Search Results: "Emma Carlson Berne"


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UNDER PRESSURE by Emma Carlson Berne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Berne's discerning tale combines vivid sports descriptions with a compelling storyline. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Soccer is everything for high school athlete Elise. Read full book review >

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NEVER LET YOU GO by Emma Carlson Berne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"The author of Still Waters (2011) offers another suspenseful tale with plenty of appeal. (Thiller. 14 & up)"
Never underestimate the fury of a teen scorned. Read full book review >

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STILL WATERS by Emma Carlson Berne
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Short, simple, appealing. (Psychological thriller. 12 & up)"
A girl decides to surprise her boyfriend with a weekend trip, but it goes wrong. Could their problems be supernatural—or something else? Read full book review >

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ESCAPING THE NAZIS ON THE KINDERTRANSPORT by Emma Carlson Berne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A powerful, insightful perspective on the Holocaust. (photos, timeline, glossary, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Making considerable use of primary sources, Berne tells the affecting story of the Kindertransport, a rescue effort that brought thousands of mostly Jewish children to Great Britain from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Some repetition could have been edited out, but this is still a good addition to this biographical series. (glossary, bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
While the historical record is regrettably light on this Shoshone teenager, Berne stitches together a compelling narrative from what is known, taking care to bust myths along the way. Read full book review >

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THE DOGS OF LITTLEFIELD by Suzanne Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"It's too bad about the dogs, but they died for a good cause."
Ranked sixth on the Wall Street Journal's list of Best Places to Live, the fictional town of Littlefield, Massachusetts, is far from paradise.Read full book review >

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THE GHOST AT THE TABLE by Suzanne Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2006

"This substantial tale of a dysfunctional family reunion promises a holiday, and a read, to remember."
Rivaling sisters search for family truths over a Thanksgiving holiday. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A lyrical character sketch, vivid even through the smoky glass of time."
Orange Prize-winning novelist Berne (The Ghost at the Table, 2006, etc.) shapes a lovely, melancholic biography of her grandmother, despite modest background information. Read full book review >

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NIGHTY-NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT by Jennifer Berne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2013

"This gentle bedtime book is sweet enough, but it doesn't exactly break new ground. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young tot in mauve footed pajamas tucks into bed with a good book. So begins this off-to-bed journey that provides glimpses of sleepy animals around the world. Read full book review >

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ON A BEAM OF LIGHT by Jennifer Berne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"For today's curious children, this intriguing and accessible blend of words and pictures will provide a splendid introduction to a man who never stopped questioning. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A boy who asked too many questions becomes iconic physicist Albert Einstein, whose questions changed the world. Read full book review >

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THINK BIG! by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Though the solution is overly simple, it offers attitude, which might be enough for some. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Vinney is tired of being overlooked—literally. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR GRANDPARENTS’ DAY! by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"Bold, cheerful colors, a menagerie of human-like animals, and a warm message make this a good read-aloud that celebrates the diversity of families. (Picture book. 3-8)"
What can a boy do when Grandparents' Day at school rolls around and he has no grandparents to invite? Read full book review >