Search Results: "Zoe Barton"


BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS NEVERLAND by Zoe Barton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"There are many good stories still to tell about the Boy Who Never Grew Up, but this isn't one of them. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A petulant brat brings Girl Power to a Neverland devoid of whimsy and charm in this unnecessary sequel to Peter Pan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Searching for Barton Carter by Nancy Barton Carter Clough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2015

"A congested but nevertheless in-depth investigation of an overlooked war and the types of people drawn to it."
From debut author Clough comes a historical biography of an American's involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLVING ZOE by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2009

"A key to the ciphers embedded in the story appears at the end, along with a list of sources. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Zoe is the black sheep of her eccentric, intelligent family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR ZOE by Philip Beard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Earnest and sensitive—to a fault."
In an epistolary first novel about the process of grieving, a 15-year-old girl writes letters to the younger sister whose death she feels responsible for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE IN WONDERLAND by Brenda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This touching tale about finding strength in uniqueness is a well-crafted read from start to finish. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Zoe G. Reindeer hates her last name and her big feet and anything else that makes her "just Zoe." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE AND ROBOT by Ryan Sias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Darling. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A precocious girl teaches her robot friend the art of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE AND HER ZEBRA by Clare  Beaton
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"However, the combination of vivid hues, curious creatures, and repetitive text make for an exhilarating foray into the world of ABCs for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Beaton's ingenious felt creations transform the standard alphabet book format into an exotic blend of colors, creatures, and children's names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE LETTING GO by Nora Price
Released: June 28, 2012

"Well plotted, skillfully written. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Why is Zoe trapped in what appears to be some kind of mental facility? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Zoe is a lively companion, but there's more Venice deliziosa in Christina Bjork's Vendela in Venice (1999) or all of Italy in Carol Weston's The Diary of Melanie Martin or: How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza (2000). (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nine-year-old Zoe Sophia and her dachshund Mickey visit her great aunt Dorothy Pomander, who lives in Venice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM ZOE HANDKE by Eric Larsen
Released: March 1, 1992

"Austere and insistently repetitive, a book that despite its midwestern locales more comfortably aligns with those of recent European gray-palette essentialists like, say, Thomas Bernhard or Michel Tournier."
Larsen (An American Memory, winner of the Heartland Prize, 1988) now takes up that book's main character's wife—who chants a kind of epistemological plainsong from the notes of her very pained life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S HALLOWEEN, CHLOE ZOE! by Jane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Doesn't stand out among the many introductions to Halloween's delights. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chloe Zoe in back, exploring Halloween's delights with her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S EASTER, CHLOE ZOE! by Jane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A pleasant but not groundbreaking effort, with a cute, yellow elephant leading the charge. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An anthropomorphic elephant girl named Chloe Zoe attends an Easter egg hunt with her two best friends and learns a lesson about sharing. Read full book review >