Search Results: "April Chu"


BOOK REVIEW

IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA by Muon Van
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2015

"The illustrations, with strong references to Chinese pen-and-ink landscapes and Japanese woodblock prints of the sea, will draw readers to this book again and again. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In circular fashion, this simple story's narration unfolds, with great power behind the few words on each page. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"From the booming paigu to the delicate strings of the ruan, the lutelike pipa and the yangqin, or hammered 'butterfly harp,' a lively medley that will expand the musical boundaries of most young audiences. (bibliography) (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Thirteen young musicians of diverse ethnic background ready themselves to play their traditional Chinese instruments on stage in this informative and gracefully illustrated twin debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE by Laurie Wallmark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A splendidly inspiring introduction to an unjustly overlooked woman. (author's note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Two hundred years after her birth in 1815, the world is finally beginning to pay attention to Ada Byron Lovelace, considered by many to be the inventor of computer programming. Read full book review >

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KATE WARNE, PINKERTON DETECTIVE by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A cinematic treatment of derring-do and yet another testament to the importance of women in the historical evolution of the United States. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Moss tackles an important incident in the life of Kate Carter—aka Kate Warne—the first female professional private detective in the United States. Read full book review >

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LA BELLA VITA (SORT OF)
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Cover Story: That's Amore
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 4
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy, Mostly
Bonus Factors:
 Italy, Roman Holiday, Tasty Business, College
Relationship Status: Haven't We Already Matched Before?

 

Cover Story: That's Amore

WHOA WHOA WHOA—a YA romance without a kissyface cover!? And one ...


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HERO VILLAIN LIAR
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Cover Story: Sneaky

BFF Charm: Confused

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Toeing the Line

Trigger Warnings: Teenage Torture

Bonus Factor: Fairy Tales

Relationship Status: Call Me, Maybe? Or Maybe Not?

Cover Story: Sneaky

Although, at first glance, this cover isn’t as dark as the story within can be, look closer ...


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SPIN THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY TO FIND A GREAT READ
by John DeNardo

Speculative fiction comes in many flavors.  Want to see for yourself? Spin the wheel of Science Fiction & Fantasy and find your next excellent read!

CLONES

In More of Me by Kathryn Evans, a teenage girl deals with the trials of her teenage years and then some. To all outward appearances, Teva appears like an ordinary teenager with all ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE SOLDIERS by Lenora  Chu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An informative, personal view of the Chinese and their educational system that will have many American readers cringing at the techniques used by the Chinese to create perfect students."
A comparison of American and Chinese education systems based on the author's observations of her young son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Wisdom of Huineng, Chinese Buddhist Philosopher by Chu Dongwei
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"A comprehensive, landmark English translation of a key Buddhist text."
A new, scholarly translation of the Platform Sutra of seventh-century Buddhist philosopher Huineng, among other works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOES JESUS REALLY LOVE ME? by Jeff Chu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Yes, Chu concludes in his revealing book, Jesus really loves him. Other Christians? The jury's still out."
A gay Christian's exploration of homosexuality in the American church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPRI RIPPLES by Milton Chu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2013

"A frustrating, predictable tale of infidelity abroad."
In Chu's debut novel, a young American falls in love with a beautiful Italian woman while on vacation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME SIEGE by Wesley Chu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Computer-game style: formulaic but exhilarating."
Second installment of a series (Time Salvager, 2015) in which time travelers salvage what they can from the past to help sustain a solar system ravaged by corporate wars. Read full book review >