Search Results: "Malathi Michelle Iyengar"


BOOK REVIEW

TAN TO TAMARIND by Malathi Michelle Iyengar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Undoubtedly well-intentioned, this effort falls regrettably flat. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
Helping ethnic children find the beauty in themselves is the goal of Iyengar's celebratory cycle, which venerates various hues of brown in each poem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF CHOOSING by Sheena Iyengar
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"A lucid work of popular science written by an accomplished practitioner—deserving of a place alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Po Bronson and other interpreters of why and how we do what we do."
Decisions, decisions—they're a pain, but they come bundled up in the very makeup of our brain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLESSED ARE YOU by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1993

"These vigorously limned, unabashedly homely kids might be cousins of the ones in Edwards's Alef-bet (1992); again, the bright, harmonious colors and the warmth and energy of the design bespeak a productive, loving, and devout family. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-8)"
Thirteen brief prayers in Edwards's translations, which she uses with her own children, plus the original Hebrew and a transliteration, all appearing on versos elaborately bordered with a vine-like motif that echoes the Hebrew script and also incorporates appropriate symbols—e.g., for the prayer beginning, ``God, grant us peace and goodness,'' Edwards includes a dove, a rainbow, and a menorah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRASH TALK by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Enclosed in these pages is plenty of food for thought and examples for direct action. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
To dumpster dive, to glean, perchance to dream of a zero-waste world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIES I TOLD by Michelle Zink
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"Highly readable, gripping and touching. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A girl struggles to hold onto her own identity within her family of thieves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARMED by Michelle Krys
Released: May 26, 2015

"Snappy dialogue, a satisfyingly epic battle, and unexpected heroes make for a conclusion that will satisfy readers of the first installment. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Los Angeles teen witch Indigo returns in this follow-up to Hexed (2014), honing her magic skills rapidly as she uncovers information about Los Demonios, an other-dimensional prison used by both the Family, a society of witches and warlocks, and their sworn enemies, the Priory, who are sorcerers.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODS AND WARRIORS by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Beautiful, but broken. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Set during the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece, this new adventure series attempts to navigate a land filled with fickle gods, dangerous spirits and even more dangerous men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING FOR HAMLET by Michelle Ray
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Unnecessary. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Ophelia lives to whine another day in this mediocre MTV treatment of Hamlet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY by Michelle Houts
ANIMALS
Released: April 14, 2009

"Still, readers will be rooting for Libby as she makes difficult choices about both her steer and her life. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Set in rural Indiana, this refreshing tale chronicles the experience of Libby, a well-grounded 12-year-old who raises and then shows a steer at the annual county fair. Read full book review >