Search Results: "Binny Talib"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY STUFFED TURKEY by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A nice respite from tales of Pilgrims and of turkeys hiding from farmers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Turkey loves to eat, and he loves his barnyard friends…but how many Thanksgiving dinners can one turkey eat? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, MY NAME IS OCTICORN by Kevin Diller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"There may be plenty more adventures for Octicorn; here's hoping that they'll be more amusing than awkward—unlike this introduction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The offspring of an octopus mom and a unicorn dad, Octicorn really needs a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNEAKY SAM by Josh Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Keep an eye on this kid; one can only hope he'll sneak his way into another story or two. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A brief but endearing tale about a mischievous little boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINNY BEWITCHED by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Fans will be delighted by these further misadventures of the rumpled but loving—and lovable—Cornwallis clan. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Impulsive acts, severely tested friendships, and possible witchy curses—all set against the customary backdrop of domestic chaos—presage big changes for Binny and her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINNY IN SECRET by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"There's never a dull moment in the Cornwallis household—nor one not rich with love and laughter. Fans of Binny for Short (2013) will welcome this second chance to look in on the commotion. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Newly arrived in a small Cornish town, 12-year-old Binny Cornwallis struggles to find her footing as disasters and mysteries pile up inexorably. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINNY FOR SHORT by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"The writing is gorgeous, clear as water; the characters vivid and lively; the story so real each moment of loss, fear, delight and love absolutely visceral. (Fiction. 8-14)"
"Sometimes stories can save your life," Binny's father once said, and this story could be one of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE ZONE by Carolyn Marsden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A decently executed exploration of the American presence in Iraq and the tensions between Shiites and Sunnis. (author's notes, glossary) (Fiction. 9-13)"
Young Iraqi cousins face their religious differences in war-torn Baghdad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPPELPOPP AND THE BEST BUNNY by Mira Lobe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"At best an incomplete discussion starter, without much political or psychological depth. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A pointed fable on the hazards of competition and the benefits of cooperation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2011

"A helpful reference for those familiar with the topic; a compelling but confusing jumping-off point for those who wish to know more."
An English-language collection of the sayings and lessons of an important Muslim teacher. Read full book review >