Search Results: "Karen Carr"


BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR HUNT by Karen Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This will be a crowd pleaser. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this picture drama an Acrocanthosaurus, relative of the mighty T. rex dinosaur, hatches and begins the struggle for survival learning to hunt, hide, eat, or be eaten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JURASSIC SHARK by Deborah Diffily
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Next to the likes of Arnold's Giant Shark (2000) and the plethora of more authoritative reconstructions, this showcase is just empty calories. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
In this luridly written prehistoric episode, a massive Hybodus feeds—"Her jaw snaps shut on the squid, ripping through their flesh . . ."—then gives birth after she "bites a hunk of flesh from" a larger predator to drive it away. Read full book review >

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IT'S TYRANNOSAURUS REX! by Dawn Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"Interactive features are so limited that, platform aside, there isn't much to choose between this and the print edition. (iPad informational storybook app. 7-9)"
A melodramatic but gore-free introduction to T. Rex for younger and weak-stomached dino-fans. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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WHAT'S THAT, GIRL? TIMMY'S FALLEN DOWN A WELL?
by Leila Roy

I can’t seem to get away from abandoned wells lately. And boy oh boy, they TERRIFY me, both in story form and in real life. They’re so ubiquitous in Maine that growing up, my parents were ALWAYS warning me about them, and then, years later, The Ring didn’t assuage my fears any.

In adult life, we had one in ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SUPERBAT by Matthew Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A perhaps unexpected appreciation of bats that will be enjoyable to read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pat the bat is bored with his humdrum life. Craving the excitement that he reads about in his superhero comics, he decides to craft his own special outfit and transform from regular Pat into Superbat! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABCs of CANCER by Katherine Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A good manual for teens seeking direction after a parent's diagnosis."
Two sisters share helpful tips for dealing with a parent's cancer diagnosis in this debut how-to guide for teens.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROZEN NOSES by Jan Carr
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"This exhilarating picture book joyously heralds the imminent arrival of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a gleeful salute to the frosty season, three wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked children and their little gray puppy spend the day sampling the pleasures of winter. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF BAGRAM PRISON by Alex Carr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2008

"A smart, timely thriller weakened only by the abrupt narrative jumps among the decades covered."
Carr (An Accidental American, 2007, etc.) shows a straight-shooting soldier coming up against decades of treachery in America's intelligence machinery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAHLER by Jonathan Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 1998

"Those who read this biography will likely fall into similar camps. (35 b&w photos, not seen)"
A useful reference tool, somewhat marred by the author's zeal to make everyone a Mahler maniac. Read full book review >

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A JOURNAL OF THE CRAZY YEAR by Forrest Carr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 2015

"A great case made for the idea that the end isn't nigh—it's already here."
A pandemic helps humanity destroy itself in this wry apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >