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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRY NIGHT by Isabel Gillies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An imperfect but authentic look at teen love and betrayal that will entertain and touch readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An actor and memoirist's debut novel for teens explores the exhilaration—and heartbreak—of passionate first love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOREST OF THE PYGMIES by Isabel Allende
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A rich but ultimately disappointing travelogue. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Allende takes her readers into the wilds of Africa in the final installment of her fantasy adventure trilogy that follows City of the Beasts (2002) and Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALT by Isabel Zuber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A novel's worth is in the details, Flaubert might say, and Zuber's curiously dispassionate southern family history is as generic as they come."
A first novel by poet Zuber is a wistful, postdiluvian tale of southern rural longing without the rich, creeping detail that might make it worth the while of readers of Faulkner and McCullers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW YORK MOSAIC by Isabel Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1997

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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A clear, angry, important (though interim) work that treats significant matters with clarity and intelligence. (8 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A journalist for Toronto's Globe and Mail details the continuing, wretched story of Swiss collusion, as financiers and dealers in stolen goods, with Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BLOSSOM by Isabel Chloe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A fast-paced, tangled mystery with an eerie sci-fi twist."
Crime drama meets sci-fi mayhem in Chloe's (No Last Tattoo, 2013, etc.) haunting alien thriller. Read full book review >