Search Results: "Courtney Pippin-Mathur"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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DRAGONS RULE, PRINCESSES DROOL! by Courtney Pippin-Mathur
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Fun and energy staled by tired tropes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Foolish prejudice and Little Rascals-type antics come to an inevitable conclusion in Pippin-Mathur's fantasy realm of dragons and princesses. 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

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

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

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

ABC POP-UP by Courtney Watson  McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Easy on the eyes, but more a showcase for collectors than a teaching tool. (Pop-up alphabet. 4-6, adult)"
A small alphabet of pop-up shapes, tidily packaged in a slipcase. 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 >

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MY SO-CALLED FAMILY by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

This problem novel takes on identity issues that come with being the child of an unknown sperm donor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 2, 2011

"This quick read is a mixed bag of dark, disturbing stories, with a couple of literary gems."
A collection of contemporary short stories with some touches of magic realism. Read full book review >