Search Results: "Jillian Tamaki"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 6, 2014

"Keenly observed and gorgeously illustrated—a triumph. (Graphic novel. 13 & up)"
A summer of family drama, secrets and change in a small beach town. Read full book review >

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SKIM by Mariko Tamaki
by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Released: March 1, 2008

"Recommend this to fans of Daniel Clowes's Ghost World, who have been waiting for another graphic novel of teen angst and suburban ennui. (Graphic novel. YA)"
A quietly moving graphic novel explores a teen girl's experience with friends, suicide, cliques and love. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy, by Rhoda Blumberg (2001). (historical note, extensive glossary, bibliography.) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1841, 14-year-old Manjiro joined four others on an overnight fishing trip. Read full book review >

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GERTIE'S LEAP TO GREATNESS by Kate Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Still, the tale of Gertie and her grab for greatness is a rich and enjoyable read, and children will relate to her heartfelt emotions. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A can-do attitude, loyal friends, and a foolproof plan prove insufficient when a seat-stealing new girl swooshes in. Read full book review >

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HALF WORLD by Hiromi Goto
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Hopeful and beautifully strange. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Fat, poor and intellectually slow, Melanie Tamaki's days are divided between torment at school and her alcoholic mother at home. Read full book review >

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SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE by Mariko Tamaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Offbeat and authentic—an uncommon treat. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being weird in tiny Aunty, California. Read full book review >

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EMIKO SUPERSTAR by Mariko Tamaki
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nothing earth-shatteringly new here, but an inviting tale nonetheless. (Graphic fiction. YA)"
A charming tale of a shy babysitter looking to break out of her shell. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR SKY by Jillian Cantor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite some shortcomings, an appealing and sensitive reverse-survival story. (Fiction. 12-17)"
For Sky, contemporary California is a brave new world. Read full book review >

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HUNGER POINT by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Despite the subject matter, an exuberant meditation on life, family, and the hard-won satisfactions of personal change. ($40,000 ad/promo)"
At once heartbreaking and funny, a debut novel on death and renewal that is strong and honest. Read full book review >

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The House of Baric Part One by Jillian Bald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2015

"An engrossing, research-heavy tale of Croatia in the early modern period."
A debut historical novel follows an aristocratic family in 17th-century Croatia, at the conclusion of the Thirty Years' War. Read full book review >

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Divine Powers by Jillian Quinn

"A warm tale that establishes a complex new fantasy universe."
A teen witch explores the extent of her coven's secrets in this YA debut. Read full book review >

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THE FACTS OF LIFE by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Here, 'just enough' is not enough in either form or content. (iPad informational app. 3-6)"
"Just enough" information about the titular facts is the stated goal for this well-intentioned offering from a Canadian psychologist. Read full book review >