Search Results: "Talia Weiss"


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SUN by Francesca Grazzini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Stylized collage cutouts are expressive without being cartoonish, and are friendly yet instructional. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This entry and three others in the I Want to Know series simplify concepts in science and nature for the very young. Read full book review >

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SPIES AND PREJUDICE by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Fun and tightly plotted, if a bit formulaic. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
A young woman who assists with her dad's private-investigation business is drawn to a stormy newcomer in this mystery that features glimmers of Austen's revered tale. Read full book review >

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SILVER by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"A quick read with some interesting fantasy elements, but the passive heroine and sometimes-confusing worldbuilding disappoint. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
Brianna Paxton has always suspected she is invisible to boys. Read full book review >

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HOTEL MOSCOW by Talia Carner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Still, the novel sheds much-needed light on this turbulent period in Russian history."
An American investment adviser, on a mission to counsel businesswomen in post-glasnost Russia, encounters corruption, organized crime, and extreme sexism. Read full book review >

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GOLD  by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"Light on worldbuilding but full of steamy romance. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
After the climactic battles that ended Silver (2012), teen bandia Brianna Paxton heads to rural Ireland but finds she can escape neither her destiny nor her many pursuers. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE BOX by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"From implied role models to sophisticated color, a richer offering than is immediately evident. (Picture book. 2-7)"
While Granny naps, a bright-eyed moppet prepares a lovely surprise—a shoebox full of treasures: ``Pebble Penny Bottle cap Nail Ant Worm Frog Snail.'' Captioning her simple, well- constructed illustrations with a succinct text in the style of Dog Boy Cap Skate (1989), Weiss tells an appealing story with a satisfyingly startling climax (``Shake Listen Stare Shriek'') and a cozy conclusion (``Girl Granny Giggle... Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"Neither very original nor entirely convincing in its thesis that a Nazi-like regime could only have gained power in Germany, this is still an extremely stimulating and informative work."
Why did the most savagely anti-Semitic regime in history gain power in Germany rather than, say, France (scene of the Dreyfus affair) or Russia (with its widespread pogroms)? Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTLY PROPER PARANORMAL MUSEUM by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A clever combination of characters you care about despite the silliness and absurd situations that hook you even though Weiss (The Hermetic Detective, 2015, etc.) clearly doesn't take them very seriously."
The Paranormal Museum gets uncomfortably close to its avowed mission when it becomes the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

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ON A HOT, HOT DAY by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1992

"Warm and attractive, a good choice for any season. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The creator of several simple, appealing picture books (Where Does the Brown Bear Go?, 1989) presents preschooler Angel and his mother, indoors and out, in a city neighborhood where they live between ``El Bodegero'' and ``Pepe's Luncheonette.'' The simple text highlights seasonal changes and activities (``On a cold winter day...Mama says, `Bundle up...' '') and year-round affection, while in the airy, simple compositions there are intriguing details to follow: a cat that reappears, items on sale at the store, the contents of a rooftop clothesline. Read full book review >

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STRANGE AND WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Entertaining and informative. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A trip through the history of flight, with Weiss (Maps: Getting from Here to There, 1991, etc.) at the helm. Read full book review >

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PRESSED TO DEATH by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2017

"Weiss trades down from a focus on her characters' personal lives to something more plot-driven, diminishing the charm of her series debut (The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, 2016)."
The curator of a most unusual museum tries to prove she's innocent of murder when the original owner of her latest exhibit winds up dead. Read full book review >