Search Results: "Leslie Staub"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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WHOEVER YOU ARE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An essential book that acknowledges in the simplest of terms our common humanity. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A one-world, "we-are-all-the-same-under-the-skin" message for the very young from Fox (The Straight Line Wonder, p. 1388, etc.). Read full book review >

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TIME FOR (EARTH) SCHOOL, DEWEY DEW by Leslie Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"ET or not, the first day of school will be ootay. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dewey Dew's first day of school might look an awful lot like most kids', though it's a pretty safe bet they aren't extraterrestrials. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A must-read both for children who live this life of forced separation and those who don't. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A tale of triumph that occurs only because a young girl picks up her pencil and writes to people who can help make change. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY GETS THE BLUES by Leslie Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Hip and stylized—yet, given its important humanitarian message, curiously enervated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Staub, a native of New Orleans, cloaks a worthy message in obscure metaphor. Read full book review >

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PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERONS by Frank Staub
by Frank Staub, photographed by Frank Staub
ANIMALS
Released: June 13, 1997

"A note for adults that includes hints for using the book seems self-evident. (map, glossary, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Herons are the long-legged, needle-beaked birds that vigilantly comb marshlands for food. Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S PRAIRIES by Frank Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 1994

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Beginning with a survey of grasslands worldwide, a map showing the extent of the three types (tallgrass, mixed, and shortgrass) that make up the North American prairie, and a clear explanation of their differing characteristics, Staub answers precisely the questions raised by Dvorak's beautiful photo introduction (above). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF BELIZE by Frank Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 1997

"MPSLUGetc—instead, that information is incorporated into the text. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Staub (Herons, p. 957) has produced a concise photo-essay for the World's Children series (Children of Guatemala, p. 1776, etc.), featuring several dozen appealing youngsters from this unique Central American country, the former colony British Honduras, where English is the official language, the toucan is the national bird, and the various ethnic groups are descended from Maya Indians, Spanish explorers, African and West Indian slaves, and British pirates. Read full book review >

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YELLOWSTONE'S CYCLE OF FIRE by Frank Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 1994

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Yellowstone National Park suffered devastating fires in 1988, when some 13 million acres blazed in the greatest forest fire in 250 years. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RED by Wendy Corsi Staub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"While the subject matter may seem gruesome, the violence is fairly muted and Staub mostly maintains the suspense throughout, despite a few too many coincidences."
A quiet town's dark past and a serial killer's quest for his ideal victim create a perfect storm in Staub's (The Perfect Stranger, 2014, etc.) frothy new thriller.Read full book review >

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NINE LIVES by Wendy Corsi Staub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"Though this new series from Staub (Blood Red, 2015, etc.) is being compared to Mary Higgins Clark, the story, for better or worse, is a good deal sweeter and gentler than Clark. No spirits were bruised in the writing of this tale."
A young widow stumbles on a town filled with psychic energy that encourages her to investigate an accidental death that may have been a murder. Read full book review >