Search Results: "Clare Vanderpool"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MOON OVER MANIFEST by Claire Vanderpool
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The absolute necessity of story as a way to redemption and healing past wounds is at the heart of this beautiful debut, and readers will cherish every word up to the heartbreaking yet hopeful and deeply gratifying ending. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kan., in 1936 to stay with her father's boyhood friend, little does she know her sojourn will take her back, via mesmerizing tales, newspaper clippings, curious mementoes and World War I letters, to Manifest as it was in 1918—and into the life of the mysterious boy nicknamed Jinx. Read full book review >

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CLARE BEATON'S GARDEN RHYMES by Clare Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"The small size and detail-oriented pictures suit this sweet fabric bonbon to one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
This diminutive board book of garden-themed nursery rhymes is illustrated with sewn fabric scenes. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS GIRL by Clare Pernice
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A flight of fancy, verbally and visually spare, that any would-be 'star' will gladly take. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child transforms her bedroom into the big top. Read full book review >

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ARABELLA MILLER’S TINY CATERPILLAR by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pleasing and useful, for storytimes as well as one-on-one sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Expanding a familiar preschool finger rhyme, Jarrett delivers an appealing (and singable) confection capped with a double spread of facts about the life cycle of the butterfly. Read full book review >

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JAMIE by Clare Jarrett
by Clare Jarrett, illustrated by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A particularly affectionate tale, full of tenderness and caring for its quaintly absurd bird and her caregivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The surprise of caring for a strange animal is jovially chronicled in this sweet intergenerational offering. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE AND THE LION by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 2, 1997

"The change in the household—and the child's adaptation to that change—is expertly handled. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jarrett's first book shows great understanding of children as she treats the arrival of a new sibling in a positive way. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE REMEMBERS by Clare  Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A foreword includes a rather esoteric introduction from the publisher regaling interested adults with an abbreviated history of Mother Goose, from her roots in an ancient Hindu goddess to her first published appearance in 1697. (contents list, index) (Picture book. 2-8)"
Arresting artwork combined with a playful challenge of seek-and-find offers readers a fresh alternative to more traditional Mother Goose collections. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 19, 2013

"The unusual, satisfyingly indulgent conclusion will leave fans emotionally satiated. (Steampunk. 13-17)"
Politics, clockworks and epic angst complete this slow but satisfying finale to The Infernal Devices trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2008

"Despite hints that Jace's parentage is in question, the incestuous overtones might be too disturbing for some. (Fantasy. YA)"
In City of Bones (2007), normal teenager Clary discovered she was a Shadowhunter, long-lost daughter of murdering megalomaniac Valentine—and therefore the sister of her new boyfriend Jace. Read full book review >