Search Results: "Corina Fletcher"


BOOK REVIEW

UP DOWN ACROSS by Corina Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"While the premise is interesting, the execution is imperfect. (Board book. 1-2)"
Various marine animals explore the ins and outs of motion. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THINGS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Curiously uninvolving, but it may get children to thinking about stuff and maybe inventing some gizmos of their own. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Early humans about 3 million years ago had "no things," and Layton wants to show us how they—we—got them. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT PIRATES by Peter Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Avast! No treasure is safe from these diminutive daredevils of the deep. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-6)"
Large pop-ups and multilayered tableaux gas up an already effervescent tale of pirate adventure from 2006. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE by Rachel Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The cover is all that sparkles here. (Novelty picture book. 4-6)"
With the enclosed set of punch-out ornaments, children can join a group of woodland animals in decorating a pop-up Christmas tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN by Corina Vacco
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Dark and unflinching. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
If the local chemical plant killed your father and used your backyard as a dumping ground, you'd want revenge, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKWARDS DOG by Corina K.  Rogers
CHILDREN'S

"A charming, amusing, and sweet canine tale about difference and friendship."
A dog who marches to his own drummer tries conforming in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

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MY DOG, MY CAT by Ashlee Fletcher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fletcher's first picture book is thoughtfully designed, with humor and a succinct text that will appeal to a broad age range. She is an illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A simple and appealing story focuses on the differences between dogs and cats, with a patterned, predictable text that thoughtfully describes each divergent quality in concrete terms that preschoolers will understand. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE IN LOVE by Susan Fletcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A worthy companion book, with storytelling strong enough to interest even readers unfamiliar with the original novel or its many adaptations. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
The story of Eponine Thenardier, a side character from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, is told here, from early childhood to untimely death.Read full book review >

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FALCON IN THE GLASS by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The language will carry word-loving readers past the story's rough spots. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Moments of real beauty and mystery vie for readers' attention with an overstuffed plot glazed in magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"Anyone else will be overwhelmed and confused. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In this pep talk for aspiring poets, Fletcher (Have You Been to the Beach Lately, 2001, etc.) speaks directly to his readers in a chatty, non-threatening manner, as if he were a guest lecturer in their classrooms or homes and he reminds his audience that poetry must be an honest expression of the heart and soul. Read full book review >