Search Results: "Terry Carolan"


BOOK REVIEW

A PRESIDENT FROM HAWAI'I by Terry Carolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Hawaiians do—and should—take great pride in their heritage. This attempt to share it with the world, however, seems like it is piggybacking on celebrity and falls flat. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Originally published exclusively in Hawaii in 2009, this reissued title is now widely available, just in time for the upcoming electoral race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Still, preschoolers will likely savor this mouthwatering treatment of a subject that looms large in many early school experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar theme of the challenges facing a new kid in town is given an original treatment by photographer Border in this book of photos of three-dimensional objects in a simple modeled landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILK GOES TO SCHOOL by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Border's shtick goes on far too long for readers to want seconds of Milk and Waffle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Border continues his series of books about anthropomorphized food, this time focusing on Milk and her first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS’ DREAM PLANE by Terry Milne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The message is certainly meritorious, but the execution is pallid (literally—Milne uses a muted palette throughout) next to such vigorous explorations of the same topic as Holly Keller's Horace's New Toy (2000). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Assorted flying machines adorn the endpapers and will propel young aeronautics fans right into this high-flying story of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERRY CHRISTMAS, PEANUT! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Adults might find Peanut's cheery, repetitive catchphrase annoying, but kids will likely eat this up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Border continues his food-as-characters shtick with this Christmas tale about a family of peanuts celebrating the holiday together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAVEYARD SHAKES by Laura  Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Affirming girl power and the importance of staying true to yourself, this story will resonate with readers who, like Katia, build relationships on their own terms. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A tale about a ghost who fears other ghosts and two sisters who find more welcome in a graveyard than in school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEIF'S JOURNEY by Terry Hokenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Readers of the genre will savor this immersive and ultimately satisfying tale of coming of age on the American prairie. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Leif, just coming into manhood on the northern prairie of Minnesota in 1881, must either find a way to make peace with his often angry father or leave the farm forever, as his older siblings have chosen to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLATED by Teri Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"Intriguing—readers will be on tenterhooks for the next one. (Dystopian romance. 11 & up)"
What would it be like to live in a world in which the fear of terrorists has resulted in the technology to wipe out memories or shut you down completely if you become deeply sad or angry? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD BRAIDER by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"Refreshing and moving: avoids easy answers and saviors from the outside. (historical note) (Fiction. 13-15)"
From Sudan to Maine, in free verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE HAPPENS NEXT by Terry Trueman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A winning central and supporting cast provide strong compensation for a plot that seems overly worked and too tidily resolved. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Trueman skates the edge of fantasy as he puts readers' hearts through a workout in this sequel to Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DODGER by Terry Pratchett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Unexpected, drily funny and full of the pathos and wonder of life: Don't miss it. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Pratchett leaves Discworld to bring us something that is quite nearly—but not exactly—actual historical fiction. Read full book review >