Search Results: "Vicky Rubin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE SWINGIN’ PIGS by Vicky Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Montijo's red-hot pictures and Rubin's skit-scat-skedoodle words make this take-off a hand-clapping, foot-stomping romp. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though as big and baaaaaad as ever—"I'm a classic fairy-tale villain," he proudly proclaims—the wolf has no better luck chowing down on jazz-combo piggies Satch, Mo and Ella than he did with their uncles in that other tale. Read full book review >

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VICKY ANGEL by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"What makes this story successful are its honest characters and dialogue, its unique coverage of grief, and its ability to unite readers with Jade's healing process. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jade and Vicky are best friends, "closer than sisters," and although the cover openly reveals Vicky's death, it does not prepare readers for Jade's intense reactions. Read full book review >

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VICKY GOES TO THE DOCTOR by Ifeoma Onyefulu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A sweet, brief glimpse into a universal childhood experience in a very specific place.(Picture book. 4-7)"
Better safe than sorry when you don't feel well. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Anyone interested in exploring the compelling case of Hurricane Carter would be well-advised to start elsewhere."
A labored retelling of the controversial murder prosecution of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Read full book review >

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Streaming Stars by Vicky Savage
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A well-told sequel for YA fantasy fans."
The second installment of a young-adult fantasy trilogy features a powerful young girl making hard choices. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2011

"An enjoyable confection."
Like the mini-skirt she is known for inventing, 40-year fashion veteran Tiel bares it all on sex, love and Elizabeth Taylor. Read full book review >

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SPEAKEASY DEAD by Vicky Loebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2014

"A briskly entertaining novel with a colorful setting and the right mix of humor and paranormal romance."
An aspiring warlock'sattempt to satisfy a demon's wager is complicated by zombies and bootleggers in Loebel's (Keys to the Coven, 2013) new novel. Read full book review >

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Keys to the Coven by Vicky Loebel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"The entertaining start of an epic supernatural series."
A witty urban-fantasy debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 21, 2011

"While a little slow and formulaic in fits, this girl-power jaunt into high adventure and romance in a parallel universe launches a promising new trilogy in YA fantasy."
A modern-day Connecticut teenager suddenly shifts dimensions into an alternative America where she finds herself in the body of a love-struck princess in a danger-prone kingdom of intrigues, outlaws and strange creatures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Attractively designed, the book is abundantly illustrated throughout with color representations of art works, maps and photographs of artifacts. (source notes, chronology, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11-15)"
The author of Alexander the Great Rocks the World (2006) offers a lively, informative and aggressively informal portrait of Egypt's last and most famous pharaoh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR HUGS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Still, adults looking for a read-aloud snuggle could do worse than this softly worded examination of love and the words we use to express it. (Board book. 1-2)"
Adult animals shower love on their little ones. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2001

"Overall, though, a good resource for new parents, as well as an introduction to rhyme and rhythm for children. (Nonfiction. 2-6)"
Young children won't be able to resist jumping, clapping, and gesturing to the rhythms and rhymes of this collection. Read full book review >