I’ve been thinking lately, especially since we’ve passed the midway mark of 2018, about which picture books this year have been my favorites, and here’s one today that arrived on shelves just last month and quickly endeared itself to me—Cheryl Bardoe’s Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain, illustrated by Barbara McClintock. This is one to pore over, and each time I do, I find something new to appreciate. This one falls squarely into the Be Sure ...
City of Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the girl who chose rebellion, the girl who loved a Zitochi warrior, the girl who risked it all to avenge her friend.
Sometimes, it takes a bunch of bastards to save the day.
At least, that’s what Tilla and her friends tell themselves. Having thwarted the treasonous rebellion of their parents, Tilla and her friends have taken ...
It's a fact: Hollywood is mining the pages of science fiction and fantasy for excellent stories to tell onscreen. Here's the latest roundup of speculative fiction books that are being turned into films and television series. Read them now and watch them later!
Runtime by S.B. Divya
In this novella-length story, S. B. Divya puts an interesting, futuristic spin on wanting to rise above one's station. Marmeg Guinto doesn't have much but sees a chance ...
BOOK REPORT for The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
Cover Story: Improbable
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Surprisingly Deep
Bonus Factor: Open-Mindedness, Photography, Coins and Tombstones
Anti-Bonus Factor: Family Discord
Relationship Status: Serious Summer Romance
Cover Story: Improbable
There’s nothing really wrong with this cover except that I don’t normally like seeing real-people models on books. They take all the imagination out of it for me. Also, Mati and Elise hang out on the ...
I only shrug in response. I’m not sure I know Sergei enough to trust him with the truth: that my story will be the lack of this family. It will be the lack of my own, after my father was killed. It will be about living with a man too busy chasing legends around to be a second father to me. It will be about the price of an insane and fruitless quest. And I’ll throw in some jokes. Readers ...
Hello, let me tell you how super great The Calculating Stars, the new novel by Mary Robinette Kowal, is.
It’s an alternate history of the world set in the 50s, in which a meteorite falls to Earth, causing what Elma, our protagonist – a lady scientist, physicist, mathematician and awesome pilot to boot – calculates is an extinction event. This accelerates the space program since humans now have to GET OUT OF HERE as fast as possible, anticipating the moon ...
Maurice Sendak once wrote that the picture book is “a peculiar art form that thrives on genius, intuition, daring.” Some of the best ones use their 32 pages to ask readers to see the world — shapes, colors, designs, ideas, objects, creatures — in fresh, new ways. I’ve three of those here today.
If you want to expand your mind by taking a look at the same thing in multiple ways (bonus: you will learn about art in India ...
I hope you all had a lovely Fourth of July!
Since we’re right in the heart of summer, I thought I’d mention a couple of books I’ve loved recently that had “summer” in the title.
First off is Beatriz Williams’ THE SUMMER WIVES, part mystery, part family saga, part romance. I loved this book, as I do everything she writes, and highly recommend the book and the author. (Kirkus loved it too and gave it a starred review ...