Search Results: "Ink and Light"


BOOK REVIEW

ALPO FINDS ALMA by Jukka  Lemmetty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"With a little more ingenuity, creativity, interactive depth and literary effort, this app could've peeked its head over the 'average' bar. But as it is, Alpo is still doing the limbo. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
After falling off the roof of his doghouse, Alpo enlists his friend Jimmy to help him find "first aid." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD AND INK by Stephen Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Based on true events in Mali in 2012, Davies' novel offers villains to hate, protagonists to feel for, and a nuanced glimpse into a rich Muslim culture and society. (glossary, afterword) (Historical fiction/thriller. 12-16)"
Ali and Kadija have nearly opposite views of how to live their faiths and cultures, but as their worlds collide, they are drawn to each other in this ambitious novel narrated by both teens in alternating chapters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INK AND BONE by Lisa Unger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Unger's beloved characters (Crazy Love You, 2015, etc.) continue a deftly balanced story that's supernatural without a creepy aftertaste."
A girl with the gift of seeing the spirit world tries to harness her ability while working with a private detective who isn't a believer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRIBBLES AND INK by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"An action-packed contretemps, though in the end it's more a bit of technical advice for young artists than a general tribute to the benefits of working together. (downloadable blank sketchbook [not seen]) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Two artistes conflict, critique and ultimately collaborate amid a bracing mess of splashes and scribbles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPER AND INK by Mike Lubow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"Craftily built survival stories worthy of a wide readership."
Lubow's (In a Chicago Minute, 2012, etc.) story collection skewers the world of marketing, with far-flung tales of business and geography mixed in.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INK AND ASHES by Valynne E. Maetani
Released: June 1, 2015

"This fantastic debut packs a highly suspenseful blend of action, intrigue, and teen romance. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Claire's parents are keeping secrets that could kill her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLDS OF INK AND SHADOW by Lena Coakley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A potentially intriguing experiment runs aground. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Worlds collide and characters come to life when four young writers discover the limits of their creative powers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1998

"Dary's book has its moments, but it doesn't quite make the price of admission."
Gunslinging meets typesetting in this sporadically interesting history of frontier reporting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INK by Amanda Sun
by Amanda Sun, illustrated by Ross Siu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"For readers wanting a multicultural version of a familiar romantic storyline. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
An American girl falls in love with a being from Japanese mythology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TALE OF LIGHT AND SHADOW by Jacob Gowans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Occasional sparks of inspiration fail to kindle a sodden heap of anemic roles and tropes. (free prequel available for download) (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Young lovers flee the clutches of a scheming emperor in this ponderous series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIPPO, THE RHINO, THE ELEPHANT AND ME by Ink Robin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"An enjoyable, low-stimulation interactive story that should be great for bedtime. (requires iOS 6) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A week of whimsical fun with a little girl and her three entertaining friends. Read full book review >