Search Results: "Cupcake Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

CUPCAKE by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Fun fluff, about as satisfying as most cupcakes. (Fiction. YA)"
Now 18, Cyd Charisse is back in New York, living with half-brother Danny and missing her ex-boyfriend Shrimp. Read full book review >

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CUPCAKE by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Laurie Keller's wonderfully loony Arnie the Doughnut (2003) covers much the same territory while addressing the existential irony inherent in a story about a foodstuff, something this bland book does not. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Plain Vanilla Cupcake is proud as can be as he sits on a tray with several beautifully decorated cupcakes. Read full book review >

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A PIECE OF CAKE by Cupcake Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Brown's relentless litany of crimes and cruelties tests readers' endurance and at times makes it impossible to empathize with her younger self. Yet her life's amazing outcome goes a long way to justify her appealingly inspirational conclusion that maybe anything is possible."
Harrowing, earnest autobiography takes readers on a tour from incomprehensible evil through unexpected kindness to eventual triumph. Read full book review >

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BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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CUPCAKE FACTORY by DJ Ass Maggots
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"A relentlessly explicit and deliberately incendiary sendup of modern American society."
A raunchy collection of skits, rants and fantasies about American politics and pop culture. Read full book review >

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CUPCAKE COUSINS by Kate Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Hannigan's lively tale celebrates family and friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Culinary mishaps ensue when 9-year-old cousins Willow and Delia conspire to avoid being flower girls in their aunt's wedding. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A nice stand-in until little ones are ready for the real thing. (Cloth book. 0-6 mos.)"
Sweet, endearing words and edibles take center stage in this cloth book for the absolute youngest of readers. Read full book review >

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PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Still, preschoolers will likely savor this mouthwatering treatment of a subject that looms large in many early school experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar theme of the challenges facing a new kid in town is given an original treatment by photographer Border in this book of photos of three-dimensional objects in a simple modeled landscape. Read full book review >

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THE CUPCAKE QUEEN by Heather Hepler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will root for Penny, a talented artist, as she develops her gifts and adapts to small-town life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jaded Manhattan eighth grader Penny is bemused when she is whisked away from her dad to spend the summer in her mom's tiny hometown. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN AND THE CUPCAKE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The watercolor animals are based on Spires's finger-puppet line but have a laugh-out-loud charm all their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sticklers shouldn't get distressed when they see Penguin and Polar Bear and Walrus on the book jacket; they'll learn inside how animals who live so far apart can be in the same story. Read full book review >