Blue is a tie with yellow for my favorite color. (It depends on my mood. I’m not really sure how anyone can pick just one favorite color anyway.) Two new picture books on shelves use blue as a launching point to tell exhilarating stories, and both are unlike many picture books you’ll see on shelves today.
Jillian Tamaki’s They Say Blue is unusual in that it’s not often we see contemporary picture books with the kind of meditative musings we ...
A list inspired by Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
On Sale: March 2018
“Have you forgotten we are kings?” Bluebell snapped. “I haven’t. This isn’t a small family matter to be sniped about at the supper table.”
There’s a Game of Thrones-shaped hole in my life. To be fair, there’s a Game of Thrones-shaped hole in many peoples’ lives right now. While 2019 seems like a distant eternity (and The Winds of Winter is ...
Since we’re celebrating Women’s History Month, it seems like a good time to recommend a few historical romance reads.
I just love historical romance!
I haven’t yet finished listening to Hello, Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (among the creme de la creme of authors), so I thought I’d mention some other authors and titles I’ve really enjoyed recently.
I just love Shana Galen and she keeps getting better and better. Her Survivors series is endearing, a winning combination of humor, suspense ...
We seem to be in the middle of a golden age of science fiction and fantasy book adaptations, where producers are turning to the pages of speculative fiction looking for their next big hit. That's good news for readers who want to see their favorite stories get their due attention. It's also a way for readers to find new material that may soon be the talk around their local watercooler. Here's another roundup of speculative fiction books ...
BOOK REPORT for Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell
Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: California Noir
Bonus Factor: The Californians
Relationship Status: Hot and Heavy
Cover Story: Montell Jordan
This. Is. How. We. Do. It. Creators of book covers everywhere: take note! I love the art deco graphic style of this cover, the clean modern lines, the gorgeous, hazy colors and the hint at flames in one ...
Let’s do this.
The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo
IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE, IT’S FINALLY HERE! It’s only March, but I can promise you that this book is going to be on a whole lot of Best Of lists at the end of the year. It is brilliant, beautiful, and I can’t wait for you all to read it and fall in love, too. See my February 19 column for more detailed gushing.
Starred review at Kirkus and pretty much ...
In the far-future world of the Scattered Pearls Belt, a war veteran recovers from a traumatic experience that left her reeling and injured. Discharged from military service, she is making a life for herself by preparing blends to help others in their own ailments and barely making ends meet in a backwater of the asteroid belt.
Then a detective-scholar walks into her rooms and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: help the (unpleasant) detective find a corpse (ostensibly for ...
Anyone who works with children on a regular basis knows it’s important for them to see their families reflected in the books they read and the books read to them. I’ve got three brand-new picture books here today that take a look at families through the prisms of parents (with a focus on mothers) and siblings. Let’s start with brothers.
The touching We Are Brothers comes from teacher and youth literacy champion Yves Nadon, who makes his home in Quebec ...