Search Results: "Andrea Gabriel"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE GRAY'S GREAT MIGRATION by Marta Lindsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"A suitable glimpse at a mammal that's likely to be overlooked in migration lessons. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Little Gray, a whale calf, doesn't want to leave his lagoon, but he soon realizes why he must make the long journey north. Read full book review >

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EAGLET’S WORLD by Evelyn Minshull
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"An author's note offers additional background on eagles that will be useful for classroom discussions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Minshull (The Cornhusk Doll, 1987) follows an eaglet from preconscious life inside his egg through his first successful flight past snow-capped mountains as a young adult. Read full book review >

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DAYTIME NIGHTTIME, ALL THROUGH THE YEAR by Diane Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A presentation of animal activities for primary grade readers and listeners that is brought low by sadly pedestrian verse. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Day and night and throughout the year, animals are busy and active. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY DO I SING? by Jennifer Blomgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"While this is a lovely visual tribute to Pacific Northwest animals, the stilted verse makes it a disappointing follow-up to the team's award-winning Where Do I Sleep? A Pacific Northwest Lullaby (2008). (Picture book/poetry. 2-7)"
A wolf's howl. A loon's haunting cry. What do they communicate? Read full book review >

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WOLVES IN THE WALLS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Cover Story: Sisterly Flub

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Where Is My Mind?

Bonus Factors: Unreliable Narrator

Relationship Status: Visiting Privileges

 

Cover Story:  Sisterly Flub

These (brunette, not blonde) girls are in a snowy forest, not a cornfield. Why they are holding each other (and ...


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STANDING IN THE SPOTLIGHT
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel and Brent Bradshaw

Cover Story: Cute
BFF Charms: Platinum, Love
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors: Reality TV, Hollywood
Relationship Status: Hooked

 

Cover Story: Cute

I'm about to sound ungrateful, because this artwork avoids all of the usual YA cover clichés ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1997

"Well aware that his call for increased sexual restraint will be seen as reactionary and homophobic by those who cling to an orgiastic view of gay liberation, he anticipates their arguments and answers them persuasively in this impressive analysis of a pressing social problem. (Author tour)"
A compelling warning about gay culture and the imperative need for a change in beliefs and behavior, issued by a gay activist and journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEPTUNE AVENUE by Gabriel Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"An impeccable procedural plus a poignant love story, intelligent, understated and refreshing."
A murdered friend, a beautiful widow and the borough of Brooklyn loom large in this superb installment from NYPD Detective Jack Leightner (The Graving Dock, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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A STORY OF SCORPIONS by Gabriel Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Not bad for a first novel."
A minister seeks to forge a relationship with the rapist who killed his wife and son: Dead Man Walking recast as a searing psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS by Marius Gabriel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 1998

"Well-written and perfectly paced: a sexy, gripping thriller that doesn't miss a beat."
Gabriel's third romantic suspenser (The Mask of Time, 1994, etc.) is a taut—and tense'story of a woman who must choose between a man she loves and a long-lost daughter, a choice complicated by the fact that either one of them may be a murderer. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER CENTURY OF WAR? by Gabriel Kolko
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"'The United States itself is now on war's front line—and it will remain there'—until unilateral military adventurism and skullduggery are replaced by a just, thoughtful political agenda, which, the author suggests, may be never."
An intelligent, if windy and repetitive, critique of US foreign policy and the pox it has brought upon the American people. Read full book review >