Search Results: "Courtney Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1992

"And Parker's prose can be just as cloying. (Forty photographs- -not seen.)"
Parker, a Natchez, Mississippi, caterer and eye-batting food writer, is aware that Southern cooking currently ranks high in both fashion points and nutritional no-nos; hence, her attempt to devise more healthful versions of traditional foods and dishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUESS WHO? by Kyoung Kook  Lee
illustrated by Kyoung Kook Lee, developed by NCsoft, by Courtney Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"The bouncy songs and the extreme art style may well appeal to young readers, who certainly haven't seen much like it anywhere else. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Strange and funky, with an addictive soundtrack and distinctive illustrations, this app has style to spare even if it won't be to every reader's taste. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
Released: June 1, 2012

"Unusual and absorbing. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl wants to commit suicide, but she's caught in the zombie apocalypse with a group that's trying to survive in this intriguing psychological thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"On the bright side, maybe things will get better for Chloe and her readers in the next installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Determined to find new best friends in her new school, fifth-grader Chloe Silver makes mistakes, but her essential kindness helps her out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRASS, SOIL, HOPE by Courtney White
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"An inspiring can-do approach to the threat of global warming."
White (Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West, 2008 etc.) shows how taking measures to increase the carbon content of the soil can help mitigate global warming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CRACKED UP TO BE by Courtney Summers
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Issue-laden and overwrought, Summers's debut will make forgettable fodder for the insatiable readers of Gossip Girl (and her many series clones) but is bound to leave teens who like a little more lit in their chick lit cold. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
High-school senior Parker Fadley used to be the most popular girl at her Catholic school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRESS CODES FOR SMALL TOWNS by Courtney Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A spirited, timeless tale of teen self-discovery in those tense, formative high school moments, captured with grace, lyricism, and insight. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A gender-nonconforming 17-year-old and her crew explore desire in a small town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNTOLD by Courtney Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"Collins richly evokes a heartbreaking emotional terrain, setting it against the sparse, brutal landscape of the Australian Outback."
The dead have tales to tell, if only we could hear them. Read full book review >