Search Results: "Li Ang"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST GARDEN by Li Ang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An exploration of contemporary Taiwan through the lens of the past, this novel hits many poignant notes as it threads its way."
Yinghong, a Taiwanese woman, struggles with an all-consuming love for a magnetic businessman while remembering her gentle, unconventional father, who was imprisoned for dissident views. Read full book review >

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MUSTACHE BABY MEETS HIS MATCH by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"More a Mustache Toddler now but still getting into hairy situations, Baby Billy's still good fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Has Mustache Baby met a buddy...or a rival? Read full book review >

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BIG CITY EXPLORER by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Problematic for libraries due to the detachable token, but like Mary Javins' 3-D World Atlas and Tour (2008), the gimmick isn't indispensable to the journey. (review quizzes) (Informational novelty. 6-8)"
A penguin guide conducts prospective tourists on a whirlwind flight over 28 world cities. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING DINOSAUR DETECTIVES by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Dinosaur fans will have no trouble digging up better surveys. (glossary, quiz) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A barrage of dino names and facts, with fanciful cartoon illustrations. Read full book review >

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BEHOLD! A BABY by Stephanie Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2015

"Ecce yet another picture book that shines a spotlight on the older kid who decides that it's OK for babies to be stars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Step right up, folks, and witness…a besotted dad touting the world's most extraordinary phenomenon—a baby. Read full book review >

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101 REASONS WHY I'M NOT TAKING A BATH by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"There's really only one reason to read this book: it's a hoot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A filth-encrusted gamin ticks off precisely why a trip to the tub is not on the list of priorities. Read full book review >

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MUSTACHE BABY by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Occasional badness has never been so good. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Outlaw or lawman…the mustache will reveal the truth! Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY DETECTIVES by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An inviting introduction for curious children from pre-K through early elementary school, but unfamiliar terms may require a little extra interpretation. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Colorful schematic illustrations and miniature detectives introduce major body parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WILL NOT READ THIS BOOK by Cece Meng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Although an engaging picture book with accomplished digital illustrations embodying a style akin to Dan Yaccarino's art, it's a shame the text lacks the control that would make it accessible to actual struggling readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In an appeal to reluctant readers, Meng's cumulative text will provoke laughter as read-aloud fare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW FALLING IN SPRING by Moying Li
HISTORY
Released: March 19, 2008

"Combined with The Diary of Ma Yan (2005), readers can begin to know about education and life in modern China. (chronology, glossary) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
When Li was 12 years old, the Chinese Cultural Revolution began and changed life in that nation. Read full book review >

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A TOWER FOR THE SUMMER HEAT by Li Yu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Subtle comedies of marriage and Chinese society, these give charming evidence of a true master's touch, easily bridging more than 300 years to be fresh and vibrant today."
A spirited, enchanting collection of stories from the 17th- century Chinese playwright and raconteur in a vivid translation, the first in English: a fitting companion to Li Yu's acclaimed erotic satire The Carnal Prayer Mat (1990). Read full book review >