Search Results: "June Sobel"


BOOK REVIEW

JUNE by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A lightly gothic tale of hearts broken and mended in small-town America."
Love between a small-town girl and one of Hollywood's leading men leads to murder, blackmail, and secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B IS FOR BULLDOZER by June Sobel
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2003

"From Asphalt to Zoom, this first-rate read-aloud will delight its audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Delivered in verse, this is a heavy-machinery-lover's ABC. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIVER ME LETTERS by June Sobel
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989, illus by Lois Ehlert), this will have young tars and lubbers alike happily signing on for the voyage. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Joining the flotilla of volumes sailing along beneath the Jolly Roger, this alphabet takes a pirate crew with literary ambitions (of a sort) on a quest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN by June Sobel
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The cheerful and rhyming text paired with the frothy art creates an enchanting trip to dreamland. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As The Goodnight Train traverses la-la land, the rhythmic chugging and the cadenced clickety-clacking will eventually lull even the most stalwart child to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER JUNE by Jan Heininger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2014

"A nostalgic portrayal of social upheaval in the 1960s that's sure to strike a chord with those who lived it."
In this novel set amid the looming threat of the draft in the 1960s, small-town teens create their own revolution as they take on their local radio station's narrow-minded refusal to play Motown records. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2001

"An impressive collection of solid work, in which the author's voice is sure and sonorous."
This volume gathers poems from the author's previous collections, which span the last quarter of the 20th century, and adds more than a dozen new ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVING JUNE by Hannah Harrington
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Still, Harper's voice rings true, and readers looking for a mildly steamy romance (with more than a splash of alcohol, smoking and sex) won't be disappointed. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's clear from the start that high-school senior June, days away from graduation, is past saving, since 16-year-old Harper begins her account on the day of her sister's funeral. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT JUNE by Sarah Jio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Jio sprinkles her book with sunny messages about being the author of your own life; fans will applaud her optimistic outlook."
A woman struggling with her past discovers a family connection to a classic children's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TANGLED JUNE by Neil Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"The result is a quietly moving tale likely to be especially welcome to readers who've followed Dave's fortunes ever since The January Corpse (1991)."
Philadelphia shamus Dave Garrett gets a chance to exercise his practiced sensitivity on himself when his office assistant, Lisa Wilson, digs far enough into his past to figure out that he's not who he thinks he is; certainly he's not his mother Barbara's son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE by Maya Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A promising writer gives the love triangle an engaging workout under challenging constraints."
An uneven debut has fun with James Joyce while packing years of a family's life into a single day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A good concept, but Tremblay captures neither Janis's voice nor his spirit."
A messy, overwritten epistolary account of how the West was lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR JUNE by Joyce Sweeney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"However, Sophie comes across as a compelling character, and the unsolved mysteries will probably keep readers interested all the way to the happy, if overly optimistic, end. (Fiction. YA)"
Narrator Sophie, a high-school senior, is in the third trimester of her pregnancy in this uneven story that blends magical realism and serious problems. Read full book review >