Search Results: "Charlotte Doyle"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU CAN'T CATCH ME by Charlotte Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"You can almost hear the giggles. (Picture book. 2-3)"
This entry in the Harper Growing Tree series has a text modeled on "There was a little turtle," and several other hand rhymes. Read full book review >

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THE BOUNCING, DANCING, GALLOPING ABC by Charlotte Doyle
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2006

"The pictures are appealing, but the absence of any girls or ethnic minorities could narrow the book's potential audience. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Doyle offers a simple but refreshingly rare variation on the traditional alphabet book (or classroom chart), which focuses on objects or nouns as the examples of the letters. Read full book review >

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SUPERMARKET! by Charlotte Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Little ones will love this. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Riding high in a shopping cart, a toddler tears up the grocery store in this satisfying romp. Read full book review >

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A B SEE by Elizabeth Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"While the tiny images will make this a challenge for young babies, the large number of objects to identify means they will return to it again and again as their vocabularies expand. (Board book. 1-4)"
Hundreds of tiny, subtly raised images to study and name make a lovely, tactile alphabet book that can be enjoyed far longer than most ABC books. Read full book review >

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PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1993

"A work of maturity and grace."
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response that is at the heart of childhood. Read full book review >

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OH, PLAY THAT THING by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"An uncharacteristic misstep in a brilliant writer's estimable career."
Terrorist Henry Smart, the memorable IRA antihero of Doyle's superb sixth novel (A Star Called Henry, 1999) makes an imperfect conquest of America in this widely ranging sequel. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC by Tom Doyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"A great way to better understand the man behind the garish glasses and platform boots."
Veteran rock journalist Doyle (Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s, 2014, etc.) continues his foray into the 1970s music scene with a compelling profile of an unlikely rock star. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Impressive feats from an important soldier, but the book has the ring of an official military account."
The inspiring story of one soldier in Iraq in 2006 determined to make peace with warring tribal factions. Read full book review >

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NIBBLES by Charlotte Middleton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Published as Christopher Nibble in the United Kingdom in 2009, this should please readers on this side of the Atlantic as well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Like all the other guinea pigs in Dandeville, Nibbles loves dandelion leaves, eating them for every meal until they've nearly disappeared—there's only one left! Read full book review >

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TO THE ISLAND by Charlotte Agell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Vivid yellows and intense turquoise blues convey the beauty of an island retreat, and the peaceful trip home at day's end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adventurous quartet embarks upon a sailing expedition to an island oasis for a day of fun. Read full book review >

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COURTSHIP & CURSES by Marissa Doyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"It's considerably more aristocratic and less nuanced than Austen's middle-class world, but Austenites—especially those whose favorite scenes involve shopping and balls—won't mind. (author's note) (Historical fantasy romance. 12 & up)"
Though it bucks the fan-fiction trend of making Jane Austen a character (often of the undead variety), this cheery Regency fantasy qualifies as major homage. Read full book review >

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STRAY VOLTAGE by Eugenie Doyle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"Doyle is an exciting new voice and definitely someone to watch. (Fiction. 10 +)"
This simply drawn portrait of an 11-year-old boy pulls readers into the loneliness of a child coping with his mother's absence and his father's neglect. Read full book review >