Search Results: "Robin Spowart"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE, TWO, THREE VALENTINE’S DAY by Jr. Modesitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Back matter teaches how to make a hanging Valentine's Day heart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Frequent collaborators Modesitt and Spowart (Little Bunny's Easter Surprise, 1999, etc.) team up for another holiday offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT THE MOON BLEW KISSES by Lynn Manuel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The swirling colored- pencil illustrations in shades of blue, green, and purple capture both the warm relationship of the adult and child and the cool enchantment of snow and moonlight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Manuel's gentle first book looks at the closeness between a grandmother and granddaughter and at the beauty of nature on a moonlit winter night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUNCH WITH MILLY by Jr. Modesitt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Without sharper, more concrete words and images, this flight of fancy never really takes off. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The young narrator invites Milly for lunch, but neglects to make dessert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY! by Jeanne Modesitt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"However, the characters' static expressions do little to convey the full extent of the child's perceived delight, making this an ultimately too-earnest, nondescript effort. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Imaginative play is celebrated in this slight concept selection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BUNNY'S EASTER SURPRISE by Jr. Modesitt
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The bunnies are shown against a palette of spring pastels in this calming, comfortable tale, which is just right for tucking into a basket or reading the day of the egg hunt. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The members of a rabbit family take turns being "Easter Bunny" for one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY DAY by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"These three bears are 'just right' for repeated enjoyment. (Picture book. 1-3)"
O'Keefe offers a genuine book for babies that is not a board book or a gimmicky format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE PICK ME UP, MAMA! by Robin Luebs
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2009

From the moment she wakes until bedtime, a young raccoon alternates between seeking her mother's attention and voicing her yearning for independence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARMALADE AND THE MAGIC BIRDS by Robin Harris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"No magic here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intrepid orange cat and a larcenous magician are the protagonists of this offbeat tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAORDINARY MEANS by Robin Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Readers will do better to seek out The Fault in Our Stars.(Fiction. 14 & up)"
When Lane's drug-resistant tuberculosis lands him in a sanatorium, he finds that one of the other residents is a girl he met at summer camp years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL by Robin Herrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Well-constructed, thought-provoking and appealing, this first effort bodes well for the author's future despite some minor missteps. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Debut author Herrera deftly combines family drama with a school and friendship story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"An intricate, masterful page-turner about politics, treachery, religion, love and healing. (map, list of characters, author's note) (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
An assassin with a will of steel fights her way through deadly palace deceptions, sickening sexual servitude and baffling assignments from her convent, becoming a major player in Brittany's 15th-century resistance of French occupation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A classy read that repays reader effort. (historical note) (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Here's something refreshing: a religious-historical thriller with a nifty Mobius strip of a plot—think Nancy Werlin channeling Dan Brown—serving up shivery suspense, sans fangs or fur. Read full book review >