Search Results: "Thomas Robisheaux"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Compelling social and legal history."
Scrupulously scholarly but accessible study of how witchcraft was experienced in a 17th-century German village. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL NUMBERS by Thomas Flintham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not an essential purchase, but this playful romp from one to 10 with a whale, lions, blue bears, pink elephants, crocodiles, pandas, foxes, penguins, parrots, and monkeys keeps the learning light. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and cartoony creatures careen across the sturdy pages of this board book. Read full book review >

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HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

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A MOMENT IN TIME by Thomas Hegbrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A sumptuous take on the perspective-broadening notion of simultaneity in an attention-grabbing format. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A round-the-world trip in pictures through each of our planet's 39 time zones. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN LIFE OF THE DESERT by Thomas Wiewandt
NATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"This deserves more than regional attention. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12 up)"
Striking photographs of Sonoran desert scenery and wildlife illustrate this celebration of an ecosystem, an enlarged and revised version of a 1990 title. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"This one's not the equal of previous editions, but, overall, its quality is still high as it chronicles, mostly, the evolution of ennui in the New West."
The fifth volume in a series: 15 stories set in the West, all previously published, some by better-known writers, others by newcomers—but, generally, all low-key and realistic, differing from their eastern counterparts only by virtue of landscape and its significance. Read full book review >

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WASH-A-BYE BEAR by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Muck and mess make good, clean fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A paean to filthy, sticky, beloved stuffed animals everywhere. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER BUNNY'S ASSISTANT by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An amusing approach to a popular springtime craft, presented with a spray of not-so-subtle humor. (Picture book. 4-10)"
This super-simple story with bold, cartoon-style illustrations features just two characters, the Easter Bunny and a skunk, and one joke: The overly enthusiastic skunk can't control his excitement, leading repeatedly to unpleasantly odiferous results. Read full book review >