Search Results: "Libby Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FAIRY TALE HANDBOOK by Libby Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Even begging the conflation of traditional folklore with The Wizard of Oz and other folkloric fantasy, readers familiar with the originals will barely recognize these coy renditions. (Pop-up nonfiction. 6-9)"
Elegant figures in medieval dress give the illustrations for this revue of stock European folk-tale settings and characters (plus some modern hangers-on) a classic air. Read full book review >

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THE ULTIMATE PIRATE HANDBOOK by Libby Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Too bland and thin in both content and special effects to be particularly seaworthy. (Informational pop-up book. 7-10)"
Basic instructions for young landlubbers with a yen to go buccaneering. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTROUS BOOK OF MONSTERS by Libby Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A giant googly eye embedded in a bite-marked cover beckons invitingly to stronger-stomached monster lovers. (Novelty browsing item. 7-10)"
Go for the gross! Even hard-core fans may be tempted to give away their lunches after sampling this banquet of bogles. Read full book review >

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I AM SUSANNAH by Libby Gleeson
Released: April 15, 1989

From a talented Australian author, a sensitive study of a girl in her early teens taking the first steps toward realizing her individuality. Read full book review >

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THUNDERWITH by Libby Hathorn
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, a well-written, absorbing debut. (Fiction. 12+)"
In her first YA novel, an Australian author vividly portrays present-day farmers in New South Wales's coastal rain forest. Read full book review >

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THE BIG OVERNIGHT by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"A light and amusing whodunit that proves time spent in the company of the heroine is time well spent indeed."
Stella Reynolds investigates a pair of murders in this latest installment of Kirsch's (The Big Interview, 2016, etc.) chick-lit mystery series. Read full book review >

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The Big Lead by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A light, enjoyable murder mystery that marks the beginning of a promising new series."
A rookie reporter delves into a small town's big secrets in Kirsch's debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

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The Passion Season by Libby Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2016

"A tale about Lucifer's son that deftly draws in readers with engrossing characters and room for expansion."
An ancient warrior on Earth for centuries falls in love with a human woman, which may make him vulnerable to his evil, demon-controlling father in this debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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THE PILLOW BOOK OF LOTUS LOWENSTEIN by Libby Schmais
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Chick lit par excellence. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
What begins as assigned diary entries à la Sei Shonagun's late-tenth-century The Pillow Book turns into Lotus Lowenstein's tart, irreverent take on sophomore year, written in "franglais." Read full book review >

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FINDING THE FORGER by Libby Sternberg
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Sternberg throws in a couple of nice red herrings along with some action sequences that make the story satisfying, but keeps her focus on the kind of humor that should appeal to high-school readers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This second installment in a series of mysteries featuring Bianca Balducci, 15-year-old detective wannabe, has the feisty sophomore involved in tracking down an art thief. Read full book review >