Search Results: "Emily Diamand"


BOOK REVIEW

RAIDERS’ RANSOM by Emily Diamand
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A well-drawn world, plot twists galore and spunky characters make this one a true page-turner—readers will be panting for the sequel. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
Set in 23rd-century post-apocalypse Britain, this captivating story is told entirely in the present tense in alternating chapters by a fisher girl, Lilly, and a young Raider, Zeph, who ultimately find themselves in an unlikely alliance. Read full book review >

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FLOOD AND FIRE by Emily Diamand
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"The rare combination of action at breakneck speed and significant, believable character development makes this just about impossible to put down. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
Set in 23rd-century post-apocalyptic Lunden, this electrifying sequel to Diamand's Raiders' Ransom (2009) is a thrill ride from start to finish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR & HARE GO FISHING by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Funny and quick, with excellent art that's curbed by its tight frame. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An easygoing fishing trip yields unexpected catches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATILDA'S CAT by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Even Matilda's cat would like this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A master of animal countenance, Gravett pairs an expressive cat with a busy kid and winks at the difference between textual and visual message. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE CHAMELEON by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Both chameleons and friendship populate children's picture books liberally, but this one's well worth adding to the shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely chameleon pines for a pal. Read full book review >

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BEAR & HARE by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A mischievous addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Two friends have vastly different experiences in the snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"A sure winner for any reader with a yen to become permanently terrified. Brilliant. (Graphic horror. 13-18)"
A print and Web comics artist offers five creep-out chillers (four new) with folk-tale motifs and thoroughly disquieting art. Read full book review >

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WOLF WON'T BITE! by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"A slightly cryptic but satisfying wolf/pig reversal. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three carny pigs push a patient wolf too far in Gravett's latest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS by Emily Gravett
by Emily Gravett, illustrated by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"The last spread reveals the identity of the narrator—which, in classic Gravett fashion, will make readers chuckle and then rethink the entire book that preceded it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"I love dogs," states an unseen narrator at the beginning of this winningly simple opposites book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEERKAT MAIL by Emily Gravett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Along with humor and suspense, she folds snippets of natural history into the tale—and it's worth noting that meerkats outdo even kittens for cuteness and personality. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A restless meerkat's wanderjahr lasts just six days, but that's long enough to visit as many members of his far-flung clan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING by Emily  Bolam
by Emily Bolam, illustrated by Emily Bolam
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Both beautiful and baby-centric—a lovely package. (3-12 mos.)"
One giraffe, two tigers, three Dalmatians, four sea turtles and five tropical fish array themselves with splendid, striking clarity over the pages of this brief gem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT PROBLEM by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Endless fun to pore over for kids and math-minded or geeky adults. (Picture book. 4-9, Adult)"
In Gravett's gifted hands, an old math problem springs to life—and more life and more life! Read full book review >