Search Results: "Clara Claiborne Park"


BOOK REVIEW

TOM AND SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Vulliamy's winsome watercolor characters are all smiles in this happy bedtime story that should dispel all fears of leaving loved ones behind on the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Vulliamy's follow-up to Small (2002), pre-schooler Tom's favorite little mouse doll, follows a familiar path blazed by the now-classic George Shrinks. Read full book review >

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BOO BABY BOO! by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"1- 56402-408-3). (Picture book. 0-3)"
One of four appealing new board books by a gifted British artist whose vibrant toddlers are almost as sharply observed as her mother Shirley Hughes's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"In this often moving and unsettling book, Claiborne provides a meaningful contribution to a deeply fraught topic."
Passionate Christian activist Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, 2006, etc.) uses Scripture and societal statistics in an argument for the abolishment of the death penalty. Read full book review >

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A HERO AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Erin Claiborne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A smart, funny and emotionally engaging tale perfect for any reader who longs for another train ride to Hogwarts. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Destined to destroy the evil overlord, the chosen one adjusts to a disappointing life after his friend does the job instead. Read full book review >

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MARTHA BUNNY LOVES SCHOOL by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Still, Martha's excitement is infectious, and younger siblings should feel it as well as newly minted students. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With an enthusiasm that virtually oozes off the pages and infects readers, Martha tells readers all about herself and her preparations for her first day of school. Read full book review >

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SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"While not especially inspired, this is a warm tribute to the relationship of children with their toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lot of things are needed for his first sleepover, and Tom packs and repacks his little suitcase trying to find room for it all; but has he forgotten an important item? Read full book review >

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ELLEN AND PENGUIN AND THE NEW BABY by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"With so many books available about new arrivals in the family, there's still room for one as high-spirited and realistic as this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The stars of Ellen and Penguin (1993) are back and this time they have a new baby brother who manages to intrude upon just about everything. Read full book review >

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ELLEN AND PENGUIN by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A lovely, warm story that makes a nice companion to Oxenbury's Tom and Pippo books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The idea isn't new—Ellen's toy penguin, protected with motherly care and concern, is part imaginary friend and part surrogate for her own timidity—but it's explored here with unusual delicacy. Read full book review >

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NO BAGGAGE by Clara Bensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An engaging memoir of travel, love, and finding oneself."
A 20-something's debut memoir about a whirlwind romance with an eccentric professor who took her on a three-week luggageless trip in Europe. Read full book review >

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BE FRANK WITH ME by Julia Claiborne Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The curious incident of where'd you go, Salinger: clever, sweet, but a bit derivative."
A comic novel about a prickly writer, her unusual young son, and their beleaguered caretaker, set in the Hollywood Hills. Read full book review >

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BE YOUR OWN DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Not too amusing, not too original, not too necessary. (Picture book.3-7)"
Teddy is a large, gray-brown dog who enjoys his life as "leader of the pack," until he receives the unwanted present of a cat companion. Read full book review >