Search Results: "Lia Hills"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO LIVING by Lia Hills
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A well-crafted story from a new voice. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Will is desperate to find meaning in life following the sudden death of his mother. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR ROCKET by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though this lacks the originality and fizz of How Rocket Learned to Read (2010), it nevertheless reinforces the pup's positive literacy efforts. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Adorable Rocket the dog and his many pals (including a moonlighting Goose) return in a new story centered on the alphabet. Read full book review >

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ROCKET'S MIGHTY WORDS by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Nothing really new here, but Rocket fans—at least those who don't consider themselves too old for board books—may enjoy using this as a tool for practicing word recognition with the sweet puppy they've come to love. (Board book. 3-6)"
Hills' adorable black-and-white spotted dog named Rocket (How Rocket Learned to Read, 2010; Rocket Writes a Story, 2012) returns in this oversized vocabulary primer. Read full book review >

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ROCKET WRITES A STORY by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For new reader Rocket, every new book is a treasure and an adventure, "like a place he'd never been to, like a friend he'd never met." Read full book review >

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HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 27, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rocket is as cute as can be, and he's all dog. Read full book review >

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COLORS! by Tad Hills
by Tad Hills, illustrated by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity, and problem-solving, and this offering is a good way to introduce babies to the pair. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Duck and Goose are back with another board book to help very young children learn their colors. Read full book review >

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DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE by Tad Hills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"The charming illustrations portray this tale of friendship perfectly, and the text, reminiscent of The Story of Ferdinand, is, like Hills's first in the series, energetic, appealing and filled with warmth. (Picture book. 3-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

THE KINGDOM WHERE NOBODY DIES by Kathleen Hills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Hills (Witch Cradle, 2006, etc.) slowly builds an enthralling portrait of life in a 1950s farming community. A distinctive and welcome addition to the genre."
A newcomer to a rural Minnesota community is shot dead while raking hay. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS MASAKO by Ben Hills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Perhaps the best that can be expected, given the media's lack of access to the princess, but certainly not the rich, dishy immersion into Masako's life that interested readers await."
Disappointing portrait of Japan's enigmatic princess, offering few new insights. Read full book review >

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STAR WITNESS by Lia Matera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

Say this for Willa Jansson (Last Chants, 1996, etc.): She doesn't shrink from the big cases. Read full book review >

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FACE VALUE by Lia Matera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Matera's look at the dehumanizing power of sexual manipulation- -the computer re-imaging plot here cuts much deeper than the gimmickry of Rising Sun—is so unblinking that you'll look right past the story's coincidences in your hurry to get to the hair-raising finale."
Where on earth does Laura di Palma (``my primary areas of specialty are bankruptcy and corporate litigation'') get the weird criminal clients who keep her in business? Read full book review >

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A HARD BARGAIN by Lia Matera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"From one of the more interesting new voices in detective fiction: a downbeat but welcome respite from the mystery-by-formula crowd."
A grim third novel from the skillful Matera, who, here, examines noncommunication—with oneself and with everyone else—and its disastrous outcome. Read full book review >