Search Results: "Natalie Zaman"


BOOK REVIEW

BLONDE OPS by Charlotte  Bennardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers will be taken with the pink-haired protagonist and her Italian exploits. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage American hacker in Italy becomes embroiled in a whirlwind of fashion, espionage and romance. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 2012

"This frothy romp through mythology sways between tawdry teen romance and glossy chick-lit. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Hades' two favorite Sirens have gone Greek again, whether they like it or not. And they don't. At least not the banished-to-the-Underworld and slowly-growing-scales parts. Read full book review >

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SIRENZ by Charlotte  Bennardo
FICTION
Released: June 8, 2011

"A garish indulgence for young chick-lit devotees. (Paranormal chick lit. 12-15)"
If two mismatched roommates fighting over a pair of high-fashion pumps accidentally push a gorgeous guy to his dismembering death but aren't anywhere near Mt. Read full book review >

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RHINO’S GREAT BIG ITCH! by Natalie Chivers
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Pretty but imperfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who can scratch in just the right place? Read full book review >

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BUB by Natalie Babbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"Not to mention the dog,' says Babbitt in dedicating the book to her human models, and she doesn't; all the same, it's a delight and steals the show, as she doubtless intended. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The King and Queen are at odds: he says "too many toys" will make the Prince "soft and silly"; she says the many lessons with the King will leave him "dry and dusty." Read full book review >

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A RECIPE FOR DISASTER by Natalie Riess
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 21, 2017

"A genre-buster, for sure, and a delightful mashup at that. (Graphic science fiction. 12-adult)"
In this graphic-novel sequel, a human chef must battle her way out of a murderous intergalactic cooking show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BOOK OF HAPPY by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A good choice for young listeners not quite ready for plot but willing to spend time with an adult engaging in conversation about ideas. (Board book. 2-4)"
As the title promises, a board book big enough to use at toddler storytimes as well as in a lap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST FOR WORDS by Natalie Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"While blander than many available options about writer's block, mustering voice or choosing an art form, this may also be more directly encouraging for readers who need the message, as the results seem so achievable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An animal struggles toward self-expression, taking inspiration from his friends' creations and realizing he can choose his own art form. Read full book review >

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MY TURN TO LEARN NUMBERS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The deceptively simple and visually appealing My Turn to Learn series is a great tool for introducing basic concepts to the littlest readers. (Board book. 0-3)"
This simple counting book starring a sweet brown bear is perfect for little hands. Read full book review >

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, SNACKTION! by Natalie Riess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"Delicious fun that's out of this world. (Graphic science fiction. 7-14)"
An Earth pâtissière is beamed up to an intergalactic cooking competition reminiscent of Iron Chef. Read full book review >

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AN ALPHABET IN SILHOUETTE by Natalie Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"An imaginative book that children old enough to have the dexterity needed to create shadow images will thoroughly enjoy. (Board book. 4-8)"
Hand shadows introduce all sorts of animals from A to Z in this large-format board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Scorch of a Skilten by Nashat Zaman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"An entertaining tale for adventure-hungry readers."
In Zaman's well-paced debut YA novel, 11-year-old Clara Skilten has adventures at a training academy. Read full book review >