Search Results: "Lisa M. Bakos"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"While this certainly does not compare to Alexander's epically bad day, Lucy's may make some readers smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A menagerie of mayhem-causing animals causes Lucy to have a very bad day. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY MOOSE! by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A pet is a good companion—in the singular not the plural. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Many moose mean much merriment—or do they? Read full book review >

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100 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW UP by Lisa M. Gerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A pure turkey shoot, though 'National Geographic wants you to know what explorers know, what makes them successful.' That must have been educational TV and sugarless gum. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A debatable selection of items to master before you grow up—meaning, perhaps, freshman year of high school. Read full book review >

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100 THINGS TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP by Lisa M. Gerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Far from systematic but definitely horizon- and option-expanding. (Nonfiction. 10-17)"
A grab bag of occupations with at least a little career potential—some conventional, others decidedly otherwise. Read full book review >

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FIX ME by Lisa M. Cronkhite
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"The speed and tidiness of the ending may disappoint savvy readers, but this book may find an audience with those who can happily suspend disbelief. (Thriller. 12-16)"
To what lengths would you go to see a good friend who can only be found in a drug-induced haze? One addict is about to find out. Read full book review >

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PAPER DOLLHOUSE by Lisa M. Masterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"An inspiring account of challenges faced and overcome, not only as a child but as a physician, mother, TV celebrity and the guiding spirit behind the Maternal Fetal Care International foundation, which she founded."
Moving debut memoir from obstetrician Masterson, who co-hosts the Emmy Award-winning TV show The Doctors. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO YOU CALL IT? by Zev Lewinson
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A lovely, comforting, and wide-reaching tale about finding similarities in children regardless of their cultures, marred by some strange choices in language presentation and the ages of its cast.

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Children around the world may speak different languages, but pacifiers remain a cross-cultural item, according to this tale for toddlers. Read full book review >

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JUMA ON SAFARI by Lisa Maria Burgess
Released: July 27, 2013

"Burgess has created a likable narrator in a striking setting not often represented in picture books."
What would a trip to Grandma's house be like if you lived in Tanzania? Burgess' (Juma's Dhow Race, 2013, etc.) young narrator, Juma, describes the experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A concentrated, evocative look at agricultural methods that place a premium on health and ecology."
Journalist Hamilton fashions intimate portraits of three alternative, small-scale farming strategies. Read full book review >

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THE AWAKENING by Lisa M. Lilly
Released: July 12, 2011

"Sharp and satisfying."
In her first novel, Lilly (The Tower Formerly Known as Sears and Two Other Tales of Urban Horror, 2011) offers a surprising supernatural thriller with a feminist bent. Read full book review >

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THE DEFIANT by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"In this dumbed-down dystopia, noble ends, vague notions of 'freedom,' trump any amount of collateral damage, excruciatingly detailed, in human lives. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
This uneven trilogy ends with plenty of violent action, leaving tough questions on the table. Read full book review >

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THE UPRISING by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"The weak worldbuilding strains credulity, but the nifty technology and exciting battle scenes should engage fans of the genre. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The second installment of the near-future dystopia series begun in The Forsaken (2012) revisits familiar narrative territory, exhibiting the opener's strengths and weaknesses. Read full book review >