Search Results: "Tina Seskis"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >