Search Results: "Isabel Roxas"


BOOK REVIEW

BOO-LA-LA WITCH SPA by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2015

"The excess smothers any potential oohs and aahs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It seems even witches like to treat themselves to a bit of TLC after the frenzy of Halloween. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING DONUT by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Packed with personality, from the pastries to the people to the delightful deputy dog, this sweet confection is sure to satisfy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This simple story of a Wild West enthusiast with a penchant for pastry will tickle the funny bones of young listeners and parents alike. Read full book review >

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A DAY IN THE MARKET by May Tobias-Papa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Based on an award-winning picture book from the Philippines, this charming app brings the sights, smells and tastes of a traditional Filipino market to a wide audience. It's easy to see why this little girl is so happy to visit it. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
This bilingual storybook app lovingly depicts a young Filipino child's first visit to the market with her grandmother. Read full book review >

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LET ME FINISH! by Minh Lê
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"By the end, the relationship of tale to meta-tale is so unclear that readers may be left scratching their heads. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A light-skinned child with a zigzag thatch of brown hair and enormous spectacles searches for a quiet place to read. Read full book review >

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COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

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GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES by Isabel Quintero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fresh, authentic and honest exploration of contemporary Latina identity. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Struggles with body image, teen pregnancy, drug addiction, rape, coming out, first love and death are all experiences that touch Gabi's life in some way during her senior year, and she processes her raw and honest feelings in her journal as these events unfold. Read full book review >

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DRAMATICALLY EVER AFTER by Isabel Bandeira
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A sure crowd-pleaser for its intended romance-loving audience. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It's a song as old as rhyme, set in New Jersey this time. Read full book review >

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YOU NEVER KNOW by Isabel Huggan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Enjoyable, well-crafted stories, but with an air of being slightly behind the times."
A grab-bag collection from Canadian writer Huggan (The Elizabeth Stories, 1987): 12 stories that vary sharply as to period, setting, character, and tone but that are tied together by the twin themes of domesticity and nostalgia. Read full book review >

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ATTACHMENT by Isabel Fonseca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2008

"A witty, intelligent but uneven debut, weakened by its occasionally exasperating heroine and a conclusion that boils down to less than expected."
A busy first novel from Fonseca (Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey, 1995) depicts a wife grappling with infidelity (her husband's and her own), mortality and responsibility. Read full book review >

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A VINTAGE AFFAIR by Isabel Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"Innocent, tidy and simple escapism, with frocks."
In search of a fresh start, sad chick-lit heroine immerses herself in old clothes and new relationships. Read full book review >

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY EARTH by Isabel Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A beautiful, promising work that doesn't quite coalesce."
The debut graphic novel from author/illustrator Greenberg winkingly follows a master storyteller's journey through an ancient land of men, gods, magic and love. Read full book review >

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ISLAND BENEATH THE SEA by Isabel Allende
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2010

"A rich gumbo of melodrama, romance and violence."
Given recent events, the timing couldn't be better for this historical fiction from Allende (The Sum of Our Days, 2008, etc.), which follows a slave/concubine from Haiti during the slave uprisings to New Orleans in time for the Louisiana Purchase. Read full book review >