Search Results: "Salvatore Rubbino"


BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN NEW YORK by Salvatore Rubbino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"It's very pretty, but doesn't replace other such standbys as Kathy Jakobsen's My New York (1993, 2003). (Picture book. 4-7)"
This is not, of course, about New York City as a whole, but about Manhattan, as nearly all such volumes aimed at young people are. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN PARIS by Salvatore Rubbino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Sparkling lights and lovely sights fill this whirlwind tour of Paris. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there really a building with its ductwork and escalators on the outside? Read full book review >

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JUST DUCKS! by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"An ideal introduction to this familiar waterfowl—readers will enjoy diving right in. (index, note) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Mallard ducks catch the attention of an observant young narrator. Join in on her day's travels to learn a lot about these quacking creatures. Read full book review >

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OUR VERY OWN DOG by Amanda McCardie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Three cheers for Sophie! Perfect fuel for dog lovers' fires. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A family lovingly adopts a dog with much preparation in this cheerful tale that's full of helpful hints for aspiring dog owners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY MILLER'S RUN by David Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A rich and resonant short story. (Illustrated fiction. 10 & up)"
Nearing the end of his life, a beloved old runner passes the torch to an eager young one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON KING by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"Fanatics only."
Final installment of Salvatore's fantasy trilogy (Luthien's Gamble, 1996) set in the Avonsea Islands, where the good guys- -wizard-king Brind'Amour, rebel leader Luthien Bedwyr (his magical alter ego is the Crimson Shadow), and their elf, dwarf, and halfling allies—must once again battle the evil wizard-king Greensparrow (his other self is a dragon) and his hordes of one- eyed cyclopians. Read full book review >

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THE DAME by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A standard, dialogue-heavy entry."
Salvatore (The Pirate King, 2008, etc.) delivers another installment in his Saga of the First King series. Read full book review >

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ASCENDANCE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"If you're not, and desperate to learn all about the Demon Wars Saga, consult the first entry in the original series."
Billed as the first entry in a new Demon Wars Saga (The Demon Apostle, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Not an easy read, but for those with at least some background in quantum mechanics and relativity, it should prove both fascinating and enlightening on a scientific level, even if the promised salvation of the human race falls somewhat short."
Authors Bach and Belardo use Einstein's Theories of Relativity and quantum physics to establish a philosophical paradigm they say will lead to hope and happiness for mankind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 25, 2014

"An entertaining coffee-table book for self-analysis."
One hundred simple personality tests that may give readers glimpses of self-awareness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Light on explicit violence, gore or death despite plenty of opportunities for all three, this makes sturdy fare for younger fans of D&D or sword-and-sorcery fantasy in general. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Opening a new plotline set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms, this father-son collaboration sends Maimun—a 12-year-old orphan with a mysterious past who bears a god-connected stone that seems to radiate good luck—fleeing from the very quick and powerful demon Asbeel. Read full book review >