Search Results: "Chris Cavender"


BOOK REVIEW

A PIZZA TO DIE FOR by Chris Cavender
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"Cavender (Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder, 2010, etc.) offers another slice of the same old pie—reasonable fare, but nothing to excite the taste buds."
Sisters can't stay out of trouble when their amateur sleuthing gets out of hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REST IN PIZZA by Chris Cavender
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Despite a predictable plot, the increasing mastery of action and flow suggest that Cavender (A Pizza to Die For, 2011, etc.) is hitting her stride."
Sisters team up to investigate the murder of a celebrity chef in their small town. Even closer, actually. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEPPERONI PIZZA CAN BE MURDER by Chris Cavender
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Cavender's second (A Slice of Murder, 2009) is a middle-of-the-road cozy featuring two pleasant sisters who get involved in some improbable situations."
A pizza-shop owner and her sister make it their business to track down a killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MISSING DOUGH by Chris Cavender
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Deep into this series (Killer Crust, 2012, etc.), Cavender hits his stride with a balance between ongoing plot and situational mystery, though longtime readers should have no trouble sussing out the guilty party."
An unwelcome ex brings trouble to sisters, who must investigate his murder to clear the names of those they love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER CRUST by Chris Cavender
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"A bit more abrupt in its pacing than Cavender's usual (Rest in Pizza, 2012, etc.), but that just proves that it's good to get to the point. The recipe following the story reads like product placement."
Two sisters get into trouble when the pizza-making contest they're involved in leads to murder. Read full book review >

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FINDING THE STORY WITH CHRIS BARTON
by Julie Danielson

The “sneaky, stripy” camouflaged ships of World War I, painted with unconventional patterns so as to confuse the enemy, may be the subject at hand in Chris Barton’s new picture book, Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, but it’s really about so much more. It’s also a book about information overload, changing technology, war strategy, art ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOW BEAST by Chris Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The short and clever text and colorful images make this book a great read-aloud for wintertime story hours and cozy nights at home with the little ones. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A quirky and snowy tale of affable beasts and friendship in unexpected places. Read full book review >

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SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN by Chris Haughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Sure to 'net' young audiences, who will definitely root for the birds. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A peace-waging parable, presented with wry minimalism à la Jon Klassen or Tomi Ungerer. Read full book review >

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CHICKENHARE by Chris Grine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Twisted, weird and fun. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 9-14)

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Why did the Chickenhare cross the wintry terrain? Why, to flee a maniacal taxidermist, of course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND THE WOLF by Chris Raschka
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Among the plethora of Peters, his stands out for its seamless, jazzy match of verbal and visual exuberance. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Language chosen for its sound at least as much as for its meaning lends an improvisatory air to this rendition of Prokofiev's musical tale, and theatrical illustrations definitely kick things up an additional notch. Read full book review >

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MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT AND THE SEASIDE SHENANIGANS by Chris Monroe
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Fact-filled fun for the curious fixer-in-training. (Picture book. 4-8) "
Chico fixes a whole bunch of stuff at the beach and solves a mystery, too. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BLACK CROW by Chris Raschka
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"This quiet book that positions the child as a curious observer of the natural world is a little picture-book gem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reminiscent of Christopher Myers's Black Cat (1999), but set in a rural rather than an urban setting, a lyrical text muses about the daily life of the titular little black crow. Read full book review >