum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER BEACH DAY by Liesbet Slegers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Appealing nonfiction for the littlest learners. (Board book. 1-3)"
A toddler's introduction to the beach becomes a vehicle to present some basic concepts and vocabulary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"This finely layered novel succeeds more as a human-interest story than as a mystery."
A handwriting analyst is forced to face her own traumatic past in Rader-Day's (Little Pretty Things, 2015, etc.) latest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Hatred Day by T.S. Pettibone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2016

"The first gripping installment in a sci-fi series set in a future of fractious and dangerous alien apartheid."
A member of a visiting alien race becomes the subject of an orchestrated hunt on Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A RAINY DAY by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"An excellent concept book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Going beyond the usual water-cycle recapitulation, a well- regarded science author relays information a gifted parent or teacher might share on a walk in the rain: how oily feathers keep wet ducks comfortable while most animals shelter in dry places; why earthworms come out and what they do on the surface (sometimes seek a mate); what happens when a corrugated box gets wet; the reason for an umbrella's shape; the several places water may go after the rain stops; and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISHING DAY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of Natasha's seventh-grade successes is finally finishing a story; usually they are as unfinished as this one, first in a planned trilogy. Readers like her sisters will be eager to see where her story goes. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In sleepy Willow Hill, a girl's many wishes come true. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY THE FALLS STOOD STILL by Cathy Marie Buchanan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Buchanan's prose is elegant, but sentimentality limits her achievement."
First novel offers a romantic take on Niagara Falls life in the early 20th century, complete with old photographs to buttress the nostalgic mood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER DAY by David Levithan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A fast-paced, absorbing companion. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Waking up in a new body each day ain't easy—neither is trying to keep track of the person who does. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST DAY by Leilani Sparrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Ideal for new readers who are also new to school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Written in the first person in a rollicking rhyme, this look at a little bear's first school day will reassure those just starting preschool or kindergarten. Read full book review >