Search Results: "Beth Lo"


BOOK REVIEW

MAHJONG ALL DAY LONG by Ginnie Lo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Not much of a plot here and mahjong is not really a young children's game, but the alternating red and black pages are visually arresting and the naïve paintings on the plates have plenty of action for kids to pore over. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Using the unusual illustration technique of painted ceramic plates, Beth Lo provides a visual subtext to accompany her sister's story of a Chinese-American family and their addiction to the game of mahjong. Read full book review >

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AUNTIE YANG'S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC by Ginnie Lo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The pleasure of finding unexpected links between a new country and the old suffuses this autobiographical outing. (glossary) (Picture book/memoir. 6-8)"
More warm family memories from the Chinese-American creators of Mahjong All Day Long (2005), with cheery illustrations painted on ceramic plates. Read full book review >

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OFF TO SUMMER CAMP
by Leila Roy

The summer camp book that I covered earlier this week wasn’t a great fit for me.

It’s also been a couple of years since I’ve put together a list of recent summer camp books.

Looks like it’s time to take a look around and see what other camp books have cropped up over the last few years!

Camp Dork, by ...
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MORE SUMMER SEQUELS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
by John DeNardo

It's hard to keep up with the hundreds of new speculative fiction books being released each month, so there's a decent chance that you may have missed the release of a sequel in a series you've already started. Here's another roundup of some worthwhile sequels that recently hit the bookstore shelves. These books easily work as ...


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AUGUST'S MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS
by John DeNardo

The final month of Summer reading season is upon us but that doesn't mean there aren't new and awesome stories to be read. Here's a roundup of the speculative fiction books that you should be looking at in August. They include stories about a magic-infused alternate history, witches in the Old West, a journey beyond Earth's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A LINE IN THE DARK by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Mesmerizing. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Queer romance, friendship rivalries, and ominous secrets twist together in Lo's latest enthralling tale. Read full book review >

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ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Despite the weaker second half, slot this on the shelf between Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and The X-Files. (Science fiction/thriller. 13 & up)"
Crashed planes, government coverups and smart teens unexpectedly mixed up in big things: science fiction for today's cynical readers indeed. Read full book review >

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ASH by Malinda Lo
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Beautiful language magically wrought; beautiful storytelling magically told. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An unexpected reimagining of the Cinderella tale, exquisite and pristine, unfolding deliberately. Read full book review >

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HOW IT ENDS by Catherine Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A thoughtful depiction of teen friendship and the competing costs of concealing—and revealing—the truth. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Debut author Lo explores the life cycle of a friendship, with alternating narratives that reveal how all stories have two sides. Read full book review >

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THE SUGAR BABY CLUB by Teresa Lo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"A fun, fast-paced tale set in the LA sugar-daddy dating scene."
A new-adult novel chronicles a college student's adventures among older, wealthy men. Read full book review >

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Hell's Game by Teresa Lo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2013

"There's nothing tongue-in-cheek here; just terror, sturdy characters, and unadulterated entertainment."
The only way for teens to free a condemned soul and prevent their own damnation is to endure seven levels of hell's infernal game in Lo's (The Red Lantern Scandals, 2013, etc.) chilling YA horror novel.Read full book review >