Search Results: "Ali Marchese"


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WUBBZY'S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Ali Marchese
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"A brimming bagful of holiday cheer. (iPad holiday app. 4-7)"
Santa comes to Wuzzleburg in this full-featured, deliciously silly adaptation of the classic poem. Read full book review >

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OTTO: THE STORY OF A MIRROR by Ali Bahrampour
ADVENTURE
Released: May 14, 2003

"They'll root for bandy-legged Otto in his yellow-banded derby and giggle over the zany details in the soft-toned watercolor-and-ink drawings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Otto is bored with his job as a mirror who works at Topper's Hat Store reflecting the customers as they try on hats. Read full book review >

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CLEVER CHAMELEON by Ali Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An asset in any collection, story-timers will clamor to find the title character in each double-page spread. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The jungle animals, including walking stick, chameleon, parrot, lion, leopard, elephant, crocodile and giraffe, decide to play hide and seek. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2007

"On-pitch reporting documents an inspiring craft."
Reporting on the construction of one particular instrument, musician and journalist Marchese (Renovations, 2001) investigates how a box with strings attached can make such astonishingly beautiful sounds. Read full book review >

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PAPER HEARTS  by Ali Novak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"An undemanding, wish-fulfillment romance. (Romance. 14-16)"
Another fluffy romance between a girl and a boy-band member, following The Heartbreakers (2015). Read full book review >

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PLATO'S ACADEMY AND THE ETERNAL KEY by Ali Gray
Released: April 14, 2014

"A quick overview of complex philosophical subjects, told in an approachable way."
Gray's debut middle-grade novel blends fundamentals of philosophy with time-travel fantasy. Read full book review >

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"A hard-hitting exploration of Iran's dark realities."
Young Iranians cope with political repression, poverty and sexual exploitation in this searing collection of stories. Read full book review >

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ARTFUL by Ali Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"A soulful intellectual inquiry and reflection on life and art, artfully done."
Acclaimed Scottish novelist Smith (There but for the, 2011, etc.) considers the places where art and life intersect, sometimes collide and meld. Read full book review >

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UNTOLD STORY by Monica Ali
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2011

"Despite the bold premise, this gifted writer has, uncharacteristically, settled for less."
Princess Di is alive and well and living incognito in an ordinary American town in this buzzy fourth novel from the British Ali (In the Kitchen, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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Mirral by Ali AlAttar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2015

"Readers intrigued by moral ambivalence will enjoy this addition to the genre."
A well-conceived blend of fantasy and sci-fi whose numerous characters and complex back story will keep readers on their toes. Read full book review >

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THE TREES by Ali Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A big, unclassifiable novel; it's worth the effort to enter a world that is never what it appears."
An ecological sermon, bildungsroman, mystery, fairy tale, and horror story all combined into a novel about an improbable journey. Read full book review >