Search Results: "Charlie Small"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Whether he'll get back home in time for tea is anybody's guess. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
On pages designed to look as if they come from a grubby notebook, an eight-year-old explorer records and illustrates fantastical adventures that start (and perhaps stay, to judge from internal hints) in his own backyard. Read full book review >

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LIVING HELL by Catherine Jinks
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"In a word—AWESOME. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Gleeful Alien-esque action adventure. Read full book review >

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DAREDEVIL DUCK by Charlie Alder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Simple, sweet, and very effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
He braves the wild and performs daring stunts...in his dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOOVER'S BRIDE by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As usual, Small displays both sharp wit and a lively imagination, but this is flat next to his other books, which are mostly about the value of being different rather than its perils. (Picture book. 6-8)"
More rhymed foolery from Small (George Washington's Cows, 1994, etc.), with an ending that may seem cold-hearted to some, and subtexts that don't bear too much scrutiny. Read full book review >

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STITCHES by David Small
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Graphic narrative at its most cathartic."
Emotionally raw, artistically compelling and psychologically devastating graphic memoir of childhood trauma. Read full book review >

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ZUBERT by Charlie Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"It's a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes, but don't get it for the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Attendees at a convention of extraterrestrials mingle with equally strange, large-headed children as young Zubert rides with his mother in her van to deliver flowers to the best hotels in London. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF THE BEST! THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF 2016'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS!
by John DeNardo

Internet readers are inundated with lots of lists throughout the year, but the end of the year is very special. That's the time when we see an overabundance of book-related "Best of the Year" lists. That's just fine by me. I love reading book lists to see what made the cut, what's different between lists, and how ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A MOMENT IN TIME by Bertrice Small
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"More popular diddly-squat, quite popular, from Small (Lost Love Found, 1989, etc.)."
Romantic twaddle that Small easily spins, with fantasy amid an airy narrative with the expected yodel of hyperventilating sex. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ENEMY by Charlie Higson
FICTION
Released: May 18, 2010

"Intrigue, betrayal and the basic heroic-teens-against-marauding-adults conflict give this work a high place on any beach-reading list. (Suspense. YA)"
Nearly two years ago, the world changed; everyone over 16 became horrifically ill and began to crave fresh meat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOIR BOY by Charlie Anders
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"This mostly ignored subject needs high-quality prose; one would hope that Berry's story, though memorable, foreshadows new—and tighter—entries. (Fiction. YA)"
Halfway between realism and fable, this groundbreaking and unflinching tale of teenage transsexualism falters from the lack of a cohesive voice and too much figurative language. Read full book review >