Search Results: "Faith Erin Hicks"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUND OF THUNDER by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Hitting 'The End' will just make fans want to start over again. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
In this trilogy conclusion, Rufus returns to the north woods, but can he do anything to save them without his mystic totem? Read full book review >

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THE NAMELESS CITY by Faith Erin Hicks
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 5, 2016

"A superb beginning. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up) "
Eisner winner Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, 2013) launches a new graphic fantasy series about two friends from opposite sides of a generations-long conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE WOODS by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Be prepared for young Sasquatch fans roaring for more. (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
Mom said there was magic in the woods…she probably didn't mean anything like this. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Readers will definitely want to have, know or be Maggie's brothers—but she herself proves to be no slouch when it comes to coping with change and taking on challenges. (Graphic fantasy. 11-13)"
Nervous, home-schooled by her absent and much-missed mom and saddled with three adored older brothers—and a ghost—Maggie starts high school. Read full book review >

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THE STONE HEART by Faith Erin Hicks
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 4, 2017

"For all readers fond of the edges of their seats—a penultimate triumph. (author's note) (Graphic fantasy. 12-adult)"
Bloodshed sparks the flames of conflict as Hicks' adventurous fantasy trilogy takes a dark turn following the events of The Nameless City (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Feels a bit like filler, but still so much fun. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
Can Rufus and Penny keep the totem safe from a tricky flock of ravens? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG by Prudence Shen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Smart and funny; don't miss this one. (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
An unlikely assemblage of robot-builders and cheerleaders rally together for a common cause. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAIN CAMP by Susan Kim
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Smart, disgusting fun. (Graphic suspense. 13 & up)"
Ever wonder what would happen if the men of Stepford conferred with evil aliens and decided to open a summer camp? Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow

Cover Story:
Unadulterated Fantasy
Adoption Certificate: Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Brothers Grimm
Bonus Factors: Worldbuilding, Feminism, Legends
Relationship Status: Rebound


Cover Story:
Unadulterated Fantasy

This cover screams "FANTASY!" so hard, I'm surprised unicorns don't come running. The typeface! The mystical light! The vaguely ethnic ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF ORDER by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Clever cover, real-life kids, humor and inventive plot detail make this a first-rate read, guaranteed to spur games of RSP. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a family doubles in number, it's like shuffling a deck of cards to see who comes out on top. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN MOTHER by Robert Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Satisfying historical fiction, of particular appeal to readers who live near the banks of the Harpeth or Cumberland."
Hicks (A Separate Country, 2009, etc.) extends his Tennessee-set historical saga into the years immediately following the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASSIE’S WORLD QUILT by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Eye-catching endpapers with a bright alphabet-block quilt design provide another way for young children to practice their prereading skills. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Cassie, the main character of Ringgold's beloved Tar Beach (1999) and two related board books, appears here in a large-format work designed for toddlers and preschoolers (and ESL students) who are learning to name objects and people. Read full book review >