Search Results: "Charlotte Middleton"


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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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NIBBLES' GARDEN by Charlotte Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"While this lacks the science found in many other caterpillar-to-butterfly titles, it has a charm that cannot be replicated. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Discouraged by the caterpillars eating the dandelion leaves he worked so hard to grow in his first adventure (Nibbles, 2010), Nibbles and his new neighbor, Posie, decide to keep them as pets. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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CHARLOTTE by David Foenkinos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2016

"A searing portrait of a brilliant artist that doesn't reveal anything new about its subject."
Charlotte Salomon, a real-life German Jewish artist, created a small but radiant body of work before dying in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2005

"A larger-than-life story, told with panache."
Shevelow (English/Univ. of Calif., San Diego) reconstructs the life of a colorful, cross-dressing thespian. Read full book review >

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SUMMER BEAT by Betsy Franco
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2007

"This sunny enterprise is capped off with nice, non-linear design that features varied type fonts and the creative placement of words on the big pages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Poet and anthologist Franco combines rhyming couplets with alliterative sound effects and dialogue in an energetic tribute to the sensations of summer. Read full book review >

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LUCKY SOCKS by Carrie Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Absolutely top drawer—even though Kevin didn't find his socks there. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This sly story about a little boy and his lucky socks is one of those genuine pleasures that bring an unexpected smile to your face. Read full book review >

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FROZEN CHARLOTTE by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The strong premise is weakened by pace-killing subplots imbued with the sensibility of a romance novel."
Who is the very quiet woman with the very quiet baby in the very noisy Accident and Emergency department of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital? Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature."
Accomplished biographer Harman (Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, 2010, etc.) returns with a lively account of the life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).Read full book review >