Search Results: "Lisa Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

EMILY'S BLUE PERIOD by Cathleen Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A worthwhile, idiosyncratic demonstration of a specific artist's relevance to a young child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl adjusts to her parents' divorce with the help of Pablo Picasso's artwork. Read full book review >

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29 MYTHS ON THE SWINSTER PHARMACY by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"For all its enigmatic nature, the tale provides a clear reason for drawing one's own conclusions: Observing and recording the results through a personal filter makes a good story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young investigators, a girl and boy old enough to ride the city bus alone, offer 29 observations associated with a building in another town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An entertaining, nicely nuanced depiction of teen relationships and challenges."
A bookish Star Trek fan, stung by a summer liaison, meets an attractive computer whiz during a search for a boyfriend who won't break her heart in this YA novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

How (Not) To Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A promising debut featuring a crackerjack heroine who doesn't need a hero to complete her sweet, rambling quest."
In Roberts' debut YA riches-to-rags story, the daughter of a self-help guru searches for her lost father and finds herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUMMY CAT by Marcus Ewert
Kirkus Star
by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Lisa Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Elegantly designed for young fans of ancient Egypt, this sweet ghost story of a pet's love for its owner transcends time. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"Deep within this maze of stone, / a creature wakes up, all alone." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AIRPORT BOOK by Lisa Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Instructional, comforting, and threaded with multiple air-travel story strands, this travelogue delivers at many altitudes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This good-humored introduction to air travel follows a multiracial family (black dad, white mom, two brown kids) through the airport, down the jetway, and onto their plane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDFISH GHOST by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lovely, untrammeled look at a pet's afterlife. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The ghost of a pet goldfish searches for a new home in this newest picture book from Snicket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE THE DEAD by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Also, though carefully rendered, the illustrations often interrupt rather than enhance the flow of the work and may seem out of place for older teen readers, who would otherwise be a natural audience for this appealingly gothic work. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A brooding mystery set during the Civil War, this gripping ghost story of a young woman trapped by the confines of her gender and social standing is not altogether successful in its format. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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