Search Results: "Liz Coley"


BOOK REVIEW

PRETTY GIRL-13 by Liz Coley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 19, 2013

"It simply doesn't ring true. (Psychological thriller. 14 & up)"
The opening chapters of Coley's debut for teens will chill readers to the bone—unfortunately, the rest of the novel fails to deliver. Read full book review >

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Tor Maddox: Unleashed by Liz Coley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"A bright, resourceful heroine makes her mark in this first novel with a shaky, brutal premise."
A teenage girl uncovers a shadowy conspiracy threatening the nation's dogs in this YA thriller. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR NEEDS A CHRISTMAS TREE by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The straightforward plot, uncomplicated illustrations, and humorous appearance of the decorated dinosaur dad make this a good choice for younger preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young dinosaur and his dad search their island for a Christmas tree for their holiday celebration. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Readers will appreciate the clean design and the warm and humorous story; they'll hope Rory sets off again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rory is a young dinosaur who loves to do things with his dad, but when his father takes some time to relax, Rory decides to set off on a solo adventure. Read full book review >

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ABC DOCTOR by Liz Murphy
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The illustrations also shed light on some of the routine practices of a check-up, and so for young readers nervous about doctor appointments, this text might just be the thing for what ails them. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A straightforward alphabet book introduces each letter and pairs it with a medical term. Read full book review >

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QUACKERS by Liz Wong
by Liz Wong, illustrated by Liz Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Both relevant and adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cat who thinks he's a duck learns about himself. Read full book review >

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THE VERY UGLY BUG by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A similar premise gets more effective treatment in Andrew Clements's Big Al (1988), illustrated by Yoshi, and, more recently, in Graeme Base's Jungle Drums (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this notably unsuccessful take on the "I don't want to stand out" theme, a bug—colorful but not particularly ugly in the cartoon illustrations—brushes off her friends' appreciative comments and dresses herself to look like them, but changes her tune after repulsing a predatory bird. Read full book review >

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SPLASHDANCE by Liz Starin
by Liz Starin, illustrated by Liz Starin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"It's a consciously silly pretense, but discussion possibilities abound, and there's no question it's funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After being excluded, a polar bear gets her turn to shine. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Children just developing a sense of humor will appreciate the innocent silliness of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rory is a lucky dinosaur. He so much wants a pet, and a pet finds him instead! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOMBOY by Liz Prince
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society's preordained gender roles (Graphic memoir. 14 & up)"
Prince explores what it means to be a tomboy in a magnificently evocative graphic memoir. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS by Liz Pichon
by Liz Pichon, illustrated by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Even the novelty features—a viewfinder page and a set of photographs—cannot save this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This lackluster effort features a jolly group of zoo penguins enjoying their favorite activity—entertaining and being entertained by humans—when they get a surprise: A little girl drops her camera into their habitat. Read full book review >