Search Results: "Jen Craddock"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FLUNKED by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For a more enjoyable spin across similar territory (though without the petty crime), try Shannon Hale's The Storybook of Legends (2013) instead. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old Gilly, eldest daughter of the shoemaker, is caught with stolen goods, she is sent to Fairy Tale Reform School for rehabilitation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUTURE PERFECT by Jen Larsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An absorbing look at the cultural obsession with women's weight and how much energy and effort it takes to live an authentic life on one's own terms. (Fiction. 14-18) "
A high school senior strives to realize her dream of attending Harvard despite financial limitations and her dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VISION by Jen Nadol
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"For those willing to ponder difficult questions and appreciate the opportunity to come to their own conclusions, Cassie's visions will resonate long after the last page is turned. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
This dark, thoughtful sequel to The Mark (2010) eventually subverts practically every paranormal-romance cliché. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST. NIGHT. EVER. by Jen Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A fun, fresh take on a classic theme. (Fiction. 9-13)"
For one night Lynnfield Middle School hosts the biggest event in town, the seventh-grade dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

My Soul Immortal by Jen Printy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2014

"The hero-heroine couple ignites an absorbing plot, with an ending that promises more to come."
An immortal man meets a woman with more than a passing resemblance to the love he lost a century and a half ago in Printy's fantasy-romance debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELF GIRL by Rev Jen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Largely forgettable."
New York City woman-about-town's memoir about her life-as-performance-art quest to be fashionably "uncool." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER THE GAZEBO by Jen Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2015

"Complex, assured stories that describe the complications of love and need with perfect pitch."
These well-observed short stories describe sometimes-uneasy, sometimes-hopeful reconciliations with fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL AT THE BAGGAGE CLAIM by Gish Jen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2017

"While Jen's findings are undoubtedly intriguing, she is not fully convincing in her portrayal of the modest, hardworking flexi-self and the big pit self 'with high self-esteem and a lack of stick-to-it-ness.'"
A Chinese-American novelist and essayist investigates how culture shapes identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >