Search Results: "Cynthia Jaynes Omololu"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2009

"A serviceable treatment of the topic, useful for classrooms and families. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Omololu introduces the concept of time zones by depicting the slice-of-life activities of nine families in ten global cities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Arch, cynical, sullen indeed, Jaynes's salty conversation with himself is a comic, cautionary tale of the pitfalls of midlife sailing adventures."
A message in a bottle, in diary format, from the author's journey to the South Seas on a British-operated cargo ship with a Russian crew, a sling of senior citizens, and a growing sense of ennui. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRANSCENDENCE by C.J.  Omololu
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, nicely done. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A girl musician who starts remembering her past lives learns that reincarnation can be dangerous, but romantic too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD TWIN by C.J.  Omololu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A classic whodunit for the teenage set. (Mystery. 13-18)"
Could an identical twin be a killer without her sister knowing it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTUITION by C.J.  Omololu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Cole's tale is still an interesting one, but the series can't take too much more romantic push and pull. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to the reincarnation story Transcendence (2012) starts slowly but builds up. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF GHOSTING
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

Cover Story: Bah, Humbug
BFF Charm: Eventually Sassy Gay Friend
Swoonworthy Scale:
 4
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy Ebeneze-y 
Bonus Factor:
 A Christmas Carol
Anti-Bonus Factor: Workplace Misconduct
Relationship Status: Holiday Hookup

Cover Story: Bah, Humbug

Sure, I guess? It's fine, but it doesn't bring joy to ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CAT HEAVEN by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Comforting and amiable, this is tinged with gentle humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Every bit as rich in eye-dimming sentiment as Dog Heaven (1995), this will kindle sighs even from the feline-indifferent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIMMY SHAKE EARTHQUAKE by Cynthia  Jabar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"An attractive collection, then, joyfully celebrating children's natural kinesthetic response to poetry. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-8)"
Eighteen poems summon readers or listeners to join wholeheartedly in poetry's dancing rhythms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHALES by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Rylant (Dog Heaven, 1995, etc.) can be counted upon for lyrical phrasing and keen observation, but these philosophical thoughts seem far too subjective to have meaning for young readers. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Romantic, often odd, musings on the lives of whales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORED BLUE? THINK WHAT YOU CAN DO! by Cynthia  Jabar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Inspirational, but slight; the lively art is the best feature here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``I love cowboy hats, and books galore, go-go dancin' on the floor, eating jam and buttered toast, or scuba diving off the coast....'' Deftly suggested by free, discontinuous lines that convey the high level of activity here just as well as the vibrant fluorescent colors do, a pig-tailed moppet lists—in order dictated more by rhyme than by reason, but getting progressively more fantastical—the many ways she knows to alleviate boredom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 1992

"While not without some interest to all basketball fans, this paean to the Portland team will play best in the Northwest. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Coach Adelman of basketball's talent-rich Portland Blazers, aided by a reporter for the Portland Oregonian, offers a diverting but relatively dry game-by-game diary of his team's 1990-91 season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATIVITY by Cynthia Rylant
adapted by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This gentle interpretation of the birth of Jesus connected to some of his most important words has its own calm, quiet strength. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
Newbery Medalist Rylant offers a succinct, graceful account of the birth of Jesus and some of his most famous words as an adult preaching to others. Read full book review >