Search Results: "Lisa Rinna"


BOOK REVIEW

STARLIT by Lisa Rinna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Cheap thrills, but in hardcover, not nearly cheap enough."
Actress Rinna's debut features an unscrupulous Hollywood diva who will stop at nothing to defeat a younger rival. Read full book review >

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SUMMING UP by Yitzhak Shamir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"A useful tool for opponents of the land-for-peace policies of the current Israeli government, but less useful to students of Israeli history or of Yitzhak Shamir."
With freelance writer Samuel, the former prime minister of Israel describes the context in which he developed his political views but reveals little new about himself. Read full book review >

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CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M.D. by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

A ``First Book'' that introduces the pioneer behind the Red Cross Blood Bank. 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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BOOK REVIEW

PROFESSOR WHISKERTON PRESENTS STEAMPUNK ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though just a context-void bagatelle for actual children, perhaps teen and adult steampunk enthusiasts will take a look. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
Here's another ABC book that takes an unusual theme and manipulates the device for a very sophisticated audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF BEANBOY by Lisa Harkrader
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2012

"With a full comic adventure that includes a farting superhero, this is an excellent recommendation for kids transitioning between graphic novels and traditional books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Can drawing the winning entry for a comic-book contest solve all of Tucker MacBean's problems? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXCUSE ME! by Lisa Kopelke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

The plot of this literally explosive debut may be perfunctory, but the premise will set off fits of giggles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET BUNNY & NOISY PUPPY by Lisa McCue
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"For those toddlers who crave more of a story than traditional opposites books offer, this just may fit the bill. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Quiet Bunny's third outing (Quiet Bunny's Many Colors, 2011, etc.) explores opposites as he makes a new friend who is his different from him in every way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUAWKING MATILDA by Lisa Horstman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"The story chickens out, but the artwork is worth a look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mae is always working on a new project, to the detriment of unfinished previous ones, like making Dog glow in the dark or covering cows' cold udders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUN AND MOON by Lisa  Desimini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The sentiments are lovely, but the tale is driven more by the art and symbolism than plot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Boy meets girl in this contemporary parable about the strength of love and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLICEMAN LOU AND POLICEWOMAN SUE by Lisa  Desimini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Despite good intentions, a popular topic, and a closing page of vague safety tips ('When you need help, talk to a trusted adult or a friend'), this clunker will neither engage child readers nor inform them. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Between shared breakfast and dinner, a pair of uniformed police officers minds a small-town beat in this wooden, sexist companion to the much superior Dot the Fire Dog (2001). Read full book review >