Category Archives: Reviews

“Lucía the Luchadora” is the Best Kind of Book About the Best Superhero

Lucía the Luchadora is the powerhouse debut picture book of author Cynthia Leonor Garza, and illustrator Alyssa Bermudez. It reinforces that girls can equal and surpass boys in sport, encourages compassion and helping others, all while being a heaping ton

“Lucía the Luchadora” is the Best Kind of Book About the Best Superhero

Lucía the Luchadora is the powerhouse debut picture book of author Cynthia Leonor Garza, and illustrator Alyssa Bermudez. It reinforces that girls can equal and surpass boys in sport, encourages compassion and helping others, all while being a heaping ton

“Maudie” is a Quiet Film with an Honest Portrayl of Bittersweet Love

Maud Lewis was a quiet housemaid in Nova Scotia whose simple folk art paintings brought her gradual fame in the 1960’s. Hers is not a story of a passionate artist who fights her way to glory, or a painter whose work is discovered

“Maudie” is a Quiet Film with an Honest Portrayl of Bittersweet Love

Maud Lewis was a quiet housemaid in Nova Scotia whose simple folk art paintings brought her gradual fame in the 1960’s. Hers is not a story of a passionate artist who fights her way to glory, or a painter whose work is discovered

“This is What a Librarian Looks Like” Celebrates Libraries and All Who Love Them

With an assortment of photographs, essays and quotes this book gives faces and voices to some of the millions of Americans who work at, run and utilize our libraries. The book features public, private, academic and every other kind of library

“This is What a Librarian Looks Like” Celebrates Libraries and All Who Love Them

With an assortment of photographs, essays and quotes this book gives faces and voices to some of the millions of Americans who work at, run and utilize our libraries. The book features public, private, academic and every other kind of library

“The Big Bad Fox” is Pure Delight

From Aesop’s Fables to the Fantastic Mr. Fox, stories of the complicated relationships between chickens and foxes have been told and imagined throughout history. The Big Bad Fox manages to find a new tale to tell with slapstick bravado. Author,

“The Big Bad Fox” is Pure Delight

From Aesop’s Fables to the Fantastic Mr. Fox, stories of the complicated relationships between chickens and foxes have been told and imagined throughout history. The Big Bad Fox manages to find a new tale to tell with slapstick bravado. Author,

“Paris Can Wait” is Eleanor Coppola’s Celebration of Romance, Travel and the Finer Things for Women of a Certain Age

It’s easy to find a rom-com for teens. Ladies in your 20’s, you have your pick of television shows, Hallmark movies and music written about you. Once you hit that 30+ age, its rare to feel represented as a thriving,

“Paris Can Wait” is Eleanor Coppola’s Celebration of Romance, Travel and the Finer Things for Women of a Certain Age

It’s easy to find a rom-com for teens. Ladies in your 20’s, you have your pick of television shows, Hallmark movies and music written about you. Once you hit that 30+ age, its rare to feel represented as a thriving,

“Alien: Covenant” is a Solid Addition to the Franchise, Plenty of Thrills and Gore

Although nothing will ever come close to the thrill of seeing the original Alien film or it’s predecessor Aliens, but Alien: Covenant will provide new thrills, gobs of gore and an opening for the story to go forward. The year

“Alien: Covenant” is a Solid Addition to the Franchise, Plenty of Thrills and Gore

Although nothing will ever come close to the thrill of seeing the original Alien film or it’s predecessor Aliens, but Alien: Covenant will provide new thrills, gobs of gore and an opening for the story to go forward. The year

Scott Westerfeld’s “Spill Zone” is Graphic Novel Gold

Addison’s world has been obliterated. An unexplained “spill” disaster has destroyed Poughkeepsie and any living creatures who were exposed to the spill are now frozen in a meat puppet state. The area is quarantined and named, the Spill Zone. Knowing

Scott Westerfeld’s “Spill Zone” is Graphic Novel Gold

Addison’s world has been obliterated. An unexplained “spill” disaster has destroyed Poughkeepsie and any living creatures who were exposed to the spill are now frozen in a meat puppet state. The area is quarantined and named, the Spill Zone. Knowing