Search Results: "Anna Funder"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL THAT I AM by Anna Funder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The disquieting historical facts entwined by themes of love and betrayal are powerful enough to make up for flat-footed storytelling."
Funder follows her critically acclaimed nonfiction debut (Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall, 2003) with the novelized account of German activists who opposed Hitler before World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STASILAND by Anna Funder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Colorful, intensely observed, well executed, with lots of black humor and disturbing undertones."
Sydney-based Funder's impressive debut crisply renders her pursuit of East Berlin's ghosts. Read full book review >

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FANDOM AND FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I don’t know if this has ever happened before: One week after listing all of the new releases I’m looking forward to reading this month, I’m ready to report back on the two that were at the top of my list! And I’ve got good—nay, GREAT—news!

Lily Anderson’s Not Now, Not Ever and Anna Priemaza’s Kat and Meg Conquer the ...


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LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: Play Set
BFF Charm: Third Wheel
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Otherworldly
Trigger Warning: Abuse
Bonus Factors: LGTBQ Characters, Multicultural Magic
Anti-Bonus Factor: Abuse
Relationship Status: Happily Ever After

Cover Story: Play Set

This cover is cute, and features important elements of the story, but it ...


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LOVE BLOOMS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: How Does Your Garden Grow

BFF Charm: Sixth Wheel

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Magical

Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Latinx Culture

Relationship Status: Forever and Ever

Cover Story: How Does Your Garden Grow

 

This is a book about girls and flowers. This cover is wholly appropriate.

But I do ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY MOM by Anna Walker
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 2010

"A companion, I Love My Dad (ISBN: 978-1-4169-8319-4; April 2010), treats Ollie's relationship with his dad with a similarly light touch. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ollie B., a gray-and-white striped creature with long ears and floppy legs, tells readers just how he and his mom spend time together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIVE STORIES by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Here's hoping that in the next Sprout Street tales there are fewer words and more action, which will help young readers connect with these characters. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Five neighbors learn to live together in their apartment building despite their differences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE THOUSAND THINGS by Anna Kövecses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"Not a radical departure from similar primary-level catalogs but still useful for building both verbal and visual working vocabularies. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Familiar figures and concepts depicted in a simple graphic style invite very young children to catalog and identify many of the items they might encounter in their everyday worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA LLAMA MAD AT MAMA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Adorable and endearing Llama Llama, who made his first appearance in Dewdney's Llama Llama Red Pajama (2005), returns, this time throwing a temper tantrum at the Shop-O-Rama. Read full book review >

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NOBUNNY’S PERFECT by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"That humor helps to sweeten the message. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dewdney's whimsical primer of good manners for little ones is bound to elicit giggles. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS AND FAIRY by Anna Pignataro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"All sweet and no spice provides a sugary overdose in this consumerist fantasy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Saccharine, sparkly and overwhelmingly pink, this selection seems calculatedly aimed at some of the retail industry's hottest market: little girls. Read full book review >