Search Results: "Colleen Clayton"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT by Colleen Clayton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Kudos to Clayton for crafting a powerful, moving debut. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When 16-year-old Cassidy "Sid" Murphy decides to join her two best friends on a class ski trip, she has no idea that the trip will change her life forever. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AWESOME by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not awe-ful. (Inspirational picture book. 6-8, adult)"
The creator of An Awesome Book! (2012) and its titularly similar companions offers an alphabet of uplift. Read full book review >

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AN AWESOME BOOK OF LOVE! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As with most books that have an inherent tension within, readers will either enthusiastically respond to this title, with its outsider, hipster vibe, or pass due to its lack of polish and resistance to easily fitting into any single reader category. (Picture book. All ages)"
Clayton, the former self-publishing phenom, continues his series of books about awesomely big concepts. Here, he proclaims and exalts love in language best described as rhyming stream of consciousness. Read full book review >

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LILY THE UNICORN by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"All will agree: Lily is lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers first see Lily the unicorn, a picture of exuberance in pink and blue, bounding across a field of flowers. She has energy and enthusiasm for many activities and friends—doesn't everyone? Read full book review >

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MAKE MAGIC! DO GOOD! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Let the effervescence in the pictures leaven the didacticism of the poems. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Indie best-seller Clayton (An Awesome Book!, 2012) offers this light collection of didactic verse for young readers as his traditional-publishing debut. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPER by Emma Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Mixing science-fiction ideas with the tension of a thriller guarantees reader approval. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
This sequel to The Roar (2009) finds twins Mika and Ellie and the other mutant children using their maturing superpower talents. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Colleen Madden
Released: May 1, 2017

"A suitably festive deployment of the familiar song, now safely in the public domain. (Picture book. 3-adult)"
A gift book featuring an expanded version of the "Happy Birthday" song with new verses, accompanying illustrations, and even a button to push that plays a recording of the familiar song. Read full book review >

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AN AWESOME BOOK! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Share with your kid, or lay it on a new grad or parental unit for some literary feel-good action. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
An earnest invitation to dream big, dude, and then bigger yet. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1996

"The question remains: Will readers find it merely confusing and irritating—or sufficiently intriguing to come back for more?"
Another yarn with a portentous but essentially meaningless subtitle: the first of a trilogy from a veteran paperback author making her hardcover debut. Read full book review >

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PEARLS BEFORE SWINE by Mary Clayton
Released: April 17, 1996

"Murky but mildly engrossing."
Author of several historical novels under the name Mary Lide (Polmena Cove, 1995, etc.), Clayton turns here to present-day Cornwall and a contemporary protagonist—ex-Police Inspector John Reynolds—an early retiree and successful writer of detective fiction who lives alone in the once-thriving, now threadbare village of St. Read full book review >