Search Results: "James Mauro"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A delightful time capsule, skillfully unpacked."
With the Great Depression subsiding and Europe headed for war, New York City threw a party. It didn't go well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Skeeter by Mauro Lannini
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A unique take on the Romeo and Juliet theme with appealing cartoon mosquitos, but its text will likely confuse young readers who are unfamiliar with storyboards and screenplays."
Screenwriter Lannini (Letters to My Angels, Wikki and Blue, 2014) tackles a timeless tale of star-crossed lovers as a mosquito who can turn into a human tries to make peace between her human lover and mosquito family in this screenplaylike children's picture-book debut.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW WORLD MONKEYS by Nancy Mauro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A brave and accomplished debut: weird, disturbing and intensely engaging."
Manhattanites take up residence in the country, with dire results. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTIONARIES TRY AGAIN by Mauro Javier Cardenas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A strong debut written with nuance and authority."
Debut author Cardenas explores youthful idealism, friendship, and the legacy of corruption in this novel set in Ecuador. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
by Julie Danielson

To say that Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James knocked their first picture book out of the ballpark would be an understatement about a book with very little that is understated about it. In the short time it’s been on shelves, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut has garnered a host of starred reviews and much-deserved praise.

This rhythmic ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEOWULF by James Rumford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"What you have heard before is nothing. I will stir up the waters of the old days and shape the long-ago then into now. Read full book review >

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DON’T TOUCH MY HAT! by James Rumford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Hat's off to this one! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Thanks to Sheriff John and his ten-gallon hat, the town of Sunshine is a model of law and order. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRD, BUTTERFLY, EEL by James Prosek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Gorgeous artwork and a wealth of facts nicely combine to create an introductory look at bird, insect and fish migration. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
In summer, the three titular animals share the same coastal New England farm. Read full book review >

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RAIN SCHOOL by James Rumford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"It's a nifty social-studies lesson tucked into a warm tale of community. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It takes a village to make a school. Read full book review >