Search Results: "Yvonne Gilbert"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Fantasy readers who want a shorter read might like this offering. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A repackaging of a 1980 fantasy story about Adara, a winter child who is called on to save her world from destructive fiery dragons. Read full book review >

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OFF THE PAGE by Jodi Picoult
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Though it lacks the depth of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series, the story is at its best when it's taken as a metafictive exploration of the relationship between a reader and a beloved book. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
What happens when a happily-ever-after is no longer guaranteed? Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, MY ANGEL by Billy Joel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Somehow, it sounds better when he sings it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are a number of songs-into-picture-books that work easily and even beguilingly in both formats—this is not one of them. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S BIBLE STORIES by Miriam Chaikin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The appealing jacket features the Peaceable Kingdom with a child astride a flower-bedecked lion; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Save the Children. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Twenty-six of the best known Old Testament stories—Adam and Eve, Noah, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Jonah, Daniel in the lion's den, etc.—skillfully condensed and paraphrased, yet retaining their inherent drama: an impressive example of high- quality bookmaking that is far less wordy and more beautiful than most Bible story collections. Read full book review >

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JESUS IS BORN by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An excellent choice for church libraries and Christian families who want a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
This retelling of the Nativity story by a prolific author of Christian books for children recounts the narrative of the birth of Jesus and surrounding events. Read full book review >

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THE FROG PRINCE by Kathy-jo Wargin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The Grimms' ending, in which the prince's faithful servant Henry's iron bands about his chest are loosed for joy at his master's return and marriage, is also included. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-9)"
A very pretty rendering of this difficult story. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Fizzy fairy-tale fun. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
In her first foray into teen fiction, Picoult and her co-author daughter deliver an enjoyable, metafictive twist on the traditional teen-romance novel. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY LETTERS ARE IN GOODBYE? by Yvonne Cassidy
Released: March 8, 2016

"Heavy and intense, this book will make readers confront their own senses of identity. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teenage immigrant Rhea Farrell must figure out how to confront fear and loss in 1999 New York City. Read full book review >

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MS Madness! by Yvonne Desousa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A warm, unique memoir about coping with disease."
DeSousa's debut memoir chronicles her first year living with multiple sclerosis and some of the lessons she learned along the way. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

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THE VINYL PRINCESS by Yvonne Prinz
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A modestly successful debut for indie music retailer Prinz. (Fiction. YA)"
Allie is devoted to musicians in every genre, as long as their tunes were pressed onto vinyl. Read full book review >

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BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES by Yvonne Ventresca
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The stereotypical depiction of sociopathy, that hoary trope, leaves a bad taste. (further reading) (Thriller. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Ariella Benton, nicknamed Ella, finds herself in Hoboken, New Jersey, at the mercy of her own ideas regarding her long-dead father, her mom's new husband, her love for cats, a new love interest, a belief in the supernatural, and the stigma of mental illness. Read full book review >