Search Results: "Jaime Temairik"


BOOK REVIEW

BIGFOOT DOES NOT LIKE BIRTHDAY PARTIES by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"An energetic read-aloud with plenty of repetition and zest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A town prepares for Bigfoot's birthday—whether Bigfoot wants a party or not. Read full book review >

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ALICE & LUCY WILL WORK FOR BUNK BEDS by Jaime Temairik
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"The stakes, as they are, never get much higher than a trashed party pastry, but spending time with Lucy and Alice is well worth it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of bear sisters who get along great, except when it comes to sharing a bed, work up a sweet plan to buy bunk beds—but things get messy along the way. Read full book review >

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HOW TO NEGOTIATE EVERYTHING by David Spellman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"Firmly tongue in cheek, but even less sophisticated readers (and parents) should find these elemental suggestions helpful in getting to yes. (Picture book. 6-9, adult)"
Temper tantrums no longer working? "There are very few things in life that you can't get if you ask for them in a rational manner and offer something in return." Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR DIRT by Jaime Lowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Rousing and well-informed, though a bit too impressed with itself."
The late firecracker MC gets his due in a worshipful eulogy. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT AT THE EQUATOR by Jaime Manrique
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1997

"A powerful take on various forms of violence, suicide, political repression, sexual abuse, and the possibility of transcending them through love and art. (Author tour)"
Poet and novelist Manrique (Latin Moon in Manhattan, 1992, etc.) returns with further tales of Santiago (Sammy) Martinez, a gay Colombian writer/filmmaker tormented by past and present horrors despite his picaresque, cosmopolitan life. Read full book review >

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BURNING EMERALD by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"The simultaneous broadening of world, story and character will please fans. (discussion questions) (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Adjusting to her new status as a Cambion and the rest of the fallout from Living Violet (2012), Samara learns just how complicated sharing a single body with an extra soul can be. Read full book review >

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GARDEN LAKES by Jaime Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"An intriguing cross-section of loneliness and power in the world of boys and men."
Charlie Martens recounts an ill-fated high school program that haunts him into adulthood. Read full book review >

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LIVING VIOLET by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Doesn't stand out. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
A standard supernatural-boy-meets-girl romance. Read full book review >

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NAMES WILL NEVER HURT ME by Jaime Adoff
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Adoff's keen ear overcomes an improbable plot in this outstanding first novel. (Fiction. YA)"
On the first year anniversary of a shooting death at Rockville High, both the administration and the students are finding the day challenging. Read full book review >

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LATIN MOON IN MANHATTAN by Jaime Manrique
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Ethnic details will tickle insiders and tourists: a humorous, essentially optimistic vision."
Colombian-born poet Manrique sends N.Y.C. a crazy valentine: a sexy, offbeat novel that's as much about the city itself as about a gay Latino finding his place there. Read full book review >

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OUR LIVES ARE THE RIVERS by Jaime Manrique
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"A welcome spotlight on a neglected historical figure, but Manrique wobbles toward the end."
The story of Manuela Sáenz, mistress of the Liberator, Simón Bolívar, who chased the Spanish out of South America. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE SLIDY DINER by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Here's a diner well worth repeated visits—but steer clear of the 'chocolate' milk. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In as fine a game of Grossout as ever was, a child squires an anxious-looking friend around a diner in which, she claims, the cuisine runs to Pumpkin Asparagus Pie and Greasily Niblets, the floor is so slick that booths sometimes slide out into the street and the proprietor is decidedly witchy: "Sometimes Ethelmae grins at you, and you can see her tooth." Read full book review >