Search Results: "Maria Mola"


BOOK REVIEW

SPARKLE BOY by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Multiple titles already explore nearly identical themes, and at this point any of them will suffice until the industry yields more interesting and nuanced portrayals. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Newman adds to her lengthy resume of LGBT-themed books for children with this story about sibling rivalry and gender nonconformity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KOALA CHALLAH by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Warm-spirited family holiday togetherness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Set in Australia, this take on baking a traditional Jewish food focuses on a family of koalas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN THE FOREST by Maria Dek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A startling, successful evocation of the natural world and an urgent entreaty for young people to immerse themselves in the outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pale-skinned child crosses a blank, white page into a screen of trees, where "wonders await." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL by Maria Boyd
FICTION
Released: July 13, 2010

"Still, Will's feelings and relationship struggles are authentic, and the dialogue is crisp when the author pulls her message punches. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Aussie soccer jock and guitar player Will is forced to join the band of his high school's musical as punishment for mooning a bus full of girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING ABOUT AMERICA by Maria Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Riveting—and tender. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Testa writes stories told in poems of surpassing beauty, fragility and depth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME SHORT STORIES by Maria Davis
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"Easy to read and mildly enjoyable, best for kids learning to read on their own."
A rhyming, songlike book of illustrated short stories for kids to read aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHERLAND by Maria Hummel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Heart-rending and chilling."
Inspired by family letters, Hummel chronicles the existence of an ordinary middle-class German family in the waning days of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAMILTON CASHEW AND THE STORY WEAVERS by Maria Kallinikos
Released: March 14, 2012

"A charming fantasy tale with contemporary elements that may occasionally stretch the limits of credibility."
In Kallinikos' debut YA fantasy novel, an intrepid elf must foil a plot to stop the production of stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU HAVE THE WRONG MAN by Maria Flook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1996

"Deeply flawed—and almost as deeply interesting—work from an ambitious writer who's obviously still finding her material and her voice, and who may yet produce much better fiction."
A frustratingly uneven first collection, by the young author of the novels Family Night (1992) and Open Water (1995). Read full book review >