Search Results: "Charlotte Bronte"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"An intriguing idea for a mashup, but ultimately not a good match."
A lit-erotic mashup of Jane Eyre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGIN FOR MURDER by Bronte Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 1993

"Still, a respectable first effort."
A competent debut, set in the London publishing world, begins with the murder of Gilman Press editorial director Adrian Lynch, whose body is discovered by newly hired editor Aphra Colquhoun, who then becomes the CID's chief suspect—largely because she'd once been convicted of murder (committed in self-defense, actually, and she lost an eye in the fight). Read full book review >

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KIRBY'S JOURNAL by Charlotte Caldwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This pseudo-journal makes a clever invitation to a possible lifetime passion. (index) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Kirby records close observations of butterflies made in her grandparents' Charleston, South Carolina, backyard during a summer vacation that is as good as a safari. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAY IT! by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Zolotow's text was first published in 1980, but it still resonates with today's parents and children, particularly as imagined by Voake. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As a mother and daughter enjoy "a golden, windy autumn day," the daughter urges her mother to "say it." Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURES OF INDIA MCALLISTER by Charlotte Agell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2010

"Enjoyable, engaging and emotionally resonant. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Growing up in small-town Maine, fourth grader India McAllister plans to have real adventures someday, but, for the present, daily life provides some accidental ones. Read full book review >

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WORRY BEAR by Charlotte Dematons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, bear lovers will want to snuggle up to Worry Bear, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wide awake in the wee hours of the morning, Worry Bear sits perched on his shelf in the dark toy store—take a minute to find him among the multitudes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GINGER by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is a simple tale, paced to perfection, while its parallels to the arrival of a new baby in a household give it a practical dimension. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flawless tale of two cats, well-suited to story hours, to be read and reread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. DAVIES AND THE BABY by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Readers will want to take Mr. D. for a walk anytime; Voake would be wise to unleash him again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Davies, a spry little terrier, decides to go along with his neighbor, a young mother, when she takes her baby for a stroll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TABITHA’S TERRIFICALLY TOUGH TOOTH by Charlotte Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Accompanied by her faithful feline, Tabitha is as much fun to watch as she is to read about. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Middleton's quirky debut features a spunky heroine and her troublesome, tenacious tooth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO TWINS by Charlotte Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"The simple text, set in an oversized type, is complemented by illustrations outlined in bold strokes and filled in with soft, expressive watercolors, creating an enjoyable storytime experience. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Move over Dick and Jane: "Here are the twins / This is Charlotte. / This is Simon. / They're not like each other at all." Read full book review >

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ENRICO STARTS SCHOOL by Charlotte Middleton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

A conventional message, served up with unusual simplicity and low-key humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO YOU STILL LOVE ME? by Charlotte Middleton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"That Dudley comes round to Pequito's presence is never in doubt, but the magnificently heroic way in which he does that is immensely satisfying, both to Dudley and to the reader. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The old new-sibling/pet-in-the-house formula is given an original twist when Pequito the chameleon moves in, disturbing Dudley the dog's sublime peace. Read full book review >