Search Results: "Cathy Worthington"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCH OVER THY CHILD by Cathy Worthington
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A well-written novel with a relatable main character, Worthington's story overcomes flat supporting characters to be an engrossing page-turner."
A young girl witnesses a crime at her small-town church in the 1950s, and the fallout swells to envelop the entire town. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"Although an academic, Worthington writes clearly, so readers looking to learn the latest historical view of two ancient immortals will be satisfied."
Most histories extolling Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) pay modest attention to his father, Philip II (382-336 B.C.), but Worthington (History and Classical Studies/Univ. of Missouri; Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece, 2012, etc.) gives him equal billing in this admirable, scholarly dual biography concentrating on politics and battles. Read full book review >

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NOAH CHASES THE WIND by Michelle Worthington
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An invitation to wonder, imagine and look at everything (humans included) in a new way. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy sees things a little differently than others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK LORD RISING by Raven R Worthington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"An ambitious but unsuccessful fantasy tale."
In the fantasy world of Alamptria, knights use magic swords to do battle with vampires in Worthington'sdebut novel, the first in a planned series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR BED, ISOBEL by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Additional stock for the plethora of books about bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This Australian import reworks the overused theme of toddler bedtime resistance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO’S YAWNING? by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"This overtly appealing concept book gives young readers the repetition they love, the fun of a guessing-game and a bedtime plot, but the chosen verb 'yawning' makes all the animal noises a cacophony of errors. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bright yellow endpapers enclose this lift-the-flap book in which a questioning pachyderm asks, "Who's yawning?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARLETT DEDD by Cathy Brett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Readers willing to stay with this slow-moving story won't find much new here other than good pictures. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Quirky illustrations and mildly dark humor isn't enough to overcome the pedestrian nature of this British horror novel. Read full book review >

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THE GRIZZLY SISTERS by Cathy Bellows
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Her misty landscapes and humorously depicted animals are less effective; still, the bumptious bears' changing expressions are amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two mischievous little bears do precisely what their mother has warned against: feeling wonderfully bold and strong, they frighten the beavers and tease the wolf cubs. Read full book review >

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WHEN, WHEN, WHEN WILL IT BE CHRISTMAS? by Cathy MacLennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A pleasant but forgettable effort. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A slight, rather confusing Christmas story about a group of children in costume performing a Christmas pageant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKY CHICKY CHOOK CHOOK by Cathy MacLennan
ANIMALS
Released: March 20, 2007

"The large type and elongated format add appeal and invite reading aloud and participation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
MacLennan's appealing cover immediately grabs attention with five, bright yellow chicks jigging against a brown background. Read full book review >