Search Results: "Libby Martinez"


BOOK REVIEW

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"While it is wonderful to see a book featuring Latina characters who are proud Americans, the promotion of idealized visions of life in the United States and the immigrant experience makes it a distinctly one-sided treatment. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intergenerational ode to a positive United States immigration experience. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, CHICO CANTA! BRAVO! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Food for thought for monolingual mouselings—not to mention their parents and teachers. (afterword) (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
A little mouse's foreign-language skills save his family from a cat in this mother-daughter debut. 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 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 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 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 >

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IN FOCUS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A too-large scope and dull treatment scuttle this effort. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This sturdy informational book for middle graders examines 10 areas of the natural and human worlds: ocean, homes, earth and space, landmarks, nature, everyday objects, buildings, fruits and vegetables, animals, and transportation. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A truthful, touching coming-of-age novel that will have particular appeal for 1940s buffs and connoisseurs of New England summer-hotel culture."
Libby, the author of several religious titles (The Forgiveness Book, 2010, etc.), makes his fiction debut with a charming, evocative coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >