Search Results: "Coco Dalton"


BOOK REVIEW

BREATHING OUT by Peggy Lipton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2005

"People who love star autobiographies will no doubt find this satisfying, though younger readers, who've never heard of Mod Squad, are unlikely to pick it up."
Predictable memory-tripping by the erstwhile star of Mod Squad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2011

"The tiny type font may put them off at first, but before they finish the first entry they'll be hooked. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
On Jan. 1, 1927, Coco Irvine, almost 13, began a year-long diary of her daily life in St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Thought-provoking in parts, abstruse in others."
In her first book, a performer and art critic offers a potpourri on cultural border-crossings. Read full book review >

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OH SAY CAN YOU FUDGE by Nancy Coco
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 28, 2015

"Allie's third (To Fudge or Not to Fudge, 2014, etc.) offers plenty of plausible suspects and mouthwatering fudge recipes. But enough already with the detailed descriptions of every character's hair and clothing."
Beautiful Mackinac Island provides the setting for a puzzling series of crimes. Read full book review >

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THE WONDERFUL HAPPENED by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"This gracious tale gently encourages children to savor the wonders of all life surrounding them and to rejoice in that most precious gift of life: themselves. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In free verse, Rylant marvels at commonplace occurrences, from the hatching of a baby bird to the nightly emergence of luminescent stars. Read full book review >

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EXTREME OPPOSITES by Max Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With whole stories unfurling in each image, the book has potential for classroom use as well as for solo enjoyment. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A witty, sophisticated book of opposites. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE THREADS by Annie Dalton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 11, 2006

"Easy to relate to, colorful and poignant. (Fiction. YA)"
A deft, moving chronicle of two lives: 16-year-old Carrie-Anne, hostile and restless within her adoptive family, and Naomi, her birth mother, shown from young childhood up until age 16 when Carrie is born. Read full book review >

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SIXTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"No new literary ground is broken here, but readers seeking a sweet story of first love will sigh appreciatively. (Romance. 11-14)"
Love blossoms between a summer boy and a local girl in a chaste romance set on the foggy coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SILVER MOON by Pamela Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Effectively soporific, though less broadly diverse in culture than casting. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Intricate cut-paper borders and figures accompany a set of sleepy-time lyrics and traditional rhymes. Read full book review >

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THE INVERTED FOREST by John Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Dealing carefully with controversial material, this is a fully populated, humane yet largely unsentimental narrative of lingering impact."
An odd, absorbing follow-up to an award-winning debut distinguishes crucial degrees of humanity and affliction among the community at a Missouri summer camp where a convergence of staff and campers leads to tragedy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"As good a place as any to start a new job hunt, and better than many."
Yet another guide to getting a job in the midst of a down economy where information is vast but opportunities are few. Read full book review >

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TIER ONE WILD by Dalton Fury
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Action-adventure from an author who's been at the sharp end of the spear."
Fury (Black Site, 2012, etc.) again enlists gung-ho Delta Force Maj. Kolt "Racer" Raynor for anti-terrorist action, and this time the threat involves missiles and airliners rather than forted-up bad guys on the ground. Read full book review >