Search Results: "Clare Masterson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE KING AND THE BIG BED by Clare Masterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"An understated but illuminating first glimpse at what measurement is all about. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A little king breaks his bed and then has to contend with the invention of measurement to find one that is the right size. Read full book review >

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My Brother Bobby Bought a Pet Snake by Deborah Masterson
Released: May 1, 2014

"This cleverly illustrated picture book will have readers pondering their own endings and possibly inventing further adventures for Bobby and Sue."
Masterson encourages readers to think outside the terrarium in this cartoonishly illustrated picture book about an ill-advised pet. Read full book review >

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THE BEST PICNIC EVER by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Would that every visit to the park could feature such a satisfying rumpus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With big, loosely drawn color-pencil sketches, Jarrett lays out a minimal but tempting playscape: a seemingly deserted park that sprouts large and delightful friends for a solitary lad to romp with while his unflappable mother lays out a picnic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Navigating this stunning novel requires thought and concentration, but it's well worth the effort. (author's note, with questions and answers, list of resources) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Returning to themes she explored so affectingly in Moon Over Manifest (2011), Newbery Medalist Vanderpool delivers another winning picaresque about memories, personal journeys, interconnectedness—and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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CITY OF LOST SOULS by Cassandra Clare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"Fans of the familiar will find this an unchallenging goth-and-glitter pleasure. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
What with the race to save Jace from the new Big Bad, wonderful secondary characters get short shrift. Read full book review >

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LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2016

"Fans of Clare's grandiloquence will enjoy the torrid new cast of characters, positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal. (Urban fantasy. 13-17)"
By the Angel, it's a new series from the reigning queen of schmaltzy forbidden love against a backdrop of geysering green ichor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2004

"Depending on the reader's level of interest, either too much or too little meat on the bones of these profiles."
Superficial look at the American women who associate with mobsters as wives, mistresses, and daughters. Read full book review >

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BREAKING THE TRUST by Lucy Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Very familiar fare—in a second from the British author of Hoping for Hope (2001)."
Squabbling family copes with death and disillusionment. Read full book review >

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THE JOYS OF MY LIFE by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Another winner in Clare's medieval series (The Paths of the Air, 2008, etc.), thanks to a canny brew of mysticism, romance and adventure."
A summons from Eleanor of Aquitaine changes the lives of Abbess Helewise of Hawkenlye and Sir Josse d'Acquin. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S PUZZLE by Clare O'Donohue
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"O'Donohue (A Drunkard's Path, 2009) provides a nicely assorted group of suspects to keep you guessing along with Nell."
Archers Rest, N.Y., is planning a big anniversary celebration. Will a body found buried in a backyard attract tourists or scare them away? Read full book review >