Search Results: "Honoel A. Ibardolaza"


BOOK REVIEW

LADDERTOP by Orson Scott Card
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"An intriguing beginning; readers will clamor for the follow-up. (Graphic science fiction. 12 & up)"
A high-octane outer-space adventure slated to be the first in a twosome. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-ZOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"While the first book executed this gimmick more successfully (there are only so many words that rhyme with 'Boo'), this companion title is a welcome pairing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The follow-up to the long-lived and much-loved Peek-a-Who? (2000) is finally here. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A CHOO-CHOO! by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A disappointing trip on a too-frequently-driven track. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden revisits the formula she found early success with in Peek-a Who? (2000). Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-WHO? by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
Released: April 1, 2000

"Companion book is Ready, Set, Go! (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The classic child's game of peek-a-boo becomes an exuberant guessing game in this compact, colorful board book from Laden (When Pigasso Met Mootisse, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIARY OF A HAUNTING by M. Verano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Somewhat slow pacing and a horror-movie ending may disappoint some, but here's one not to read in the dark. (Horror. 14-18)"
What's worse than leaving LA behind for frozen, slushy Idaho? Moving into a gloomy, pest-ridden, and probably haunted mansion. Read full book review >

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LIFE'S A WITCH by Brittany Geragotelis
Released: July 9, 2013

"There isn't enough magic in the world to make this a good book. (Paranormal chick lit. 12 & up)"
Geragotelis' Wattpad project-turned-series continues with another underwhelming entry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO ART by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Limited scope notwithstanding, this is terrific for browsing, thinking, dreaming and art-making. (index, timeline, removable coloring sheets) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
An all-too-brief introduction to art for the younger set. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A BABY WOMBAT by Jackie French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2010

"Still, the air of freshness that blew through the first book is absent here; better to buy a new copy of the first than to invest in this rerun. (Picture book. 5-7)"
If this duo's minimalist Diary of a Wombat (2003) was a textbook example of words and art together creating narrative, then this sequel is equally an exemplar of what can go wrong when you try to apply a formula to success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 11, 2012

"A meandering collection of affecting stories on family and loyalty."
Mohit's narrative follows the hardships of men working at an Abu Dhabi power station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A RIDDLE IN RUBY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sailors seeking espionage and a cast of characters who can't sit still should embark on this series' maiden voyage. (Steampunk. 10-13)"
Sometimes the biggest threat and thrill is trying to blend in. Read full book review >