Search Results: "Christine Lavin"


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HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Christine Lavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2012

"Play—don't read—this important environmental message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An oil spill jeopardizes sea life in this environmental songbook. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"The question remains, however, whether they will engage in it intellectually and strive to make changes in how they view beauty, as the author seems to want them to do. (Nonfiction. YA)"
This attractive book may stimulate discussion but ultimately lacks depth. Read full book review >

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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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MY LAZY CAT by Christine Roussey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A fine and restful 'nothing.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
Fat cat Boomer shows the way to a perfect day. Read full book review >

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THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

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IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING by Christine Davenier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"The original song with its three-part counterpoint is deliciously imagined on these pages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1961, Peter, Paul and Mary made an extremely engaging piece combining the title ditty, a game of hide-and-seek and snatches of nursery rhymes; Davenier takes it a visual step further to make an absolutely engaging picture book. Read full book review >

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THE PREDICTEDS by Christine Seifert
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While it tries to address the ethical problems of social engineering, the novel's concluding twist only highlights the lack of logic in both premise and tension. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
An experimental computer program's predictions on students' future behaviors interfere with one teen's quest to date her crush. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2006

"And Brennan herself makes a fine role model, as a lucid, evenhanded journalist."
Arriving well in time for Father's Day, Brennan's memoir moves with grace and precision through the details of her life as a stereotype-shattering sportswriter, crediting the life-coaching she received from her dad with teaching her how to go her own way. Read full book review >

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"A frothy diversion worthy of a Lifetime movie."
A chance meeting with her favorite movie star snares a young woman in a web of ambition, betrayal and revenge. Read full book review >

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STAGE FRIGHT by Christine Poulson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2005

"Poulson deftly keeps up the tension while manipulating the roles characters play on and off the stage: an academic cozy with attitude."
Professor Cassandra James (Murder Is Academic, 2004), adapting the Victorian warhorse East Lynne for the stage, discovers that the real melodrama is happening behind the scenes. Read full book review >