Search Results: "Jillian Tamaki"


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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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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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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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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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UNICORN POWER! by Mariko Tamaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Awesome to the max! (Fantasy. 7-14)"
In a winning reversal, a popular graphic-novel series is adapted into a prose novel. Read full book review >

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HISTORY OF FRANCE THROUGH ART by Jillian Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"This volume elicits little excitement for either France or its art; the coverage is perfunctory, never stirring. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
An entry in the History Through Art series, intended to trace the history of France by discussing its art, which at first seems like a natural way to recall the times before photography and film existed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Though not unique in its revelations, the book offers inspiration for people who are taking those first rocky steps on the road to self-improvement."
The Biggest Loser's Michaels (Master Your Metabolism, 2009, etc.) crafts a guide to self-improvement and fulfillment. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN TO LOVE THE DUKE by Jillian Hunter
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A witty and warmhearted charmer with a fairy-tale romance aspect."
After a scandal, Lady Ivy Fenwick and her sisters have been living as recluses in their crumbling Tudor mansion. Facing destitution, Ivy comes out of hiding to apply for a job as a nanny for a neighboring duke—a duke she once kissed and never forgot. Read full book review >

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"An election-year must-read."
Becker's novel, republished from 1995, imagines an alternate political reality. Read full book review >