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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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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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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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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HIP HOP WORLD by Dalton Higgins
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Interviews with a wide range of artists, informational sidebars about particular events and phenomena, a global timeline and lists of required reading and viewing round things out nicely. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A solid addition to the Groundwork Guide series, this overview of hip-hop covers an impressive amount of ground and spans the landscape of the art form's global origins and modern existence. Read full book review >

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MR. MOJO RISIN' by David Dalton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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A STUDY IN GOLD by Annie Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Heaps of implausible back stories aren't an adequate substitute for character development. The prose can't support the histrionic intrigue, no justice is served, and the mystery falls flat."
A trio of dog walkers in Oxford takes on their third case of murder (Written in Red, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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CITY OF SHADOWS by James Dalton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Cliché-ridden and overheated, but saved by menacing deep-Beltway insider gossip, suggesting that there might be still more to the dark deeds inside the Nixon White House."
Dalton debuts with an action-filled mean-streeter set in Nixon-era Washington, D.C.: a gung-ho cop, an Ollie North-like Marine, and a thoughtful senatorial aide discover a scam that might have helped bring on the president's resignation. Read full book review >