Search Results: "Matthew Carr"


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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"An unflinching look inside 'an extraordinarily elaborate and complex system of exclusion and control that is simultaneously ruthless, repressive, devious, chaotic, and dysfunctional.'"
Military patrols using live ammunition against unarmed men, women and children scaling barbed wire fences, captains dumping their human cargo in the sea after being detected by the navy: These are scenes not from North Korea or divided Berlin, but from the modern-day European Union. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN'S GHOSTS by Matthew Carr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015

"Carr not only examines the campaigns and career of Sherman; he also attacks the mindsets and assumptions that have continued to allow America to rationalize its wars."
William Tecumseh Sherman's brutal March to the Sea was not the first military rampage against civilians—even in the United States—but it continues to attract attention and comments from military leaders. Read full book review >

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THE DEVILS OF CARDONA by Matthew Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"The author has written nonfiction books about terrorism and repression, and contemporary parallels may be found in this novel, but it stands well on its own as an entertaining historical mystery."
Set in 16th-century Spain, this colorful detective story combines sex, violence, the Inquisition, and ambition-fueled intrigue that stretches from bailiffs to noblemen in high places. Read full book review >

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NOT SO DIFFERENT by Shane Burcaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A candid, approachable resource for curious kids. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Burcaw (Laughing at My Nightmare, 2014) answers the 10 most common questions kids ask about his disability, spinal muscular atrophy. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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MATTHEW DOWD
by Rhett Morgan

A political analyst with ABC news, the co-author of 2006’s Applebee’s America, and the former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, Matthew Dowd has spent the last seven years ruminating on the current state of the country. Through his columns and TV appearances he sharpened his observations about leadership and what is lacking in that leadership, but it ...


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START YOUR READING YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH JANUARY'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Another year of reading begins! What better way to start it off than with books that will stretch your imagination? This month's selection of the best science fiction and fantasy reads offers sword and sorcery, eldritch horrors, a richly-imagined forest world, deals with the Devil in the Old West, espionage across parallel worlds, and a 25th Century whodunit ...


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HERE’S TO THE LADIES
by Julie Danielson

We may be nearing the end of March, but before it’s over, let’s honor one of the best things about it – that it’s Women’s History Month. If you work in any way in an educational setting with children’s literature, I hope you show your students books about strong women all throughout the year and not just during March. If ...


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LEAVE THE BOX BEHIND
by Julie Danielson

Thinking outside of the box gets a lot of lip service but isn’t always rewarded – especially in the lives of children. Gloriously, there are four brand-new picture books on shelves that celebrate creative thinkers and problem-solvers of many stripes. (To boot, all four have received starred reviews here at Kirkus, and hey, I didn’t even plan that.)

Let’s kick ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO WAHOO by Dennis Carr
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A humorous, but at times intense, text held together by a strong, intelligent and eventually charming heroine. (Fiction. YA)"
The Carrs convincingly create Victoria Julianne Van Wyck, a haughty heiress that readers will at first love to hate. Read full book review >

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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 >