Search Results: "Mariko Tamaki"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 6, 2014

"Keenly observed and gorgeously illustrated—a triumph. (Graphic novel. 13 & up)"
A summer of family drama, secrets and change in a small beach town. Read full book review >

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SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE by Mariko Tamaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Offbeat and authentic—an uncommon treat. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being weird in tiny Aunty, California. Read full book review >

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SKIM by Mariko Tamaki
by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Released: March 1, 2008

"Recommend this to fans of Daniel Clowes's Ghost World, who have been waiting for another graphic novel of teen angst and suburban ennui. (Graphic novel. YA)"
A quietly moving graphic novel explores a teen girl's experience with friends, suicide, cliques and love. Read full book review >

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EMIKO SUPERSTAR by Mariko Tamaki
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nothing earth-shatteringly new here, but an inviting tale nonetheless. (Graphic fiction. YA)"
A charming tale of a shy babysitter looking to break out of her shell. Read full book review >

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DUST OF EDEN by Mariko Nagai
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"An engaging novel-in-poems that imagines one earnest, impassioned teenage girl's experience of the Japanese-American internment. (historical note) (Verse/historical fiction. 11-14)"
Crystal-clear prose poems paint a heart-rending picture of 13-year-old Mina Masako Tagawa's journey from Seattle to a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVEYARD APARTMENT by Mariko Koike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"There's a vacancy in the Graveyard Apartment. Just not the one the author intended."
A too-good-to-be-true apartment turns out to be exactly that for a young Japanese family in this supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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HALF WORLD by Hiromi Goto
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Hopeful and beautifully strange. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Fat, poor and intellectually slow, Melanie Tamaki's days are divided between torment at school and her alcoholic mother at home. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy, by Rhoda Blumberg (2001). (historical note, extensive glossary, bibliography.) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1841, 14-year-old Manjiro joined four others on an overnight fishing trip. Read full book review >

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GERTIE'S LEAP TO GREATNESS by Kate Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Still, the tale of Gertie and her grab for greatness is a rich and enjoyable read, and children will relate to her heartfelt emotions. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A can-do attitude, loyal friends, and a foolproof plan prove insufficient when a seat-stealing new girl swooshes in. Read full book review >

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YOU BELONG TO ME by Mamoru Suzuki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"For young readers, the book is like a bath before bed: soothing, comforting, and warm. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cuddly animals snuggle, hug, and protect a small child in a collection of affectionate poses from Japanese author/illustrator Suzuki. Read full book review >

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THE HOMEMADE CAKE CONTEST by Midori Basho
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A community celebration for audiences that appreciate stories that are on the long side. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A community bands together to revitalize a dilapidated house so old and young can gather and socialize in this Japanese import, the first in a 13-book (so far) series to be translated into English. Read full book review >

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I WANT THAT LOVE by Tatsuya Miyanishi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Only the coldblooded will fail to be moved by this poignant story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Innocent trust turns a domineering bully into a caring protector who makes the ultimate sacrifice in this prehistoric tale of personal growth. Read full book review >