Search Results: "Trina Robbins"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting tribute. (Graphic biography. 8-14)"
This comic-book biography of a Jewish girl's life under the Nazi jackboot and then as a refugee is low key and that much more profound for it. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOGS by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"No story can justify the presence of haiku, but this comic book comes remarkably close. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
It may not sound like a compliment, but the talking dog isn't nearly the oddest thing in this gloriously odd mystery book. Read full book review >

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THE DRAINED BRAINS CAPER by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"With the setup accomplished, readers can hope that now the actual mysteries can begin. (Graphic mystery. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Megan Yamamura is new in Chicagoland. 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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AUTUMN LEAVES by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The book ends, fittingly, with an uncaptioned picture of a leafless tree; under its bough is a big pile of leaves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Leaf identification books can be baffling to preschoolers collecting autumn leaves; whether the books feature minute silhouettes of trees and leaves, or full-blown full-color photographs of summer greens, they rarely display what a leaf looks like come fall. 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

PUMPKINS by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
At Halloween, pumpkins are everywhere, but the story of pumpkins begins with seeds sown in the spring, followed by plants, flowers and finally, fruits in surprising variety. Read full book review >