Search Results: "Emily Kate Moon"


BOOK REVIEW

JOONE by Emily Kate Moon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Joone could be a contemporary, country-dwelling cousin to Eloise: another precocious, articulate and turtle-loving child with charm to spare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Joone is a free-spirited preschooler who shares what appears to be a pleasantly pastoral life with her grandfather and a pet turtle named Dr. Chin in this quirky debut. Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"Inspiring but not universal. (Anthology. 14 & up) "
To hear the more than 50 contributors tell it, one might think that queer adults mostly end up living in ritzy corners of New York City and becoming published authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARROW by Sarah  Moon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Both inspiring and useful for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In a world where everyone else seems to know how to get along, Sparrow Cooke, an eighth-grade black girl in Brooklyn, finds solace in flying like a bird whenever she's uncomfortable, until the day comes when that's no longer an option. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ECHOES OF BETRAYAL by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Readers hungry for more dragons, elves, mages and gnomes will find exactly what they're looking for."
The third installment in Moon's Paladin's Legacy series (Kings of the North, 2011, etc.) is a solid if unremarkable fantasy tale, with some rousing action and intriguing plot twists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMAND DECISION by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Strong female leads, terrific action and complications aplenty: should grab existing fans and win new converts."
Another entry in Moon's family saga about the powerful space-trader Vatta family (Marque and Reprisal, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Vintage Least Heat-Moon, radiant with intelligence and masterful storytelling. (First printing of 250,000; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A coast-to-coast journey by way of great rivers, conducted by a contemporary master of travel writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUT WHAT IF THERE'S NO CHIMNEY? by Emily Weisner Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An amateurish effort that offers no Christmas magic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy named Ben is worried that Santa won't be able to visit on Christmas Eve because the new house he's moved to with his father doesn't have a chimney. Read full book review >

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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EARTH LINES by Pat Moon
POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"MPSLUGetc A few small b&w photos and cartoons are credited; no sources cited for the other illustrations, most of which appear to be clip art. (Poetry. 10+)"
An uneven British collection of 50 poems on environmental concerns—destruction of wildlife, pollution, acid rain, chemical additives, deforestation, etc.—with both serious and humorous verses (the tone is variously celebratory, cautionary, satirical, or bitter) and different forms (limericks, cumulative verses). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINGS OF THE NORTH by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 22, 2011

"Decidedly a middle book, but not without its charms."
War, domestic strife and evil magic threaten the rulers in various lands in the latest in the Deed of Paksenarrion series. Read full book review >