Search Results: "Robin Gaby Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2008

"Dramatic but shallow."
Expanded from her series of articles in the Newark Star-Ledger, Pulitzer Prize finalist Fisher's first book follows freshman roommates, badly burned in the January 2000 Seton Hall University dorm fire, as they recover and rebuild their lives. Read full book review >

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FIELDS OF GRACE by Hannah Luce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A tender, Christian-based memoir of love and friendship."
One young woman's struggle with her faith. Read full book review >

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COLD SWEAT by Yamma Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A courageous and often unsettling look at the not-so-glamorous consequences of being the offspring of a major celebrity."
James Brown's daughter recounts her conflicted relationship with the "Godfather of Soul." Read full book review >

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CHOOSING HOPE by Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A flawed but still courageous and inspiring book from a genuine hero."
A former first-grade teacher's heartfelt account of how she survived both the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and the events that followed it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A disquieting retelling of 9/11 by one survivor with a surprising twist."
The story of the startling disclosure of a 9/11 survivor who wasn't actually there. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"A worthy exploration of a regrettably long-lasting true-crime nightmare."
A journalist collaborates with two former juvenile detention-center inmates to expose a scandal. Read full book review >

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JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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GABY, LOST AND FOUND by Angela Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A timely, touching and nuanced portrayal of real-life challenges experienced by children in mixed-status families. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Gaby Ramirez Howard faces the same ups and downs as any 11-year-old girl, but they are made more complicated by her mother's absence. Read full book review >

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COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD by Margaret Early
adapted by Margaret Early, illustrated by Margaret Early
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Read this copy indoors with velvet gloves on, and save Howard Pyle's classic telling to read outside under the trees. (Picture book/folklore. 10+)"
Early (Sleeping Beauty, 1993, etc.) now adds the tales of Sir Robin to her artistic retellings of classics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT FISHER by R. Kikuo Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A dark, grand, sweeping dream of a book."
The lulling beauty of Hawaii proves a troubling soporific for a quiet and once-promising teenager. Read full book review >

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A FISHER by Douglas Florian
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An interesting and useful text that would have been made memorable with the right visuals. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
One day in the life of a fisherman is captured in simple prose and cheerful watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >