Books by Poetry
A Question of Class (2014)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 2
Catherine grow up poor but married a rich man and thought life was the way it was supposed to be, until she learned her husband held a few very dark secrets. And when he told Catherine that the last 5 years of their marriage was a sham. Catherine is at a loss, she runs to her only 2 friends in th...
Stanza (2009)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
Esbaum, J. (2009). Stanza. New York: Harcourt Children’s Books. Describes a dog named Stanza who is worried that his brothers will find out about his magical talent to write poetry. Stanza hides his talent and joins his scoundrel brot...
The Return of the Butterfly (2014)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 1
First page of a new book is very important for me, it determines if I'm going to read that book or not. This book's first few pages did catch my attention; it was different and entertaining.... but only for the first few pages. Once I got over the urdu/english dialogues, I realized that it had ab...
Dirty Pretty Things (2014)
4.45 of 5 Votes: 5
I wasn't expecting a highly sexually-charged book but that was not the reason for the low rating (I like me a good piece of literatura erotica). Innuendos lying everywhere, one doesn't even need to think that hard...perhaps it was purposed that way but personally I would have preferred something ...
Si (2014)
4.39 of 5 Votes: 3
Actual Rating: 3.5I've finished this book for quite a long time now. I do not know what to feel or think or say, actually. I know Bob Ong's really brave for writing this genre although he had tried doing bits of romance on some of his books and I am really happy that he has gone really formal wit...
Viral Intent (2014)
4.88 of 5 Votes: 3
This is the second of Judith Townsend Rocchiccioli’s Alex Destephano medical thrillers I have read recently and it did not disappoint. In this one, the author has thrust her main characters in to a mystery that has far more global implications than the previous novel. The US President and a large...
Bacakilat: Kiat Membaca 1 Halaman/Detik dengan Pemahaman Tinggi (2010)
3.42 of 5 Votes: 5
Membaca The Art of Reading sungguh membuat penasaran dengan buku Agus Setiawan sebelumnya: Bacakilat 1 detik/1halaman. Ditambah juga penasaran akan seminar Bacakilat yang telah lama diselenggarakannya. Tentang buku ini, yang menarik dan membuatnya istimewa adalah pemaparan fakta mengapa begitu ba...
Baseball Hour (2008)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 5
This book came to our attention in the central library when a staff member suggested it should be shelved as a picture book. After consulting each other and our supervisor, we left it as nonfiction but will remember the book for likely storytimes next year when we do a baseball storytime in April...
An Elephant Is On My House: And Other Poems By O. D. D. Cummings (2014)
4.94 of 5 Votes: 3
This book contains lots of lovely poems that are engaging and would captivate any child. The illustrations are simple and appropriate for young children as they are bright and colourful. It's a fabulous piece of work that will appeal not only to children, but to adults as well, as I thought it wa...
The Green Mother Goose: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time (2011)
3.4 of 5 Votes: 1
I don't have a problem with authors changing nursery rhymes or fairy tales--it's called fracturing and has its place in literature. Instead of making me think these were "bad" rhymes, it made me realize that nursery rhymes in general aren't that great--just catchy. I liked "Little Jack Horner" ...
Ser feliz era esto (2014)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 3
Ok, voy a intentar hacer esta crítica de la forma más objetiva posible.“Ser feliz era esto” es una historia acerca de cómo una chica de 15 años, tras perder a su madre, intenta encontrar y construir una relación con su padre, quien hasta entonces no la conocía ni sabía acerca de su existencia.Sac...
Robinson Alone (2012)
4.46 of 5 Votes: 5
I found many of the poems individually moving and all are well-written. Many of the stylistic choices are quite well done, one of the more haunting being the "Burma Shave" poems that slowly morph from the mundane into the dark and suicidal. I found "If Robinson Came from the Heartland" quite poig...
Bluesday (2011)
4.38 of 5 Votes: 4
I absolutely enjoyed this book. It was a real life story that anyone can relate to. Bobbie's mother was so funny to me when we first meet her because I could definitely imagine my mother being that way. The story line has a nice flow to it and kept me interested all the way through. I laughed, I ...
Builder Goose: It's Construction Rhyme Time! (2012)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 3
For kids who love construction-- or who have families in the construction trades-- this collection of mother-goose rhyme pastiches is a sure winner. From laying out the plans and tasks through wheelbarrows of nails and finally cleaning up, rhymes work through the day's activities. Admittedly, the...
City I Love (2009)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 2
This small collection of city based poems show a great variety of what poetry can do and what poetry can be. I love the illustrations and the repeated use of the dog, you never know what he'll be doing on the next page. This book would be good for students to analyze and be a base for their own c...