Search Results: "Ella Berthoud"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"Something of a novelty collection of entries, but a fine remedy for bibliophiles and English majors who may be stuck in a reading rut."
A comprehensive introduction to the fine art of "bibliotherapy," with a list of 751 books to soothe your aches and pains. Read full book review >

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HUDSON HATES SCHOOL by Ella  Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"It's no wonder that Hudson hates school, and it's hard to see how readers will feel any different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hudson has many interests, but school is a misery for him until he learns to work with his dyslexia. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BAKE A BOOK by Ella Burfoot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"As the trend of picture books praising the codex continues, few will match the light tone, originality and quirkiness of this one. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Clever text and mixed-media artwork use the procedure of baking a cake as an obvious, comical metaphor for the process of creating a book. Read full book review >

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IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >

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MISTY THE SCARED KITTEN by Ella Moonheart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"This saccharine, exclamation-filled story is purr-fect for young cat fans but not many others. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
The first in a new chapter book series introduces a girl who can turn into a cat. Read full book review >

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Blackberry Women by Ella Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2007

"A well-intentioned but unpolished novel of a family's bleak existence in the rural South."
A historical novel from Williams (Strength to Carry On, 1998) that tells a story of the lives and struggles of an African-American farming family in the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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IT STARTED WITH A KISS by Ella Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"In fact, the happy and chaotic family life that takes place around the edges of the love story is what makes this novel so delightful. A fun read."
A foolish duke is too proud to tell his beloved about his problems and almost loses her as a result. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN GOLD by Ella Burakowski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Readers who persevere will discover an affirmation of human courage. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Burakowski's debut novel, based on her mother's Holocaust experiences, describes a prominent Polish family's desperate struggle to endure. Read full book review >

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SECRETS AND LIES by Ella Monroe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Chick-lit on steroids. (Chick-lit. 12-16)"
In Washington, politics permeates everything, even the relationships of its adolescents in this second installment in the Capital Girls series. Read full book review >

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BREATH AND SHADOWS by Ella Leffland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"He's an amazing creation in this, Leffland's best novel yet."
An enthralling generational novel, the first in ten years from this Danish-American author (The Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1990, etc.), vividly reflects both the contemporary interest in researching family history and the haunting reconstructions of the past that distinguish the popular fiction of Denmark's Peter H—eg. Read full book review >

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SEA ANGEL by Ella McLella
Released: April 27, 2009

"A story that sparkles like its protagonist's gossamer transparent wings."
Sandrine, a Sea Angel tasked with protecting the sea, finds herself in need of rescue when a greedy diver plucks her from the ocean waters. Read full book review >

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HOLDING ON TO ZOE by George Ella Lyon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2012

"Still, an intriguing window into the life of a damaged teen. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After an operation for an ectopic pregnancy, an emotionally distraught 16-year-old girl struggles to care for her imaginary baby over the objections of her caring best friend and angry, joyless mother. Read full book review >