Search Results: "Charlotte Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

GOLD DIGGERS by Charlotte Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A lively, delightful reenactment of a signal era of 'Klondike mythology.'"
Tracing the crossed paths of six Klondikers caught up in "the last great gold rush in history." Read full book review >

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AMELIA GRAY
by Rachel Sugar

If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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WE ARE MORE THAN MACHINES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion
BFF Charm: Heck Yes
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Boy (Robot) Meets Girl
Bonus Factors: Space Colonies, Unlikely Team
Relationship Status: Stowaway

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion

I feel like this book should have come with special 3D-like glasses that make the title ...


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PAINTING THE STORY OF A SONG WITH CHARLOTTE RILEY-WEBB
by Julie Danielson

Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: CLAUDE ARNAUD
by Rhett Morgan

Even as a teenager, Jean Cocteau tried to calm worries about his future even as he would fly off in new and illogical directions stemming from his interests of the moment. “Never fear,” he wrote to his worried mother, “there is beneath my seeming frivolity something great and profound, which I have wanted to mask.” After that letter ...


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SUMMER, SUPERHEROES AND SUPERSTARS
by Bobbi Dumas

Everyone seen Wonder Woman yet? Yes? Good!

(No? Don’t tell me, just go see it.)

There have been so many great reviews written about this movie that I don’t need to pile anything on. (There’ve also been some awful reviews written about the movie, rebutted by some movie reviewers in articles worth reading, for anyone interested in such things. I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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 >