Search Results: "Linas Alsenas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS OF 8TH STREET by Linas Alsenas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A refreshing dose of reality for all those princess wannabes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl imagines her home to be a palace, but outside on the playground, life is not quite so royal and charming. Read full book review >

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HELLO MY NAME IS BOB by Linas Alsenas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A simple lesson of celebrated differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bob the bear warns readers on the very first page: He's "very boring." Read full book review >

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MRS. CLAUS TAKES A VACATION by Linas Alsenas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This quietly told story offers some insights into the value of traveling to new places, how it feels to be the one left behind and the meaning of shared experiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his debut, Alsenas offers a modern Mrs. Claus and an expressive Santa with a range of emotions that extends beyond jolly. Read full book review >

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PEANUT by Linas Alsenas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Droll it is. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mildred might want to make an appointment with her eye doctor. Read full book review >

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BEYOND CLUELESS by Linas Alsenas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"In a subgenre about queer themes and musicals that's big enough to offer choice, other options are funnier and more genuine than this. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Mistaken identity, misbehavior, and musical theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2008

"Middle- and high-school students should walk away feeling informed; many will be inspired to explore the LGBT universe even further. (Nonfiction. YA)"
From the murder of Freda Ward in 1893 by her teenage girlfriend to same-sex marriage legalization in Massachusetts, this offering chronicles the ups, downs, victories and woes of gays and lesbians in the United States without sounding too much like a textbook. Read full book review >

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GRIFF CARVER, HALLWAY PATROL by Jim Krieg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2010

"Still, this is a fast-paced read characterized by knowing, kid-friendly humor, and middle-grade readers will enjoy getting to know Hallway Patrolman Carver. (Mystery. 10-12)"
Junior Philip Marlowes or Sam Spades—or readers fed up with schoolyard miscreants—will welcome the exploits of this hard-boiled, seen-it-all seventh-grade "hall cop." Read full book review >