Search Results: "Erin Claiborne"


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A HERO AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Erin Claiborne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A smart, funny and emotionally engaging tale perfect for any reader who longs for another train ride to Hogwarts. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Destined to destroy the evil overlord, the chosen one adjusts to a disappointing life after his friend does the job instead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"In this often moving and unsettling book, Claiborne provides a meaningful contribution to a deeply fraught topic."
Passionate Christian activist Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, 2006, etc.) uses Scripture and societal statistics in an argument for the abolishment of the death penalty. Read full book review >

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BE FRANK WITH ME by Julia Claiborne Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The curious incident of where'd you go, Salinger: clever, sweet, but a bit derivative."
A comic novel about a prickly writer, her unusual young son, and their beleaguered caretaker, set in the Hollywood Hills. Read full book review >

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BE YOUR OWN DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Not too amusing, not too original, not too necessary. (Picture book.3-7)"
Teddy is a large, gray-brown dog who enjoys his life as "leader of the pack," until he receives the unwanted present of a cat companion. Read full book review >

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TEDDY THE DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Readers may find themselves scratching their heads. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Teddy the dog decides to compete in a dog show. Read full book review >

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I DO NOT LIKE AL'S HAT by Erin McGill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fans of quirky humor and hard-core rabbit lovers won't mind the arbitrariness of the ending, and the art is charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A magician's rabbit decides he's had his ears pulled one too many times. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE BOOK by Erin Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Fry breaks no new ground, but she does provide undemanding entertainment for fantasy fans and history buffs. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This mildly engaging fantasy features a magical book, famous figures from the past and a decidedly unheroic narrator who nevertheless manages (with some help) to save the world. Read full book review >

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OLLIE AND THE SCIENCE OF TREASURE HUNTING by Erin Dionne
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2014

"A well-choreographed romp starring an engaging protagonist who richly deserves his turn in the spotlight. (Thriller. 10-15)"
Former sidekick Ollie, whose legendary geocaching skills helped Moxie locate some stolen paintings in Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking (2013), takes center stage in this (literally) breathless thriller set in a Wilderness Scout camp on the Boston Harbor islands. Read full book review >

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GRACE AND THE GUILTLESS by Erin Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Lots of action, blood and death argue eloquently against those telling Grace to forgive and move on. Only the sequel will reveal her choice. (Western. 14-18)"
After the Guiltless Gang murders her family and burns their cabin, Grace is determined to bring the evildoers to justice. Read full book review >

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TAKEN by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"In spite of a few flaws, readers will eagerly await the next installment. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Debut author Bowman takes readers on a suspenseful trek through a dystopian landscape. Read full book review >