Search Results: "Jen Craddock"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Likely to appeal only to Christian readers."
A mother's searching memoir about how she and her family found their faith tested in the aftermath of a devastating car crash. Read full book review >

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SMALL AND TALL TALES OF EXTINCT ANIMALS by Damien Laverdunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Otherwise, a handsome and useful work. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
Vanished animals from around the world, 26 extinct and one sole survivor, are here displayed on oversized pages in a beautifully designed album. Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Recounting the adventures of the son of an imaginary Chinese emperor, a master storyteller once again weaves a compelling tale. Read full book review >

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AN UNSETTLING CRIME FOR SAMUEL CRADDOCK by Terry Shames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A favorite of fans who like their police procedurals with a strong ethical center, Shames provides the back story of a Southern cop caught between his job and his culture."
A fire on the wrong side of the tracks starts an investigation that digs as deeply into the crime as it does into the people surrounding it. Read full book review >

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ROBOT FRENZY by Erik Craddock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Readers new to the series will clamor for Stone Rabbit's other outings; his fans will greet it eagerly. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Stone Rabbit and friends face their most frightening nemesis yet right in their own hometown: a ginormous shark robot! Read full book review >

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STONE RABBIT by Erik Craddock
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Best get both. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
While flossing, Stone Rabbit discovers a bottomless pit of doom in his bathroom floor—one more reason to hate Mondays. Read full book review >

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AN ALCHEMY OF MASQUES AND MIRRORS by Curtis Craddock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2017

"A very promising start, both for a series and a new author."
This debut fantasy is set in the Risen Kingdoms, where countries float in the air and people take airships from place to place, princes battle for a throne, and dashing musketeers defend feisty princesses. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BOY by Sonia Craddock
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The jacket painting instantly evokes Jamesina's world; in text and in art, she's an appealing heroine, full of old-fashioned spunk. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A curse dropped on the shoulders of a baby by an angry neighbor is subverted into a saving grace when WWII roars through Germany, in this allegorical tale, built along the plot lines of Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

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Winsley Walker and Other Flying Objects by Nancy Cadle Craddock
Released: Aug. 6, 2014

"A fun, fast-paced read that will please zany young readers."
In this middle-grade novel, a bookish young girl finds herself plagued with anxiety when her troublemaking grandfather decides to build the world's smallest passenger plane. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT FOR BUGS by Jen Prokopowicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2015

"For appreciation rather than information, this is an interesting addition to the environmental shelf. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Photographs of a series of cut-paper dioramas form this seek-and-find puzzle book starring hidden creatures in the natural world. Read full book review >

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ONE HUNDRED SPAGHETTI STRINGS by Jen Nails
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Nails serves up a platter of tender, poignant goodies, but the resolution, or lack thereof, on some key questions raised may be a bit hard to swallow for young readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Is your family a well-catered, fancy meal? Or is it more like a cafeteria food fight? Finding the kernel of truth about her family's simmering secrets sets one girl up with a recipe for confusion. Read full book review >

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SHUFFLE, REPEAT by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"It's a predictable romance about two smart white teens, but it's an entertaining and even touching one. (Romance. 12-18)"
June thinks high school is merely a stopgap between childhood and real life until she starts carpooling with the star jock. Read full book review >