Search Results: "Mario Reading"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NOSTRADAMUS PROPHECIES by Mario Reading
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"While the story is more than satisfying for fans of the historical conspiracy game, Reading brings more nuance, substance and action to his well-told tale than one might expect."
A struggling writer and a mysterious assassin take opposing sides in a race to discover a lost prophecy. Read full book review >

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SUPER MARIO by Jeff Ryan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Late stumbles aside, an effective and entertaining overview of the video-game industry's history and Nintendo's essential role in shaping it."
A gaming journalist retraces Nintendo's unlikely shaping of video-game history through a pudgy Italian plumber named Mario. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Fred Marcellino's cat and mouse reading together is a perfect cover and raises the curtain on this fascinating, royal appreciation and celebration of children's books, one that will excite children's literature mavens and inspire parents and teachers. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
No publication could be more fitting to honor the 40th anniversary of RIF than this elegantly designed, splendid homage to the joy of reading. Read full book review >

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MARIO MAKES A MOVE by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A charming story of friendship, dance moves, artistic fervor and squirrels. (And squirrel facts!) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mario is a squirrel who loves his dance moves, from the "Bowling Ball" to "Twirly Ballet Arms," and his relatives assure him he is amazing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite occasional redundancies—only natural given the 400 pages of commentary on a brief text—this book is absorbing and provocative."
A generally superb collection of both traditional and unorthodox readings of the Book of Ruth. Read full book review >

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MARIO & BABY GIA by Mario Lopez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A good choice for children with younger siblings and cousins, especially Latinos. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Returning with his second picture book, Lopez (Mud Tacos, 2009) stresses the importance of family. Read full book review >

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READING CHAMPS by Rita M. Wirtz
Released: June 24, 2014

"A basic, old-school literacy lifeline tossed into a sea of declining reading skills."
A language arts and reading specialist offers a systematic but individualized program for teaching children to read. Read full book review >

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READING DANTE by Prue Shaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Read this book to discover Dante the man, the pilgrim and the poet. Then go read his greatest poem. He's well-worth the exploration, and Shaw is a Virgil-like guide."
Dante expert Shaw (Emeritus, Italian Studies/Univ. Coll. London; editor: Dante: Monarchy, 1996) explains The Divine Comedy so easily and simply, she eliminates all trepidation in anyone daunted by his masterpiece, "the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and perhaps the greatest single work of Western literature." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL READING by Katie  Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Ambitious in range and technically impressive, this unusually structured tasting menu of a book lacks true cohesion and ends too tidily but is undoubtedly the work of a writer to watch."
The women depicted in seven works of art offer glimpses of female-centered worlds across time, in an ingenious British debut. Read full book review >

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READING JACKIE by William Kuhn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Both respectful and scintillating."
A clever, surprisingly substantial take on the life of Jacqueline Onassis (1929 -1994). Read full book review >

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SUMMER READING by Hilma Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"Despite a fondness for overly pat resolutions, Wolitzer (The Doctor's Daughter, 2006, etc.) still manages to wrest originality from the jaws of cliché with this sharply observed, multi-voiced novel."
A summer of reading and contemplation among the privileged—and less than privileged—of the Hamptons. Read full book review >