Search Results: "Zita Newcome"


BOOK REVIEW

TODDLEROBICS by Zita Newcome
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Her pudgy toddlers perform as they exercise, turning towels into jellyfish capes and pillows into butterfly wings; this book is as much a proponent for pretending as it is for exercise. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Toddlerobics (32 pp.; $15.99; Aug.; 0-7636-0803-3): For story hours when children just won't sit still, Newcome harnesses that natural inclination to wiggle into a movement class and encourages toddlers to imitate animals. Read full book review >

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ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Be prepared to blast off; this debut is truly out of this world. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
A headstrong young girl makes a hasty decision and finds herself in a galaxy far, far away in this graphic-novel shining star. Read full book review >

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THE ST. ZITA SOCIETY by Ruth Rendell
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Over her last several outings (Tigerlily's Orchids, 2011, etc.), Rendell has been returning to the stripped-down dyspepsia of her earliest work, adding freak-show sociology to her velvet nightmares. Instead of exhausting the possibilities of her collection of plausible misfits, this group portrait leaves you longing for more."
Rendell's 62nd novel is a highly characteristic anatomy of the many varieties of servitude—some stifling, some nurturing, some murderous—along posh Hexam Place, Knightsbridge. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Imaginative and utterly bewitching. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
Lovable Zita returns in a charmingly dashing interplanetary adventure to save yet another doomed planet from impending peril. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Stellar. (Graphic science fiction. 8-13)"
After facing innumerable interstellar dangers, Zita finds herself locked in a dungeon. How will the plucky heroine escape now? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"Cabello-Barrueto succeeds in becoming a voice for her brother and other victims of repressive states."
In this affecting nonfiction account, a woman describes her civil suit against the Chilean death-squad commander who murdered her brother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A meditation on AIDS and the destruction of the environment. Read full book review >