Search Results: "Melody Carlson"


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PREMIERE by Melody Carlson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Serviceable, but not much more. (Fiction. YA)"
In this not-so-frothy Christian chick-lit novel, two sisters, one a fashion-savvy clotheshorse who is beautiful, self-possessed and glib, the other a pretty, smart, sensible and low-key person, are hired to co-host a TV show about the world of fashion. Read full book review >

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GLAMOUR by Melody Carlson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Good, clean, didactic fun for readers who like their LA Candy with a strong Christian flavor. (Christian chick lit. YA)"
The fifth volume in the On the Runway Series continues the saga of Erin and Paige Forrester, two teenagers who have scored their own TV show focused on the dynamic and fast-paced world of fashion. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, ANGELS by Melody Carlson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Older preschoolers will find this too babyish, and toddlers (and adults) will prefer Brown's classic. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
A little boy says goodnight to his friends, family, toys and household items in this earnest but unsuccessful effort that is a pale imitation of the concept and structure of the classic Goodnight, Moon. Read full book review >

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ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Although straight commercial fiction, this lightly amusing first-person tale delivers a smoothly entertaining ride ending with a deft setup of the final book in the series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Having just moved to Maine, 13-year-old Hannah Smart gets herself into big trouble when she lies, telling her new classmates that she's an ace skier and snowboarder. Read full book review >

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A WORK OF ART by Melody Maysonet
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 18, 2015

"An important book about endings, beginnings and the choice to move on. (Fiction. 15-18)"
When confronted with a devastating reality, one girl reaches deep into her own art to surround herself with both truth and beauty. Read full book review >

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IN OVER HER HEAD by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Hannah remains too superficial to ever be engaging. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Back for a third outing is 14-year-old Hannah, the breezy white star of her own local television show, this time bound for a treasure hunt that will be filmed for a new on-air project. Read full book review >

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HALDOL AND HYACINTHS by Melody  Moezzi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"A bold, courageous book by a woman who transforms mental illness into an occasion for activism."
An Iranian-American political activist and writer's memoir of how she came to terms with her bicultural heritage and bipolar disorder. Read full book review >