Search Results: "Felicia Hoshino"


BOOK REVIEW

SORA AND THE CLOUD by Felicia Hoshino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"An airy flight of imagination, bi-cultural as well as bilingual. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A cloud carries a delighted lad over a city and an amusement park, past kites and fireworks, then on to dreams. Read full book review >

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JUNA'S JAR by Jane Bahk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"While a little logically shaky, this fills a need for those children who find themselves adrift when their closest friends seemingly disappear. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A seemingly ordinary kimchi jar is anything but in this gentle tale of old friends and new. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SAP AND MONSIEUR RODIN by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Lovely. (sources, foreword, author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A charming story based on a little-known encounter in which a Cambodian dancer met a famous French painter. Read full book review >

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A PLACE WHERE SUNFLOWERS GROW by Amy Lee-Tai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A satisfying introduction and backmatter, including personal notes from the author and artist, acknowledgments and translation credits, make this a richly informative introduction to a subject little-addressed in works for children. (Picture book. 5-10)"
"Spring comes after winter, and flowers bloom again. Peace comes after war." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love Stone by Felicia Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"Though rough around the edges, this book tells a well-rounded love story."
In this debut novel, a recently divorced woman rebuilds her life, cherishes her friendships, and weighs possible relationships with two attractive men. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by Felicia Day
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Day is delightfully good company and has an interesting story to tell, but a richer work would have made more room for a consideration of the darker aspects of geek culture."
Actress Day, best known for her "geek goddess" roles in such nerd-culture touchstones as the Web series The Guild and various Joss Whedon projects, recounts her unusual upbringing and the neuroses-strewn path that led to her obsessions with fantasy, science fiction, gaming, and online communities.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIKE SON by Felicia Luna Lemus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Odd but not particularly memorable."
Lemus (Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties, 2003) piles on the melodrama in a gender-bending romance that starts like Howl and ends like a Hallmark card. Read full book review >

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IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A giggle-fest is sure to accompany this little guy wherever he goes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That well-known mouse runs his little boy ragged—this time by accompanying him to school. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME INTO THE DARK by Felicia C. Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An original, spellbinding, and horrifying read."
A searing portrayal of a woman's complicated grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY ISN’T VISIBLE FROM HERE by Felicia C. Sullivan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Sullivan's bracing, pared-to-the-bone prose evokes compassion by being impressively free of the narcissistic self-worship that so often infects books of this stripe."
Girl from the tough side of Brooklyn leaves behind her domineering mother and invents a new, fake life for herself in Manhattan in this hard-bitten autobiography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG HUGS, LITTLE HUGS by Felicia Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Pass. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bond, illustrator of the If You Give… series, falls short in her attempt to celebrate hugs of all kinds everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YESTERDAY by Felicia  Yap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A twist in the final act can't save this over-the-top revenge tale."
In a world where long-term memory is a thing of the past, investigating a murder becomes a daunting prospect indeed. Read full book review >