Search Results: "Trina L. Hunner"


BOOK REVIEW

ON KIKI'S REEF by Carol L. Malnor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Readers and listeners will come away with an appreciation for the complexity and interdependence of the coral reef world. Kiki's reef is the place to be. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Hatched on a sandy shore, a green sea turtle swims to sea, makes her home in a coral reef where there are "lots of surprises," and when fully mature, returns to her home shore to lay eggs for a new generation. Read full book review >

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MOLLY'S ORGANIC FARM by Carol L. Malnor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2012

"Pair this with Deborah Hodge and Brian Harris' Up We Grow (2010) for two different visions of modern environmentally conscious farm life. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A small orange cat finds a new home on an organic farm, where she explores the farm world, helps with pest control and spends her winter warm and dry at the home of one of the farmers, in this book based on a true story. Read full book review >

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GREEN BEAN! GREEN BEAN! by Patricia Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2016

"An interestingly presented and well-written story of gardening for the young ones, but it's brought low by its illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Scarlet runner beans planted by a little girl grow in their natural cycle in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLANK by Trina St. Jean
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2015

"Both an absorbing coming-of-age tale and a medical-suspense drama. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A 15-year-old suffers amnesia after a brain trauma. Read full book review >

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A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN by Trina Robbins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Another fresh and funny outing in a mostly solid satiric series. (Graphic paranormal romance. 12-14)"
Proving that the power of teen love trumps even Heavenly directives, a budding graphic artist hooks up with an ethereally handsome new classmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Journey to God's Grace by Trina Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2016

"An inspirational memoir undermined by messy writing."
A debut spiritual autobiography reflects on a life of challenging trials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF HERSHEL OF OSTROPOL by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"Kimmel's retelling aptly captures the ethnic origins of the collection, detailed in a foreword, and a last chapter, 'Hershel's Sayings,' is a treat. (Fiction/folklore. 6-10)"
Ten tales about the legendary Jewish trickster Hershel, including stories in which he outwits his own family, a bandit who tries to rob him, a local rabbi, an angel, and a count, and one in which he is outwitted by another trickster but gets revenge. Read full book review >

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A MIDTERM NIGHT'S SCHEME by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Don't bother trying to explain it to your friends. Just tell them it's hilarious. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
Fans of the Chicagoland Detective Agency series have a problem. With each book, the plot gets more and more difficult to explain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BARK IN SPACE by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"'Relax and enjoy,' counsels Bradley. 'It's like a carnival ride.' (Graphic mystery. 8-12)"
There are hundreds of stories about talking dogs, but if this graphic novel is any indication, every book would be better with a dog in it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG FLUSH by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Mystery lovers will be perplexed, but fans of the series will line up for the next book, and their grandparents will hope it comes with a vinyl record. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
This mystery should come with sheet music and a dance chart. Read full book review >

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THE MALTESE MUMMY by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Good graphic fun. (Graphic mystery. 7-12)"
The Chicagoland Detective Agency returns with another pseudoscientific, near-mystery graphic adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE ALPHABET by Trina Schart Hyman
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 25, 1980

"Each scene is decorated with blossoms, fruit, curving vines, or the like, and the endpapers inform us that the flowers climbing up the H are honeysuckles, those peeking out around the Q are Queen Anne's lace, etc. A posy for the greeting-card trade."
A pretty little alphabet, measuring just 4 3/8" by 4 1/4", for those who measure the sweetness of a children's book by its nostalgia quotient. Read full book review >