Search Results: "Victoria Vantoch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JET SEX by Victoria Vantoch
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"At a time when women weren't supposed to want to travel beyond their fenced yards, stewardesses set their sights on the sky; this book lovingly salutes them."
A historian chronicles the stewardess' trajectory from friendly nurse to sultry sex symbol during the "golden age" of flying, 1945-1970. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AQUALICIOUS by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For fans of the series, more of the same. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pinkalicious goes to the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA TIGER by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A sweetly imaginative story about friendship whose message will linger. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turnbull's debut plumbs the depths of a friendship between a confident Sea Tiger and a quiet merboy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINKALICIOUS 123 by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Children learn gender stereotypes soon enough. No need to rush the process. (Board book. 2-4)"
Pinkalicious spreads her message to the board-book set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PET ESCAPE by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Guaranteed fun for young readers, who will eye their classroom pets with some suspicion in the future. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Classroom pets have a wild night in the halls of Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary. Read full book review >

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BEA ROCKS THE FLOCK by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Who knew sheep had a wild side? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tired of the repression inherent in the Rule of Sheepdom, "Sheep are not unique," Bea does as she likes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALT & STONE by Victoria Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Mind-blowingly intense. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The second half of the race started in Fire & Flood (2014).Read full book review >

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THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Suspense builds to the riveting climax, though discerning readers will spot loose threads when the dust clears. Never mind—that's what sequels are for. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
A refreshingly angel-free departure in afterlife fiction, this gripping supernatural thriller features nuanced characters navigating a complex moral universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEALER’S KEEP by Victoria Hanley
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Solid and satisfying. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Four young people divided by geography, class, and philosophy come together in the dream realm to fight the powers of darkness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"B&w photos; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
As briefly documented in this closely focused treatment, the electronic media—especially TV—have transformed our political system, resulting in shallow coverage that ignores serious issues for attention-grabbing sensationalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1995

"By ignoring the moral issues involved in the pursuit of scientific discoveries, Sherrow shortchanges readers; a more balanced account of this partnership can be found in Joyce Baldwin's DNA Pioneer: James Watson and the Double Helix (1994), geared to the same age group. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A flawed entry in the Partners series of biographies, this book explores the unique relationship between Watson and Crick, who (along with Maurice Wilkins) were awarded a Nobel prize for solving the mystery of the structure of DNA. Read full book review >

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THIS SAVAGE SONG by Victoria Schwab
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2016

"Crackling with energy, just the ticket for an all-night read. (Futuristic fantasy/horror. 15 & up)"
Natural enemies find themselves reluctant allies in a war-torn, monstrous future. Read full book review >