Search Results: "Sim Tillerman"


BOOK REVIEW

GIGGLI BUILDS A SPACESHIP by Sim Tillerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Eye-catching animations show promise, but multiple design and stability issues keep this on the launch pad. (bookplate, shareable poster-photos) (iPad storybook/game app. 3-5)"
In a distinctly rough-hewn app that ends, appropriately, by crashing, a green-haired child builds and blasts off in a cardboard rocket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMEKEEPER by Tara Sim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The numerous mysteries left unsolved point to potential sequels; here's hoping that their craftsmanship lives up to the concept. (Steampunk. 14-18)"
"Two o'clock was missing." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNBELIEVERS by Alastair Sim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Victorian yet gritty, a debut that will intrigue fans of police procedurals and historical fiction alike."
A police inspector tracks a Duke's killer in 1865 Scotland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Double Rainbow at Full Moon by B.A.K. Sim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2013

"A well-written, fascinating look at day-to-day life in a nation on the brink of collapse."
In this novel set in Zimbabwe in the early 2000s, a Danish former diplomat and her Canadian husband cope with hardships as the country's economy collapses in the wake of Robert Mugabe's disastrous land reforms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAPE SONG SWINGALONG by SteveSongs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Break out the crayons and markers, and put on some dancing shoes—this is sure to inspire on many levels. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The catchy shape song that many will recognize from PBS Kids gets some new verses and some brilliantly colored artwork in this collaboration from SteveSongs and Sim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Essential for the war scholar's bookshelf; for the generalist, a profoundly moving human document. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Brilliantly realized study of the infamous Vietnam War atrocity in which US soldiers burned a Vietnamese village to the ground, shot the livestock, raped the women, and drove 400 men, women, and children into a ditch to slaughter them with machine- gun fire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHEEP FAIRY by Ruth Louise Symes
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Destined to be a champion read-aloud, and a surefire way to give young listeners wings of their own. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This tale of an ordinary sheep with a soaring secret dream earns top marks for humor and child appeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

My Survival In The Killing Fields by Mao Sim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A compelling, if flawed, account of the dire Cambodian genocide and its aftermath, told by a woman who survived this terrible era through her personal fortitude and Christian faith."
A Cambodian immigrant to the United States tells a harrowing tale in this debut memoir that recounts her struggles and religious journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE SONG ROCKET RIDE by Sunny Scribens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Bright, childlike illustrations and appended facts about the universe can't save this less-than-stellar ride. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A group of friends blasts off in an imaginary rocket to space in a text set to the tune of "The Green Grass Grows All Around." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY POCKET by Dorrith M. Sim
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Reproductions of the author's traveling papers, complete with photo, serve as a poignant reminder of the story's origins in history. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sim's first picture book powerfully universalizes a life- altering event of her childhood, the sending of German Jewish children away from their parents to the UK where they would be safe from the Nazis. Read full book review >

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TWO LGBTQ FAIRY TALES
by Ana Grilo

2017 might already be here but I am still catching up with a few 2016 reads that I – sadly – was not able to get to last year.  I recently read two lovely YA Fantasy novels with LGBTQ characters and romance – and both had a fairy tale feel to them.

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill ...


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