Search Results: "Chris Lewis Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

CAMP MYTH by Chris Lewis Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2013

"Much of this story has yet to be told or even released; maybe it will flesh out some. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
At summer camp, a gathering of faes and elves, sprites and pixies, cyclops and kitsunes and leprechauns see what they can do about the birth of an unhappy dragon—that is if the hydra and sirens and dryads, cockatrice and basilisk and kraken don't make a mess of things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM DEATH by Chris Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A solid entry in the British author's series. It's in the same league as Thomas Harris' Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs, except that it probably won't give you nightmares."
The latest in the Robert Hunter series (An Evil Mind, 2015, etc.), in which the detective with a Ph.D. in biopsychology investigates ultraviolent serial killers for the LAPD. Read full book review >

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AN EVIL MIND by Chris Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A true battle of good versus evil. Readers averse to violence and gore may want to avoid this one, but for others, it's a compelling read."
An especially sadistic serial killer taunts the feds in this grim thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHOE TREE OF CHAGRIN by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Fancy typeface and layout give the pages an over-designed look, but brawny, gray-haired Susannah towers as convincingly in Sheban's dusky scenes as in the grand music of Lewis's words, and fans of Anne Isaacs's Swamp Angel (1994) will welcome her into the fold. (Picture book/tall tale. 7-10)"
With contagious wonder and language as broad as the lady herself, Lewis (Good Mousekeeping, p. 743, etc.) adds an outsized new member to the ranks of tall-tale heroines, introducing itinerant cobbler Susannah DeClare: "Strong as a lockbox and as long as a good spit in a windstorm." Read full book review >

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DYSTOPIA DÉJÀ VU
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion Book 1) by Aimée Carter

 

Cover Story: Standard Issue Dystopia Emblem… Or Is It?!
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Greatest Hits Compilation
Bonus Factors: Identity Theft, Evil Matriarch
(Anti-?) Bonus Factor: Dystopia
Relationship Status: Friends with Benefits

Cover Story: Standard Issue Dystopia Emblem… Or Is It?!

It is ...


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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

MISTER BUD WEARS THE CONE by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Zorro and Mister Bud are quite a pair; readers will hope for more unpredictable but amusing adventures with them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Zorro the pug and his pal, Mister Bud, pair up again for their third amusingly understated adventure (Zorro Gets an Outfit, 2012, etc.), this time focusing on Mister Bud's unpleasant stint wearing an Elizabethan collar while a sore spot heals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID CARTER'S 100 by David Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A flap lifter's delight and a sure promoter of early numeracy. Count on repeat visits. (Novelty counting book. 1-2)"
Children will echo a certain Sesame Street character's "I love to count!" after lifting 100 numbered flaps to see as many different cartoon figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET TO WORK TRUCKS! by Don Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Busy, bright, and fun, with lots of opportunities to insert big-engine noises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Saturated paint that looks as though it was applied with a shovel—a shovel wielded with considerable dexterity, it should be mentioned—is laid on foam board and plaster to produce a visually joyous celebration of big equipment for young children just being introduced to the picture-book format. Read full book review >

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ZORRO GETS AN OUTFIT by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Mark this one 'to read.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Zorro the pug and his canine pal, Mr. Bud, return for a second adventure (Say Hello to Zorro, 2011), this time focusing on Zorro and an unwanted gift of a hooded cape similar to that worn by the masked outlaw. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HERMIT CRAB by Carter Goodrich
ANIMALS
Released: June 2, 2009

"Cinematic, full-bleed spreads of the sea floor in soft-hued colored pencil and watercolor effectively convey the perspective of a small creature in a big world. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"The hermit crab in this story didn't set out to be a hero." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CREATURE WAS STIRRING by Carter Goodrich
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are spectacular, but these original verses in casual, modern phraseology can't hold a candle to Moore's tried-and-true cadences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The familiar verses of "The Night before Christmas" are set in shiny gold letters on the left-hand pages of this atmospheric interpretation of the holiday classic, while Goodrich's rhymed quatrains set in a modern typeface serve as a counterpoint on facing right-hand pages. Read full book review >