Search Results: "Marlene Record"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"While the Disney-esque tale feels saccharine at times, the fast-paced, eventful plot will appeal to younger readers who are able to suspend their disbelief and enter a nicer world than our own."
Loftus' young adult novel creates a fantasy world of good kings, evil witches and happily-ever-afters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD IS A BATTLEFIELD by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Fun for the right audience. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16)"
A high-school freshman learns that she's one of a group of women who fight evil beasties in her supernatural town of Nightshade, Calif. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"Worldly-wise observations, affording valuable perspectives on a famous victory."
A thoughtful and provocative commentary on the causes, conduct, and consequences of the Gulf War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYRON’S MAGIC COW by Marlene Newman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A deft, daffy, thought-provoking debut for Newman. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this faintly surreal urban episode, young Myron is unwillingly dispatched to buy a container of milk, and returns to his apartment with a huge cow—purchased from a glib blonde, who claims she bought it for a handful of beans before speeding away in a car with three bears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE TO SLEEP by Sara Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A nonessential addition to the evening storytime stack. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Everybody needs to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNEXPECTED DEVELOPMENT by Marlene Perez
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Perez eventually wraps up too many issues way too quickly, ultimately rendering a potentially provocative love story into a sanitizingly unsatisfying issue piece. (Fiction. YA)"
Generously busted Megan has two primary goals for the summer: to have breast-reduction surgery before her sophomore year begins, and to somehow, some way, nab dreamy Jake Darrow, the guy she's had a crush on since seventh grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO WILL TELL MY BROTHER? by Marlene Carvell
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"It is a realistically heartening story for teenagers who have a battle to fight, and might also be useful for sparking class discussion. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Evan is a typical high-school student who chooses an a-typical, unpopular position: to ask the PTA to withdraw his school's Indian mascot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2013

"Nothing beats good hard data to debunk myths, and Zuk offers plenty."
Zuk (Univ. of California, Riverside; Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World, 2011, etc.) takes on those who say we are ill-suited to modern life because we are trapped in our Stone Age bodies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Plenty of intriguing questions to ponder as Zuk informs adults in a droll style that may also turn on younger readers. After all, entomology is still a field that can begin, as it did for her, with venturing into the yard to collect stuff in a glass jar."
A global sampling of the clever lives and loves of our six-legged friends. Read full book review >