Search Results: "Saima S. Hussain"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Tidbits of information and crisp, engaging photographs will entice browsers, while students needing information for substantive research projects will need additional resources on many topics. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
An introduction to the Arab world through the arts and sciences developed in the many countries of the Middle East and North Africa and other regions where Arab culture flourished. Read full book review >

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IN MY FATHER'S COUNTRY by Saima Wahab
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"A carefully wrought work that allows a rare look inside Pashtun culture."
An extraordinary journey by a Pashtun refugee in America who was able to return gracefully back to Kabul. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TRANSOCEANIC LIGHTS by S. Li
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2015

"A family drama that refuses to jell."
The story of a Chinese immigrant boy is eclipsed by that of his mother's unhappy marriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES FROM THE STREETS by S. Beth Atkin
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Alex Kotlowitz provides a foreword (not seen). (index, not seen, b&w photos, glossary) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In a work subtitled ``Young Former Gang Members Tell Their Stories,'' Atkin offers readers what for most of them will be a rare and realistic glimpse of life in a street gang, through a series of searingly honest interviews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADAME MARTINE BREAKS THE RULES by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Lovely to look at but inartfully told. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Following his adoption in Madame Martine (2014), Max the dog leads his owner on another chase—this time in the Louvre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPNIKS by S. Ruth Lubka
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The overall effort tries to include too many elements, particularly with the attempt to relate the Firebird myth to Russia's space program, but the combination of space exploration and canines will appeal to children. (author's notes, glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Newcomer Lubka relates the true story of two Russian dogs, Belka and Strelka, who were the first living animals to orbit the earth, along with several other smaller creatures on the same Sputnik satellite mission in 1960. Read full book review >

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GREAT DAYS OF A COUNTRY HOUSE by John S. Goodall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1992

"For imaginative readers, Anglophiles, and travelers. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
The popular illustrator of The Story of an English Village (1979), etc., expands into larger format, without his signature half pages but large enough to accommodate explanatory captions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 2, 1992

"The plot's predictable, but young readers entranced by the bright-eyed mice, their cozy, lovingly detailed home among the roots under a rock garden, and their Borrower-sized engineering feats aren't likely to care. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Distressed because the moon seems to have disappeared, the mice introduced in two previous books about George and Matilda ingeniously outfit a rocket-like thing they find in the garden where they live and ride it aloft, ending on a housetop where they see the moon after all: a bonfire and fireworks (like their rocket) had obscured it with smoke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 19, 1967

"Little here for students of long-range causes and effects, but highly readable raw material for the under-informed and the battle replayers."
Randolph Churchill sat at home and tuned in on one the recent Israeli-Arab conflict. Read full book review >