Search Results: "Marta Braun"


BOOK REVIEW

DARK COMPANION by Marta Acosta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Acosta's savvy take on sexist vampire traditions is refreshing even if much of its bracing astringency gets lost in the melodramatic resolution. Young readers won't mind, and all can look forward to the inevitable sequel. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This enjoyable, chick-lit update of undead culture gives vampires and their victims a long-overdue makeover. It's a breath of fresh air in a genre marked by creaky gender relations and unchallenged class stratification. Read full book review >

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MOO! MOO! by Sebastien Braun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The very simple text, easy-to-manage lift-the-flap fun, and the focus on farm animals and their sounds make this chunky offering a solid choice for babies and toddlers. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
In this refreshingly simple lift-the-flap offering, friendly animals play hide-and-seek all around the farm. Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO BABY by Sebastien Braun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Babies will enjoy this playful peek. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
A beloved baby pastime receives a satisfying treatment. Read full book review >

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MAYDAY MOUSE by Seb Braun
by Seb Braun, illustrated by Seb Braun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A tiny tale with a tiny protagonist that is full of big values. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this picture book, Capt. Mouse overcomes sailing mishaps to bring her brother a birthday present. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY DADDY by Sebastien Braun
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Both make perfect fare for an intimate shared reading, though parents may come away feeling a little pressured by the high expectations. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Parent-child bonding has never looked cozier, as a huge brown Papa bear and a very small cub spend quality time together from dawn till dusk in a leafy forest. Read full book review >

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CHEEP! CHEEP! by Sebastien Braun
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A pleasant spring read for emerging speakers. (Board book. 1-2)"
Spring is in the air, and woodland critters are out to play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHE-HULK DIARIES by Marta Acosta
ROMANCE
Released: June 18, 2013

"A fun, escapist romantic romp with superheroes—who can resist?"
Unassuming yet powerhouse attorney Jennifer Walters and her secret alter ego, the publicity-loving She-Hulk, must learn to coexist and balance their physical and intellectual skills while fighting crime and injustice in the courtroom and on the streets, and possibly reclaiming the love of Jennifer's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A well-researched, refreshingly optimistic look at a serious issue, free of ideological preconceptions."
With an open mind, a vegetarian journalist examines our "love affair with meat." Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF TRUTH by Marta Morazzoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A subtle, evanescent, often lovely poetic inventiveness that's learned and deft—but also inescapably tiny, spare, and slight."
From Morazzoni (Girl in a Turban, 1988), a slim novella made up of two fictionalized bits of history intertwined like the ivy 'round the rose. Read full book review >

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I HAVE TO GET THERE! by Marta Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2011

"Though certainly not a giant leap for all mankind, a promising first effort that puts Mancusi squarely on the app map. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A young boy longs to travel to the moon so he can profess his undying love for it. Read full book review >

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AVALANCHE by Melinda Braun
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Just the ticket for readers who like hearty doses of suspenseful adventure. (Adventure. 12-15)"
Seven friends head out to the backcountry to do some skiing and hiking. How many are going to make it home? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Journey From Ennuied by Donald Braun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A protracted parable about finding your true nature while on the road to strange places."
A debut novel offers a nestled allegory about a soul-awakening journey. Read full book review >