Search Results: "Heather Cahoon"


BOOK REVIEW

WORD PLAY ABC by Heather Cahoon
Released: March 1, 1999

"The format provides a grand vehicle for Cahoon to showcase her illustrative talents; there is a dreamy, ancient quality to her images and their feeling of movement. (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-8027-8684-7 This alphabet book from newcomer Cahoon endeavors to keep its audience amused and engaged by punnery and word play. Read full book review >

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TEN FRIENDS by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"At the end, Goldstone and Cahoon gather all their characters together in a great tea party of 100, and on the last page, a note demonstrates all the ways to add up to ten using different sets of numbers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An eyeful of lively characters gives this counting book plenty of vim, as do Goldstone's (The Beastly Feast, 1998) choices of words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK IT, SOCK IT, NUMBER LINE by Bill Martin Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although this effort doesn't quite match the magic of Martin's best work, these dancing numbers and veggies will fit right in to story hours with themes of gardens, soup, or counting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Martin rocks on with his current collaborator (Adam, Adam What Do You See?, not reviewed, etc.), in a garden-themed counting book obviously intended as a companion to the ever-popular Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OF MURDER AND MEN by Lynn Cahoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Cahoon's third has too many storylines that reference her first two to be very approachable on its own. Newcomers may feel a bit lost despite the interesting plot and quirky characters."
A Colorado widow discovers that everything she knew about her husband's death is wrong. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: Motel California
BFF Charm: Goose and Maverick
Swoonworthy Scale:
 10
Talky Talk: She Says, He Remembers
Bonus Factors:
 Semper Fi, Depiction of Poverty, Kitschy Motel
Relationship Status: Take My Breath Away

 

Cover Story: Motel California

Thank you, Henry Holt and Co., for resisting the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"A slick, spooky, chilling mystery. (Horror. 12-16)"
Stephen's family returns to his father's hometown in search of a fresh start, but the town's dark history threatens to swallow them whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING REAL by Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sobering and thought-provoking ideas wrapped in an engaging plot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This chilling satire follows one teenager's efforts to escape from the reality TV franchise financially supporting her large family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER CRY WEREWOLF by Heather Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Neither original nor well-developed, but fans of paranormal romance will enjoy this sweet debut. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Newly rich Shelby doesn't like her stepmother, and the feeling is mutual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISDOM TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Heather Forest
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

As a companion to Wonder Tales from Around the World (1995, not reviewed), this is Forest's recasting of 50 fables, myths, anecdotes, and parables, all inviting readers to enjoy them as stories while picking out their barely concealed kernels of wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTICE by Heather Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2004

"Unsettling in its depiction of sadistic sex acts and hauntingly sad in its portrayal of a lonely soul tittering on the edge of emotional oblivion."
Posthumous work by the unflinching Lewis (The Second Suspect, 1998, etc.) offers a chilling glimpse inside the head of a young prostitute forsaken by family and lovers. Read full book review >