Search Results: "Renée Fenby"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA by Ludo De Witte
Released: July 1, 2001

"Thoroughly researched, passionately written, deeply disturbing. (1 map, 2 charts, 8 pages b&w photos)"
Indefatigable Dutch sociologist De Witte (Crisis in Kongo, not reviewed) examines the murder of Congolese nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba and unearths a sordid story of corruption, violence, conspiracies, and lies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE VERY TIRED WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Elegant, informative, engaging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Count from one to 10 with some unusual avian creatures (and the titular mammal). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN LITTLE OWLS by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A chipper introduction to the nocturnal animals of Australia. (Board book. 1-5)"
Page by page, small groups of nocturnal Australian animals eat and play the night away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE I HEARD A LITTLE WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A passable visit to the bush. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Australian Outback springs to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A lush, hypnotic, swoony re-imagining of the "Arabian Nights" framing story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS SIDE OF HOME by Renée Watson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Here's hoping Watson's teen debut will be followed by many more. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The summer before Maya and Nikki's senior year of high school brings new challenges as their previously all-black neighborhood becomes attractive to other ethnic groups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES by Renée Pawlish
Released: Nov. 3, 2011

"A promising start to a good-humored mystery series worth following."
The promising kickoff to Pawlish's comic mystery series, starring far-from-perfect PI Reed Ferguson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLLFACE by Renée Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Once it finds its stride, this novel achieves a breathless finish."
A flapper marries into Chicago's North Side mob shortly before that gang challenges Al Capone's South Siders for control of Chicago's rackets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers may find themselves hungry when they finish. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Recognition and identification are the goals of this bilingual alphabet book that combines emotional literacy with nutrition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE YOU ARE AWAY by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Libraries near military bases might want to order multiples. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children in three families miss a parent made absent by service in the military. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Nikki's ultimate realization that she needs to be true to herself comes across as genuine rather than contrived, however, so despite its modern trappings, Nikki's journey of self-discovery will appeal to preadolescent readers struggling to find their places in the world. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When her father barters enrollment in a prestigious private school in exchange for his bug-extermination services, Nikki suddenly finds her life in turmoil. Read full book review >