Search Results: "Liz Mathewson"


BOOK REVIEW

BOLOGNA ENDS by Edwin F.  Casey
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A funny, page-turning collection of family highlights, recounted by a genial showman."
Regular-guy memoirist Casey (Tales from the Granite Orchard, 2011) presents readers with the stories of his life and times. 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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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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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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HAS ANYONE SEEN JESSICA JENKINS? by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Readers not yet ready for teen thrillers should warm to this unlikely band of new friends who solve this easy-to-read 'scientific' mystery with no adult intervention. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Superhuman powers. The best thing ever—or a total nightmare? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ASK AGAIN LATER by Liz Czukas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Great characters in search of a less gimmicky narrative. (Fiction. 13-18)"
One teen's prom night splits in two directions. Read full book review >

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LESSONS I NEVER LEARNED AT MEADOWBROOK ACADEMY by Liz Maccie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

" A solid and promising debut. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Roberta Romano attends her first day at the affluent Meadowbrook Academy after being removed from her old school for bad behavior. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NORTH OF NOWHERE by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"The story does not measure up to its intriguing title and inviting cover. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Mia tries to solve the mystery of her grandfather's disappearance and make a friend in this time-travel adventure exploring the lasting bonds of family. Read full book review >

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FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE by Liz Chipman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"In her debut, Chipman proves to be a writer to watch. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The Hudson River is bright with the colors of fall, but when 13-year-old Weezie's mother takes off, it's only the beginning of dark times for her and her family. Read full book review >

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17 by Liz Rosenberg
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"As noted, the story itself is not particularly new—but Rosenberg's (We Wanted You, 2002, etc.) of telling it is beautifully, hauntingly effective. (Fiction. YA)"
The story of a teen's sexual coming of age, twinned with her struggles with anorexia and depression, is distinguished from so many of its ilk by an exceptionally fine and precise prose style. Read full book review >