Search Results: "Liz Maverick"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Liz Maverick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Mean-spirited characters and elaborately snotty prose don't do much for this lifeless first outing. (Note to those who think chick-lit books are interchangeable: the stock cover photo of four towel-clad women is the same one used for The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue, p. 1336)."
Job: bad. Love life: dead. Cubicle neighbor: also dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOMBOY by Liz Prince
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society's preordained gender roles (Graphic memoir. 14 & up)"
Prince explores what it means to be a tomboy in a magnificently evocative graphic memoir. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS by Liz Pichon
by Liz Pichon, illustrated by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Even the novelty features—a viewfinder page and a set of photographs—cannot save this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This lackluster effort features a jolly group of zoo penguins enjoying their favorite activity—entertaining and being entertained by humans—when they get a surprise: A little girl drops her camera into their habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Children just developing a sense of humor will appreciate the innocent silliness of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rory is a lucky dinosaur. He so much wants a pet, and a pet finds him instead! Read full book review >

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SPLASHDANCE by Liz Starin
by Liz Starin, illustrated by Liz Starin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"It's a consciously silly pretense, but discussion possibilities abound, and there's no question it's funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After being excluded, a polar bear gets her turn to shine. Read full book review >

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THE VERY UGLY BUG by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A similar premise gets more effective treatment in Andrew Clements's Big Al (1988), illustrated by Yoshi, and, more recently, in Graeme Base's Jungle Drums (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this notably unsuccessful take on the "I don't want to stand out" theme, a bug—colorful but not particularly ugly in the cartoon illustrations—brushes off her friends' appreciative comments and dresses herself to look like them, but changes her tune after repulsing a predatory bird. Read full book review >

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QUACKERS by Liz Wong
by Liz Wong, illustrated by Liz Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Both relevant and adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cat who thinks he's a duck learns about himself. Read full book review >

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TOP TEN CLUES YOU'RE CLUELESS by Liz Czukas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Charming, fun and insightful. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A bookish, diabetic newcomer to her neighborhood lives through one difficult day at the grocery store where she works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The unexpected ending will surely satisfy as a fitting close to this light page turner. Past fans of the series should especially enjoy diving in. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can half-mermaid Emily rely upon her friends to help her find the source of Neptune's nightmares? Will they be able to unravel the mystery of his memories before an evil threat takes over the waters? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"The imaginative premise will intrigue readers and the suspense will be enough to keep them reading to the happy ending and perhaps send them back to Emily's first story, The Tail of Emily Windsnap (2004). (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Emily Windsnap and her parents arrive at their new home in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle, she hopes she can fit in with the mermaids there better than she did with her classmates at Brightport High. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"From a macabre 'Gingerbread Man' to the popular 'The Red Satin Ribbon,' these spine-tinglers will have storytellers of all kinds jumping at the chance to tell their favorites. (Folklore. 10 & up)"
From the African-American tale of "Johnny and the Dead Man's Liver" to the Civil War ghost story of "One Lace Glove," this anthology of 20 scary stories is—well, really scary! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOTS & FLOWERS by Liz Rosenberg
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

Rosenberg again brings contemporary "adult" poems to a younger audience, in an appealing and intriguing format. Read full book review >