Search Results: "Tina Burke"


BOOK REVIEW

FLY, LITTLE BIRD by Tina Burke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pre-readers and readers alike will enjoy this visual treat that tickles the funny bone while providing a tender reflection on friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In her debut, Burke offers readers the essence of picture book: a nearly wordless work for which she relies on her expressive watercolors to tell the tale. Read full book review >

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SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN by Tina Kügler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Again! Again! (Picture book/early reader. 4-7)"
Three funny stories about two fast friends. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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OUT OF LINE by Tina Grimberg
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Nonetheless, this memoir offers a rare, often vivid portrait of a world now extinct. (Fiction. 11+)"
What was it like to grow up in the Soviet Union? Read full book review >

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THE ABC’S OF KISSING BOYS by Tina Ferraro
FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"This is familiar territory for anyone who's seen Mean Girls, but Ferraro's protagonist is resilient enough to withstand and prevail over her tormentors. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When Parker fails to make the varsity soccer team, she finds herself on precarious footing with Chrissandra, her best friend and the bitchy queen bee of the junior class. Read full book review >

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DEEPER THAN THE GRAVE by Tina Whittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Tai's fourth (Blood, Ash and Bone, 2013, etc.) connects murders past and present—not to mention the mystery and the hot-sheets romance—with gratifying conviction."
An ill wind scatters exactly the wrong bones over Tai Randolph's suburban Atlanta neighborhood. Read full book review >

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CALL NO MAN MASTER by Tina Juarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"A heavy-handed, poorly plotted debut."
Sub-par historical romance about a royalist turned revolutionary during the Mexican revolution. Read full book review >

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TOP TEN USES FOR AN UNWORN PROM DRESS by Tina Ferraro
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Predictable. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Jilted days before the prom by her hunky date, Nicki never got to wear her perfect vintage prom dress. Read full book review >

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BLOOD, ASH, AND BONE by Tina Whittle
Released: March 5, 2013

"The plot is as deftly convoluted as ever (Darker Than Any Shadow, 2012, etc.), but this time, most everything takes a back seat to Tai's rapture over Trey. And who could blame her? He's one hell of a catch."
Tai Randolph, the cutest amateur sleuth to come along since Stephanie Plum stuck her nose in everyone's business, rouses the ire of the KKK. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY EDUCATION by Tina Tomei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2013

"A complex debut that offers entertainment despite its narrative shortcomings."
In Tomei's debut mystery/thriller, government corruption turns deadly when idealistic young staffers try to solve an embezzlement mystery. Read full book review >