Search Results: "Coco Irvine"


BOOK REVIEW

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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COCO by Kyla May
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"For girls who love glittery nail polish and their friends and who hope to make the world a better place. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The bubbly girls of Lotus Lane are back. Read full book review >

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COCO GRIMES by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"A rich, wise, and tender story from a treasured writer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Another exquisitely crafted visit with Thomas and his grandfather (Stealing Home, 1992). Read full book review >

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COCO CHANEL by Lisa Chaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Chaney's engagement with her subject is evident throughout, and her exhaustive research into Chanel's life—especially its darker, more enigmatic corners—and the cultural history she so profoundly impacted make the book as fascinating as it is informative."
In this ambitious, engrossing biography, Chaney (Hide-and-Seek with Angels: A Life of J.M. Barrie, 2006, etc.) delves into the life and times of one of the 20th century's most controversial fashion icons. Read full book review >

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COCO BUTTERNUT by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This bite-sized addition to Lansdale's droll franchise gives his two heroes little room for their trademark back-and-forth banter. But the slide from fizzy East Texas comedy to deeper waters is so deftly managed that you'll be chuckling all the way to the graveyard."
What could be more featherweight than a tale of dognapping? How about a dognapping whose victim is already dead and buried? Read full book review >

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CoCo & Dean by Emily Scofield
Released: April 30, 2015

"A call to action for kids to make positive differences in their neighborhoods."
Scofield introduces ideas of environmental sustainability to young readers in this accessible debut. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

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COCO ALL YEAR ROUND by Sloane Tanen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Unabashedly goofy, Tanen's rollicking tale of chicken-infused hilarity is good fun and a refreshing take on the seasonal holidays. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Whimsical verses and crisp, vibrant photography present readers with a seasonal serving of Coco's antics. Read full book review >

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WHEN COCO WAS A KITTEN by Deborah Niland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"For young preschoolers, it will be a good, brief lead-in to such standards as Margaret Miller's Now I'm Big (1996). (Ages 3-4)"
A broadly beaming black-and-white cat with yellow, lamp-like eyes takes center stage as her adoring owner, a little girl, describes her growth: "When Coco was a kitten, she looked like a tiny ball of fluff. / … / Now Coco is a big, grown-up cat. / She can walk on a wall and not fall off," and so on. Read full book review >

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COCO AND THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Annemarie van Haeringen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"With no notes or sources of any kind, the book is unsuitable as biography, but as a picture book, it is utterly endearing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book look at one of fashion's most iconic designers. Read full book review >

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SKAGBOYS by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"Red meat for Welsh cultists, but a heavy load for anybody else."
Once more into the ditch: Welsh revisits the economically depressed, heroin-sick slums of Edinburgh in this hefty prequel to Trainspotting (1993). Read full book review >