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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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PLAYED by Liz Fichera
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"The book stands out in its nicely realistic portraits of the teens. (Romance. 12-18)"
The second book in the author's examination of relationships between the white community and Native Americans on a Phoenix-area reservation. Read full book review >

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MY NOT-SO-STILL LIFE by Liz Gallagher
FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"An adequate portrait of an art-obsessed teen, but, unlike Vanessa, it doesn't stand out. (Fiction. 12-14) "
A self-proclaimed artist learns lessons about friendship, thoughtfulness and the importance of having something to say. Read full book review >

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MY DESPERATE LOVE DIARY by Liz Rettig
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 15, 2007

"There are some laugh-aloud moments, and this will likely be popular with teen girls looking for a bit of romance, fun and self-mockery. (Fiction. YA)"
In what may be the most blatant Bridget Jones's Diary clone yet, Rettig differentiates her tale only by making the characters about 15 years younger than those in Bridget Jones. Read full book review >