Search Results: "Karim H. Ismail"


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KEEP ANY PROMISE by Karim H. Ismail
Released: July 1, 2008

"An agreeable introduction for self-improvement newbies that is also worthwhile for veterans."
A simple, straightforward prescription for attaining lofty life goals which avoids superficiality and unrealistically rosy proclamations. Read full book review >

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SKUNK GIRL by Sheba Karim
Released: April 1, 2009

"For another look at a teen making tough choices as an outsider in her own country, pair with Randa Abdel-Fattah's Does My Head Look Big in This? (2007). (Historical fiction. YA)"
"[T]here are only two types of people who spend their Friday nights in high school at home—Pakistani Muslim girls and future serial killers." Read full book review >

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LIFTED BY THE GREAT NOTHING by Karim Dimechkie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A promising debut penned in vivid, suspenseful prose that gives a new spin to the classic tale of fathers and sons."
Twelve-year-old Max's father, Rasheed, is determined to give Max everything he longed for throughout his own childhood in Lebanon, but he can't prevent their growing alienation as Max becomes a teenager and seeks out his Lebanese heritage. Read full book review >

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THAT THING WE CALL A HEART by Sheba Karim
Released: May 9, 2017

"Populated by complicated characters who are so well described readers will feel they might bump into them on the street, Karim's second novel delivers on its title's promise. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
It's the end of high school, and Shabnam Qureshi has lost her best friend and has no summer job, but the summer quickly becomes unforgettable when she finds herself falling in love. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The sparkling tale is fun to read and illuminating, and will round out any lesson on early settlers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-688-16204-5 When young Constance accidentally lets the cabin's fire die out, her father composes a riddle to cheer her up, spawning a riddle marathon as the entire family participates in creating conundrums. Read full book review >

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SPECS FOR REX by Yasmeen Ismail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Sweet, funny, and reassuring. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very young lion's new glasses are so big, round, and red that he is driven to great lengths to hide them. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED, FRED! by Yasmeen Ismail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A perfectly designed read-aloud for the bedtime staller. A sheer delight! (Picture book. 1-5)"
A hilarious, not-ready-for-bed book starring Fred—an irrepressible and irresistible dog—and his diversionary tactics, in whose spirit parents and children will lovingly find the familiar. Read full book review >

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I'M A GIRL! by Yasmeen Ismail
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A rallying cry to be enthusiastically true to oneself. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A spirited young child is proud to be a girl—even if everyone mistakes her for a boy. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS FOR GRETA AND GRACIE by Yasmeen Ismail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This one has it all: original characters, an exciting plot, dazzling illustrations, and the triumph of an underdog (or underbunny). More Greta and Gracie, please. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two rabbit sisters prepare for Christmas together, but only one sister gets to meet Santa on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE THAT! by Yasmeen Ismail
Released: July 4, 2017

"It's hard to imagine this won't be a hit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A slice-of-life story about a little one with a big imagination. Read full book review >

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BABEL, THE KING by Karim  Maaloul
by Karim Maaloul, developed by EPIC Agency, illustrated by Karim Maaloul
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2012

"Charming and technologically interesting, but otherwise uninspiring. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A feline megalomaniac appoints himself king, gathers subjects and subsequently has a showdown with his mortal enemies—the clouds. Read full book review >

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THE PALACE OF DREAMS by Ismail Kadare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1993

"Brooding, mysterious in its dreamlike states and logic: a memorable portrait of a man powerless before the caprices of Fate and its handmaiden, the State."
Albania-born, Paris-based Kadarâ (Broken April, 1990, etc.) returns with a nightmarish tale from the dark side of totalitarianism (a book first published in 1981 in Albania and ``immediately banned''): a young man finds employment in a mammoth state-run institution for dream analysis, only to see the job become his life as he rises through the ranks. Read full book review >