Search Results: "Tina Seskis"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE STEP TOO FAR by Tina Seskis
Released: April 15, 2013

"An evocative, skillful novel about the price of escape, and a very promising debut."
In Seskis' debut novel, a married woman abandons her old suburban life to start a new one in the city. 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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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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SPY, SPY AGAIN by Tina Holdcroft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"James Bond would cringe at these cleverly reconstructed espionage failures; kids will eat them up. (bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 10-14)"
Holdcroft presents 20 bungled spy plots in high-mirth graphic format. Read full book review >

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SNAIL AND WORM by Tina Kügler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Friendship and the difficulty of clear communication are the basis for the conflict between classic duos like Frog and Toad, George and Martha, and Elephant and Piggie. None of these need to fear being replaced by Snail and Worm. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Three stories told in mostly one-syllable sight words for beginning readers introduce yet another odd-couple pair of animal friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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UNTIL THE IRIS BLOOM by Tina Olton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"An intricate and moving examination of the challenges of aging anchored by a memorable heroine of indomitable pride and courage."
In this novel about love, loss, and the pitfalls of aging, a spirited elderly woman, forced to rely on others for her survival, unexpectedly influences those who come to her aid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >