Search Results: "Natalie Honeycutt"


BOOK REVIEW

TWILIGHT IN GRACE FALLS by Natalie Honeycutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

A fully realized world is created by Honeycutt (Whistle Home, 1993, etc.) in this well-written story of a mill town's economic demise. Read full book review >

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GRANVILLE JONES: COMMANDO by Natalie Honeycutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 1998

"Although there are many children for whom Granville's concerns over his smallness will be only too relevant, there are far fresher takes on the much-worn new-baby premise, and far better books from Honeycutt. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Third-grader Granville, small for his age, tries to blend in by wearing camouflage fatigues, and stands out by telling everyone that he knows karate. Read full book review >

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ASK ME SOMETHING EASY by Natalie Honeycutt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

"The reader understands that Addie's spirit will find sustenance when she finally leaves home; still, the sad, almost relentless list of ways she's distanced and misunderstood as she grows up makes for a somber, introspective tale. (Fiction. 13+)"
In a deeply-felt narrative, Addie (17) describes the impact of her parents' divorce on her own life and her family. Read full book review >

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LYDIA JANE AND THE BABY-SITTER EXCHANGE by Natalie Honeycutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"An entertaining contemporary story that will find a ready audience. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Another of Jonah Twist's third-grade classmates is featured in Honeycutt's series about a San Francisco neighborhood with the kind of lively kids, nice parents, and pervasive common sense and good humor that distinguish Cleary's Klickitat Street. Read full book review >

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WHISTLE HOME by Natalie Honeycutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Nice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl's anxieties about her mother's return when she's left for a few hours with her wise, empathetic ``Aunt Whistle'' are obliquely expressed in her concern for her dog Dooley when he disappears after a rabbit: ``What if he doesn't come back?...Suppose he gets lost? Read full book review >

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RHINO’S GREAT BIG ITCH! by Natalie Chivers
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Pretty but imperfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who can scratch in just the right place? Read full book review >

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BUB by Natalie Babbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"Not to mention the dog,' says Babbitt in dedicating the book to her human models, and she doesn't; all the same, it's a delight and steals the show, as she doubtless intended. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The King and Queen are at odds: he says "too many toys" will make the Prince "soft and silly"; she says the many lessons with the King will leave him "dry and dusty." Read full book review >

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A RECIPE FOR DISASTER by Natalie Riess
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 21, 2017

"A genre-buster, for sure, and a delightful mashup at that. (Graphic science fiction. 12-adult)"
In this graphic-novel sequel, a human chef must battle her way out of a murderous intergalactic cooking show. Read full book review >

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A SNICKER OF MAGIC by Natalie Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Although pacing is sometimes difficult, this tale offers all the other earmarks of fine storytelling, including colorful, eccentric characters, an original, highly likable narrator and a mighty 'spindiddly' plot. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
The protagonist of this debut joins a growing list of endearing young girls from the South, and it's an extra bonus that her new best friend and mentor is a boy whose method of transportation, without fanfare, just happens to be a wheelchair. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW by Natalie Whipple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"With unwavering BFFs, stolen kisses, red herrings and a variety of spells, there's something for chick-lit, romance, mystery and fantasy fans alike. (Supernatural romance. 13-18)"
If being an adolescent already feels like a curse, try life as a modern teenage witch. Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE by Natalie Standiford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An unlikely love story set in an unusual time and place; there are no happy endings or easy resolutions here. (Romance. 14 & up)"
A young woman studying abroad in Leningrad in the early 1980s falls for a young man she meets there in this uniquely suspenseful romance. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY by Natalie Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A bouquet of quirks, whimsy, sweetness, and magic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl awaiting her destiny must uncover lost treasure to save her home. Read full book review >