Search Results: "Rhian Nest James"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITE CRANE by Sandy Fussell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Given these flaws, it is doubtful that most kids will stay with the book long enough to become engaged with story or characters. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Set in an alternative feudal-ish Japan, this is the story of five kids with severe disabilities or disfigurements who have been accepted for training in a school for samurai. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOPPLING by Sally Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Engaging and poignant. (Verse novel. 8-12)"
An Australian boy obsessed with "toppling" dominoes finds his world wobbling when his best friend develops cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWL NINJA by Sandy Fussell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An illustrated character guide is generously included for those moments of wondering who's who. (Historical adventure. 10-15)"
Whereas the first of the Samurai Kids series had a lagging pace, the sophomore installment's rhythm has improved, much like the martial-arts skills of its characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEST by Esther Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A little girl's world disintegrates after her mother's illness and severe depression result in family tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEST by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"This superficial robin's-eye view of a year does not really get off the ground. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hurley's penchant for textile design is clearly apparent in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEST by Kenneth Oppel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Compelling and accessible. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Steven must fight for his own life as well as for his baby brother's when he's offered a chance to exchange human life for something better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WASP'S NEST by Gabriel Valjan
Released: Dec. 2, 2012

"Black is back and just as entertaining as ever."
Valjan's second novel in the Roma trilogy finds Alabaster Black, a covert government analyst, in Boston on the run from a mysterious assassin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORNET’S NEST by Bart Moeyaert
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"More literary-minded readers may, with some effort, find a story of adolescent angst that will satisfy them, but it may not be worth the energy. (Fiction. 12-14)"
One turbulent day in the life of 14-year-old Suzanne slowly reveals her past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR NEST by Reeve Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Bedtime reads lie thick upon the ground, but for its comforting message, flowing text, warm sentiment, and jewel-like art, this comes close to such standards as Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon or Kate Banks's And If the Moon Could Talk (1998). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Luminous undertones in McElmurry's neatly brushed landscapes and cozy close-ups reflect and enhance the lyricism of Lindbergh's rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORNET'S NEST by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 1997

Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the most famous medical examiner in fiction (see Cause of Death, p. 715, etc.), will have to fend for herself this time, as her creator leaves her behind for a big- city cop novel set in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEST by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"A fetching debut from an author who knows her city, its people, and their hearts."
Dysfunctional siblings in New York wig out when the eldest blows their shared inheritance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTINGALE'S NEST by Nikki  Loftin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Unusual, finely crafted story of loss, betrayal and healing. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
A kindhearted Texas boy finds his life transformed by an enigmatic girl whose singing has the power to heal in this novel-length spin on Andersen's "The Nightingale." Read full book review >