Search Results: "Cynthia Lord"


BOOK REVIEW

A HANDFUL OF STARS by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lily, an orphaned 12-year-old who lives in a small eastern Maine town, becomes fast friends with Salma, a Latina migrant worker who has come with her family to pick blueberries. Read full book review >

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HALF A CHANCE by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules (2006). (Fiction. 8-12)"
As deceptively quiet in tone as its New Hampshire lakeside setting, this affecting book affirms the power of art as it tackles profound issues of loss, memory, aging, belonging and the inevitability of change. Read full book review >

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TOUCH BLUE by Cynthia Lord
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Realistic characters, humor and a charming setting make this a great choice for collections of all sizes. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When the Hamiltons and their five children moved off Bethsaida Island, the state of Maine said the school had too few children to make it viable and gave the residents until summer to come up with a solution. Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HAMSTER AND THE HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY! by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"No doubt fans of the previous titles will appreciate the story of friends cooperating on such an exciting venture, but overall this offering falls a bit flat. (Early reader. 5-8)"
This third early reader in the Hot Rod Hamster series (Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race, 2014) finds the likable rodent and his crew of pals planning costumes for a big Halloween bash. Read full book review >

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MONSTER TRUCK MANIA! by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A treat for Hot Rod fans as well as lovers of trucks and carnival rides. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hot Rod Hamster takes the fair by storm! Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HAMSTER AND THE WACKY WHATEVER RACE! by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A good addition to the shelves of familiar-character-based readers. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Hot Rod Hamster makes his early-reader debut. Read full book review >

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JELLY BEAN by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Pet lovers will enjoy this brief, quietly attractive series opener. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Although second-grader Suzannah loves pets, she can't have one in her apartment, so the new Shelter Pet Squad sounds like the perfect alternative. Read full book review >

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RULES by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Middle-grade readers will recognize her longing for acceptance and be intrigued by this exploration of dealing with differences. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old Catherine is embarrassed by her autistic younger brother's behavior, her mother reassures her that "real friends understand." Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HAMSTER by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Young car enthusiasts won't be the only ones enamored of this hot-rodding rodent and his big canine buddy. (Picture book. 2-7)"
There's a hot-rod race at 4 Paws Speedway, and Hamster has a need for speed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRASHER by Shirley Lord
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1998

"But not much."
Novelist Lord (My Sister's Keeper, 1994, etc.), an editor for both Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, uses her access to fashion, journalism, and society to limn the careening ride to love and fame of a young woman with designing ambitions—in a dizzying mix of murder, old-fashioned gumption, and contemporary sleaze. Read full book review >