Search Results: "Mika Ashley-Hollinger"


BOOK REVIEW

PRECIOUS BONES by Mika Ashley-Hollinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A spirited tale and fascinating setting, but it is Bones who shines. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
It is 1949, and the traditional way of life in the swampland of Atlantic-coast Florida is threatened. Read full book review >

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TEA WITH OLIVER by Mika Song
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Charming and as sweet as a tea cake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Oliver (a white cat with orange spots) wishes for a friend he can share a pot of tea with. Read full book review >

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GROW YOUR VALUE by Mika Brzezinski
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"An inspiring evaluation of the potential women have to create fully productive lives at home and at work."
Constructive advice for women on the work-life balance. Read full book review >

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OBSESSED by Mika Brzezinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A motivational, inspirational addition to the ever-expanding library of total-health guidebooks."
The co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe parlays her lifelong preoccupation with food into re-educating an increasingly corpulent nation about smarter eating practices. Read full book review >

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BINKY TAKES CHARGE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A purrrfect mix of slapstick, deadpan and catpan. (Graphic novel. 8-12)"
Space cat Lt. Binky has been tapped for a new assignment: recruit trainer! Read full book review >

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BINKY UNDER PRESSURE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright. (Graphic fiction. 7-14)"
Binky the Space Cat returns for his third not-so-quite-out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >

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BINKY THE SPACE CAT by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Details in the muted watercolor illustrations, like mousie Ted covering his nose as Binky releases 'space gas,' will keep readers of all ages giggling, whether they're cat lovers or not. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Pudgy black-and-white kitty Binky lives on a space station, where, like any good member of F.U.R.S.T. (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), he protects his two humans from aliens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

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FLUFFY STRIKES BACK by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"This spinoff series opener is a must for Binky's legions of faithful feline fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel saves unsuspecting humans from aliens daily. How do they do it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANCER HATES KISSES by Jessica Reid Sliwerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Closing with notes from a cancer specialist and the author, a cancer survivor, this book with its positive message is a must-have for all collections serving families. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This is a much-needed title about a disease that affects too many families. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE TRIALS JUST BELIEVE by Nitza Hollinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2014

"Well-written, uplifting account of a woman buoyed by faith, family and friends in her fight against cancer."
Hollinger faces cancer with courage and faith in her brief but inspiring memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFFICER PANDA by Ashley Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Officer Panda's investigation is not a great introduction to the justice system, but for readers with the right sense of humor, it has plenty of other delights. (fun facts about fingerprints) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title character's metafictive investigation threatens to get under the skin of justice-minded readers. Read full book review >