Search Results: "Nikki Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE FLIP SIDE by Nikki Carter
Released: March 1, 2012

"Another hit for Sunday Tolliver. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The fourth installment in Carter's (Not a Good Look, 2010, etc.) Fab Life series sees R&B sensation Sunday Tolliver starting her first year at Spelman College. Read full book review >

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STEP TO THIS by Nikki Carter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"This is the first in the So For Real series. (Fiction. YA)"
Gia, a high-school sophomore, wants to improve her style, secure a spot on the Hi-Steppers dance squad and go on a date. Read full book review >

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NOT A GOOD LOOK by Nikki Carter
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For celebrity-drama lovers everywhere. (Urban chick lit. 12 & up)"
This genuine and delicious first installment of the Fab Life series stars down-to-earth R&B songwriter Sunday Tolliver and her high-maintenance, hip-hop-diva cousin Dreya. Read full book review >

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TIME TO SHINE by Nikki Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A solid entry in a successful series. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The fifth installment in Carter's Fab Life series revisits some familiar territory but still delivers its proven mix of music-industry insiderdom, interpersonal drama and solid, affirming friendships. Read full book review >

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DOING MY OWN THING by Nikki Carter
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Juicy drama with constant twists, turns and bons mots and plenty of room for additional episodes. (Urban chick lit. 12 & up)"
Another smart, gossipy peek into the music industry with level-headed rising star Sunday Tolliver and her impulsive, self-centered cousin Dreya. Read full book review >

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IT’S ALL GOOD by Nikki Carter
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Carter portrays a rounded picture of African-American teen life anchored by school, church and family. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Gia and her girls from the Hi-Steppers dance squad are back, and junior year of high school holds such promise. Read full book review >

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GET OVER IT by Nikki Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Wholesome, down-to-earth fun. (Fiction. 12-18)"
This sixth installment brings levelheaded songwriter and pop star Sunday Tolliver's career and romantic life to a comfortable—if not definitive—conclusion. Read full book review >

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THE BREAK-UP DIARIES by Nikki Carter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Offer these affirming stories to any teen leaving a relationship, or starting one. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Two more novelette-length bittersweet romances portray African-American teen girls embracing their independence after painful breakups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLE by Nikki McClure
Kirkus Star
by Nikki McClure, illustrated by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This deconstructed lesson in plant regeneration, composting and life cycles will reach apple-eating readers of many ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Primitive-looking cut-paper illustrations depict an apple's travels from tree to kitchen to backpack to picnic and eventually into soil, where it takes root as a new seedling. Read full book review >

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MAMA, IS IT SUMMER YET? by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"When summer finally explodes, bringing juicy berries and abundant sunshine, mother and boy luxuriate in a baby pool, glad to have made the journey together. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A boy asks again and again, "Is it summer yet?" Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A CAT by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Purrrrfect for beginning readers and little artists with an eye for fine cut-paper compositions and craftsmanship. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A watchful kitten shadows a big cat to learn the fundamentals of feline life. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

NIKKI GRIMES
by Megan Labrise

When the opportunity to read aloud arises, acclaimed poet Nikki Grimes shines.

“Oh, I love to read, whether it’s to a single person or an audience,” says Grimes, who spoke with Kirkus by phone from her home in Corona, California. “I’ve found that we really don’t grow out of the love of being read to—I have friends who occasionally ...


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