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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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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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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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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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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HENRY’S AMAZING IMAGINATION! by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Readers will realize along with Henry's classmates that brightening someone's day with a stretch of the imagination is a gift. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henry's imagination has a way of shanghaiing the truth during show-and-tell. Read full book review >

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GET UP AND GO by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Carlson has posed herself a mighty challenge, but her effort has enough vim to get the job done, and is pegged at those young enough to be saved. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A joyously unrestrained, candy-colored salute to exercise, wherein Carlson's company of cockeyed animals encourage young readers to forsake whatever screen has them in its thrall, to go outside and shake that thing. Read full book review >