Search Results: "Jean de La Fontaine"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CICADA AND THE ANT by Jean de La Fontaine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2013

"The insects are cute but not worth the price of admission: storytelling fail. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
The design and presentation of this familiar fable make it a sloppy, frustrating read. Read full book review >

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BALL DON’T LIE by Matt de la Peña
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Gritty and mesmerizing. (Fiction. YA)"
Travis Reichard only answers to the name Stick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Likely, like its predecessor, to be a fixture on bestseller lists—but not for its imaginative or literary qualities. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Ominous portents in Auradon send the offspring of four Disney villains home—to discover that their evil parents have disappeared. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 2011

"An accessible guide for empowering women to advance in their careers."
An executive outlines best practices for climbing the corporate ladder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUZZ by Anders de la Motte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A timely, realistic thriller about the governance of online information."
The second book of a trilogy from former Swedish policeman and IT security specialist de la Motte (Game, 2013) features a computer whiz and his bodyguard sister continuing their struggle with an ominous Game Master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE KISSES by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Unfortunately, the Hallmark sentiments in the primary text make this book feel generic and just transitorily cute. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fifteen examples of animal affection, which looks not so different than the human kind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A paint-by-numbers effort to market a spinoff that's likely to be equally ephemeral. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a prequel to an upcoming Disney Channel film, the offspring of four familiar villains bond in an effort to impress their evil parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSE OF THE ANCIENTS by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Armageddon isn't all bad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEXICAN WHITE BOY by Matt de la Peña
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Though not an out-of-the-park follow-up to 2005's Ball Don't Lie, de la Peña blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity. (Fiction. YA)"
Angry with his Caucasian mother and feeling removed from his Hispanic heritage, 16-year-old Danny decides to spend the summer with his father's relatives in an attempt to re-forge his identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Melissa de la Cruz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Timely. (Fiction. 12+)"
A lonely girl "fresh off the boat" tries to fit in with the cool crowd until she learns the importance of being herself in this witty, trendy, coming-of-age story. Read full book review >