Search Results: "Alyssa Nassner"


BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF THE APPLE TREE by Carron Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Very young book lovers might be intrigued by the peekaboo game but will be better served by a more accurate representation of the natural world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Secret life under, in and around an apple tree can be revealed when light shines through the pages of this interactive, flawed book. Read full book review >

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LULLABY AND KISSES SWEET by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Young board-book listeners will be happy when their caregivers take Hopkins' advice: 'Read to me—then— / read to me / read to me / again and again.' (Board book. 1-3)"
In his first collection for toddlers, master anthologist Hopkins has organized 30 poems by over 20 poets in five sections: "Family," "Food," "Firsts," "Play," and "Bedtime." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPE WORK by Bobby George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"As in the Georges' earlier offerings, Number Work and Letter Work (both 2012), this outing is appropriate for youngsters who have moved beyond the basics. (Board book. 3-6)"
Montessori experts offer a handsome, in-depth exploration of shapes. Read full book review >

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MAP WORK by Bobby George
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"Despite these quibbles, this is a clear and developmentally appropriate introduction to our world for the youngest children. (Board book. 3-6)"
A simple exploration of geography via the continents and the animals that live on them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX AS WELL by Alyssa Brugman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Alex is a winning character, but the glimpses into her mother's twisted point of view are both unsettling and unnecessary. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Against her narcissistic parents' wishes, a teen with an intersex condition decides to start living as a girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN BED WITH A SPY by Alyssa Alexander
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Angel loves her for her strength but also longs to protect her, which causes friction throughout this delightful novel."
The Regency-era widow of a British Army major joins forces with a spy to expose a ring of assassins in this combination romance and thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2012

"A quiet delight."
A charming memoir about how a woman's "torrid affair" with perfume changed her life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Amusing, compassionate story of love among the pots and pans."
A cooking rookie's memoir of love and food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING NAKED by Alyssa Brugman
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2004

"A painful look at the naked truth. (Fiction. YA)"
Megan Tuw, a not-very-likable teen, is self-absorbed and ruled by peer pressure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DEVIOUS DEATH by Alyssa Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"An unusual twist rooted in the recent horrors of World War I adds interest to a typical country-house mystery."
Money may be the root of all evil, but is it the motive for murder? Read full book review >