Search Results: "Jackie Li"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"A window into the difficult lives of military children and a testament to those who persevere in spite of it."
Profiles in courage from the youngest members of America's military family. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY EXPLORER by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Problematic for libraries due to the detachable token, but like Mary Javins' 3-D World Atlas and Tour (2008), the gimmick isn't indispensable to the journey. (review quizzes) (Informational novelty. 6-8)"
A penguin guide conducts prospective tourists on a whirlwind flight over 28 world cities. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING DINOSAUR DETECTIVES by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Dinosaur fans will have no trouble digging up better surveys. (glossary, quiz) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A barrage of dino names and facts, with fanciful cartoon illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY DETECTIVES by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An inviting introduction for curious children from pre-K through early elementary school, but unfamiliar terms may require a little extra interpretation. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Colorful schematic illustrations and miniature detectives introduce major body parts. Read full book review >

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EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"This leisurely, lyrical, romantic and realistic version is one to savor and to read aloud, and again, and again. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Reimagined for the 21st century, a familiar folk tale becomes a haunting love story and a reminder that first love may not last a lifetime. Read full book review >

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SNOW FALLING IN SPRING by Moying Li
HISTORY
Released: March 19, 2008

"Combined with The Diary of Ma Yan (2005), readers can begin to know about education and life in modern China. (chronology, glossary) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
When Li was 12 years old, the Chinese Cultural Revolution began and changed life in that nation. Read full book review >

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A TOWER FOR THE SUMMER HEAT by Li Yu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Subtle comedies of marriage and Chinese society, these give charming evidence of a true master's touch, easily bridging more than 300 years to be fresh and vibrant today."
A spirited, enchanting collection of stories from the 17th- century Chinese playwright and raconteur in a vivid translation, the first in English: a fitting companion to Li Yu's acclaimed erotic satire The Carnal Prayer Mat (1990). Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF THE GOLDEN HARE by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A lovely celebration of legend and the wild. (Picture book. 5-9)"
One little boy's family holds the secret of the golden hare. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ABOUT A BEAR by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"It is lovely to see natural history and a sense of eco-awareness combined with many children's most beloved plaything. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
With huge, richly detailed pictures (who knew watercolors could make so many different kinds of brown?) and a lucid and near-poetic text, Morris describes the lives and habitats of eight kinds of bear. Read full book review >

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BUG DETECTIVE by Maggie Li
by Maggie Li, illustrated by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For readers who can get beyond the use of the generic 'bug,' this could be an engaging invitation to explore the world of small creatures. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Curious facts about familiar invertebrates are packaged with a magnifying glass for extended observations. Read full book review >

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THE WATER DRAGON by Li Jian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Although flatly ending with 'That's the legend told of the kind Water Dragon…' the story nonetheless has the satisfying elements of an entertaining and adventurous folktale. (Folktale. 6-9)"
Chinese dragons are made up of the parts of other animals, and this tale's eponymous water dragon has a snake's skin, a fish's scales, an eagle's claws and a deer's antlers. Read full book review >

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DEAR FRIEND, FROM MY LIFE I WRITE TO YOU IN YOUR LIFE by Yiyun Li
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A potent journey of depression that effectively testifies to unbearable pain and the consolation of literature."
A Chinese-American fiction writer offers an intimate memoir of "darkest despair." Read full book review >