Search Results: "Jaime Zollars"


BOOK REVIEW

ENTER A GLOSSY WEB by McKenna Ruebush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This trilogy opener may not be consistently inventive, but there are enough peculiar, oddball moments to keep readers surprised from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
This debut fantasy tests the theory that a great opening and closing number will cause an audience to forgive almost anything. Read full book review >

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NOT IN ROOM 204 by Shannon Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"A good choice for parents and teachers who plan to address safety and molestation with children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Regina Lillian Hadwig loves Room 204. Read full book review >

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THE SHABBAT PUPPY by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"An effective presentation of the weekly religious observance as a personal reflection on life's simple pleasures. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The peaceful respite offered by Shabbat is celebrated in the nature walks a boy and his grandfather enjoy. 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 >

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GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A brainy, satisfying assemblage of puzzles with an immensely likable protagonist. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
Winter in the inn above the River Skidwrack finds Milo and his parents hosting several guests who are not what they seem—and a mystery to be solved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOXHEART by Claire Legrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Tedious and derivative. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old white girl discovers she is a witch and sets off to fight forces of evil with her magical animal companion. Read full book review >

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GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"An abundantly diverting mystery seasoned with mild fantasy and just a little steampunk. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
When his parents' hotel fills up with a variety of unexpected guests just days before Christmas, Milo is caught up in mysterious goings-on. Read full book review >

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NOT A BUZZ TO BE FOUND by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A great overview—for more specifics about each insect, check out Judy Allen's Backyard Books series. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
This look at how insects survive the cold may have young naturalists scouring the winter landscape to find them for themselves. Read full book review >

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benediction for a black swan by Mimi Zollars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A set by a brilliant new poet, featuring exquisite emotional nuance and an impressive mastery of craft."
A debut collection of poems exploring love, art, and loss. 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 >