Search Results: "Victoria Ying"


BOOK REVIEW

BELLA'S BIRTHDAY UNICORN by Jessica Burkhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"For very girly princesses-at-heart. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
The author of the Canterwood Crest series switches from horses to magical unicorns in this chapter-book series opener. Read full book review >

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MEOW! by Victoria Ying
by Victoria Ying, illustrated by Victoria Ying
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Meow meow purr meow (translation: a charmer). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Won't anyone play yarn ball? Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND, WHAT'S THAT SOUND? by Jonathan Ying
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"The flat ending is disappointing for a group of characters who could have exhibited a rousing rhythmic finale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Just before showtime, the animals in the band must search for their instruments in the lost and found by their identifying sounds. Read full book review >

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NOT QUITE BLACK AND WHITE by Jonathan Ying
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Despite the missteps, parents and teachers looking to insert a message of diversity into a color lesson could do worse. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Animation sensibilities are reflected in the quirky silliness this brother and sister team (he a game designer, she a former Disney artist) brings to their first original picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2011

"Nobody could expect objectivity from this book, but Chang's perspective on her daughter seems willfully narrow."
A life of the brilliant journalist and historian Iris Chang, who committed suicide in 2004, as told by her admiring mother. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE RIVER by Hong Ying
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A major writer emerges here, combining flawlessly the often broken dreams of youth and the usually broken dream of politics. (Author tour)"
A memoir of growing up amid poverty in contemporary urban China—at once lyrical and brutal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER OF BETRAYAL by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"But the novel is clogged with highly charged melodramatic language (as translated), and the tedious amorality and apostrophizing of the bohemian culture Lin Ying moves through can make you feel as if you're reading Jack Kerouac's The Subterraneans in Chinese."
Summer Of Betrayal ($21.00; Jun. 1997; 208 pp.; 0-374-27175-5): First published in Taiwan in 1992, this impassioned novel describes the emotional life of a young woman poet in the wake of the 1989 massacre of dissident students in Tiananmen Square. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Certain to inspire discussion about freedom and justice. (author's note, historical background) (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1972 China, and nine-year-old Ling is the child of two doctors. Read full book review >

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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 >