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 >

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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 >

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Ultimately both approach and content seem best suited to an adult audience (preferably dedicated foodies) who will be sufficiently familiar with mythology, history and literature to catch and appreciate the many allusions. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Striking photographs dominate in this odd paean to selected fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >