Search Results: "Courtney Dicmas"


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HOME TWEET HOME by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A few choppy parts lead to an uneven read-aloud, but the page-turn reveals are their own reward. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A family of cave swallows decides that its nest is too small. Read full book review >

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BATHTIME by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfectly sweet. (Board book. 6-12 mos.)"
Animals and their youngsters enjoy a squeaky-clean time. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Simply rolling the syllables 'Great Googly Moogly' over their tongues may be enough to carry readers past the slightly elliptical ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bright splashy colors and a catchy title highlight this purpose-driven tale. Read full book review >

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HAROLD FINDS A VOICE by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Children will relate to Harold's struggle of growth and self-acceptance, but as a read-aloud, the sound effects will gleefully trump all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harold, a plucky parrot living in Paris, loves to imitate every sound that he hears—but can he find a voice of his own? Read full book review >

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SHUTTER by Courtney Alameda
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A page-turner for thriller fans. (Horror. 13-18)"
Horror grips San Francisco when a murderous ghost eludes the Helsing Corps, a famed band of monster hunters. Read full book review >

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SOME GIRLS ARE by Courtney Summers
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Powerful and compelling. (Fiction. YA)"
The familiar plot of a girl facing social exile after a near-rape at a party takes on a brutal twist. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"A miss. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Two uninspired novels bound together in one feature Sophie and Katie, sixth-grade girls who have been assigned to each other as pen pals. Read full book review >

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POSITIVELY by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"This is a book that fulfills a specific need, but its overall flaws make it unlikely to be passed from reader to reader and gain a following. (Fiction. 9-14)"
HIV-positive Emmy has to put her life back together when her mother dies of AIDS. Read full book review >

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THE GENEROSITY OF WOMEN by Courtney Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2009

"Brave and accomplished."
Short-story author Eldridge (Unkempt, 2005) gives distinctive voice to six very different characters in her challenging debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE SMILING STALLION INN by Courtney Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2013

"This uneventful novel feels like a prelude to the rest of the saga, setting the stage for events that will come later."
The first book in a planned high fantasy series. Read full book review >

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WIFE OF THE CHEF by Courtney Febbroriello
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"A light snack for readers brought up on Julia Child and James Beard, but a tasty one for all that."
A revealing look at the strange things that go on behind a kitchen's swinging doors amid the crashing of pans and the bubbling of egos. Read full book review >

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MAYA WAS GRUMPY by Courtney Pippin-Mathur
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Lighter than Alexander's bad day and less emotional than Sophie's, this is still a visual delight from a new author with a charismatic cast of characters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Although the title character is Maya, this story is actually about her clever grandmother, who tames both the grumpy child and her chaotic hair. Read full book review >