Book Review: In a Heartbeat
Eagan has been figure-skating practically since she could walk, and she’s good. Really good. It’s just not feasible that she could ever hurt herself while skating. But she does. Coming down from a triple axel, Eagan lands too close to the boards, smacking her head. Amelia has lived the past few years of her life quietly, without moving much or making too much of a fuss about...
Er…. I was really behind on reading and then finished like… a lot of books today. So, catching up on book reviews Saturday didn’t really… er… accomplish anything, it seems, because now I’m just as backlogged as I was before, since I want to review… well… all the books I read today. My to-review list now stands thus: Bray, Libba - Beauty Queens...
Book Review: Ella Minnow Pea
Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram,* “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island’s Council, which has banned the use...
Book Review: Room
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating—a...
Book Review: Little Chicken's Big Day
Cluck, cluck, cluck. Do this, Little Chicken, do that, Little Chicken. Come here! Brush your teeth! Get dressed! Little Chicken is sick of being told what to do!! But uh oh… Big Chicken? Where are you?
Book Review: Suki the Very Loud Bunny
Bunnies are supposed to be nice and quiet, nibbling clover and grass, and staying out of the mud and dirt. Suki loves to SHOUT and YELL and play in the mud. One day, Suki leaves her burrow and gets lost… will her loud voice be able to reach her mother’s ears?
Book Review: The Zombie Who Visited New Orleans
Catalina and her class are on a field trip to New Orleans when odd things start to happen everywhere they go. Is someone working voodoo against them? Who is responsible for all the accidents?
Book Review: Glitz
Ann Michelle has a quiet life, living with her grandma, going to school, hanging with her friends, listening to hip hop music and lusting after the artists. Everything changes when Rachel, who insists everyone call her Raq to acknowledge the rock star that she is, crashes into Ann Michelle’s life. Raq is everything Ann Michelle isn’t – she’s sassy, loud, confident, boisterous, and...
Book Review: Me and My Dragon
You might think that a dog or a cat is the perfect pet, but you would be wrong. The perfect pet is a dragon. Read this funny book about how to find, train, and have fun with a dragon that’s just right for you!
Book Review: Seaglass Summer
Poppy knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up – a veterinarian. So when she gets the opportunity to spend the summer with her Uncle Sanjay, who runs a veterinary practice in a small Washington state town, she leaps at it with a vet kit ready. But as she begins helping out at Uncle Sanjay’s clinic, she starts to question whether or not veterinary medicine is really the thing for her.
Book Review: Girl Parts
Wouldn’t it be great if you could tailor-make a girlfriend for yourself? Make sure she’s got the perfect height, the perfect smile, the perfect hair and eyes. Even better, she is guaranteed to love you. Like many kids, David’s online presence is often more real and confident than offline. Worried, his parents provide him with a Companion bot – the perfect girlfriend. Rose is programmed to help...
Book Review: Queen of the Falls
Retirement isn’t for everyone – especially not sixty-two year old Annie Edson Taylor. Schoolteaching in the late 1800s was not a high paying job, and after retirement, Annie needed a way to earn some money so she could live out the rest of her days in comfort and happiness. She knew that stuntmen and daredevils often made good money from their bravado, and so she decided to become the first...
When my child turns 11 I am going to write them a...
thegentlemaninthetophat: This is genius. I already had plans to take any kids I raise there. My kids will either love this or think their father is crazy.
Book Review: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
“I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.” So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is...
Book Review: Stolen
Gemma is flying from Bangkok to Vietnam on vacation with her parents. Exhausted and on layover, she decides to get a cup of coffee and meets a cute guy, who offers to buy the drink for her. Gemma’s a little embarassed, but he is really cute, and so, in a departure from her norm, she agrees and sits down with him at a small table, sipping at her coffee. Soon she becomes dizzy, the airport...
Book Review: The Price of Freedom
When I put The Price of Freedom on hold, it was half as a joke - the thing seemed to me to be a giant, somehow published fanfic tome, and I wanted to see just how nuts it would be. And come on… more Captain Jack? I’m not going to say no to that. And so the 653 pager sat on my library bookshelf for weeks, untouched. My boyfriend laughed at me, incredulous that I would read something...
Book Review: A Tale Dark and Grimm
A Tale Dark and Grimm is a dark, dark retelling of a handful of fairy tales. Not for the faint of heart. Some readers will pull more from this creepy book than others. Read-alikes: The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird by Vivian Vande Velde
Book Review: Doodleday
Harvey’s mom tries to tell him about Doodleday, but he doesn’t listen. Soon, his drawings are coming to life, and mom’s nowhere to be found! Harvey draws more and more, trying to get rid of everything… but as you can imagine, things get out of hand pretty quickly.
Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry...– Jasper Fforde, First Among Sequels (via libraryland)
novanovanova-deactivated2011102 asked: i wanted to give you the heads up on a pretty fantastic book coming out this october- it's called "The Apothecary", by Maile Meloy. it's a children's/YA book, i thought, though it can certainly appeal to other ages. the characters are believable and the plot really sucks you in, as cliche a phrase as that might be.
i grabbed it through an early review...
i grabbed it through an early review...