Search Results: "Antonie Schneider"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENT STORYBOOK by Antonie Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The individual short stories with a gentle lesson will be easily understood by young children and could be used by families for Advent or in Sunday-school programs. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A short story for each of the days of December leading up to Christmas is the premise for this charming collection of related tales told by Mother Bear to her son, Benjamin Bear. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, VIVI! by Antonie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Although the text (translated from the German) is a bit clunky, and the theme well-trodden, readers will find Granny's offering heartwarming, and the illustrations soft and inviting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An extremely gentle look at aging and death. Read full book review >

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MR. HAPPY AND MISS GRIMM by Antonie Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Stick with the old standby: Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Happy (1980). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Attitude rubs off in this peculiar German import first published as Herr Glück & Frau Unglück.Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED by Howie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 1995

"Rollicking illustrations will make children giggle, while the plot will keep them in suspense over whether Mercer's secret will be spilled, right up to the frantic happy ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A funny vacation tale, perfect for summertime story hours, from the creator of that other traveling dog, Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch (1987, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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YOU’LL BE SORRY by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Though even younger ones will reckon the unlikelihood of ever being in the same (so to speak) boat with Samantha, they may come away at least a little more convinced of the frequent connection between rash acts and unforeseen consequences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sandwiched between Schneider's stout denials that the episode is based on personal experiences is a puckish tale of impulsive sibling violence and remorse in a family of Kevin Henkes-like mice. Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST BIRTHDAY GIRL by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A gift of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Little Dana needs big lessons in kindness more than any birthday present—unless a present can teach her something, that is. Read full book review >

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WILKY THE WHITE HOUSE COCKROACH by Howie Schneider
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are typical Schneider, though less energetic than Chewy Louie (2000), but this might be a fun diversion for a middle-grade civics unit. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wilky lives with his large family in Oscar's Pizza Palace in Washington, D.C., but he longs for adventures like those of his ill-fated Uncle Julius (now a stain on the wall). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET LOVE by Bart Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2001

"The milieu is perfectly captured, but the storyline relies heavily on melodrama to propel the action forward. And the often-stagey dialogue is no help. Disappointing, if often engaging."
A rather plodding second effort from Schneider, founding editor of The Hungry Mind Review (now The Ruminator Review), returns to the themes and settings of his debut (Blue Bossa, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAORDINARY MEANS by Robin Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Readers will do better to seek out The Fault in Our Stars.(Fiction. 14 & up)"
When Lane's drug-resistant tuberculosis lands him in a sanatorium, he finds that one of the other residents is a girl he met at summer camp years ago. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING by Robyn Schneider
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Efficient use of language, evocative descriptions and subtle turns of phrase make reading and rereading this novel a delight. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Smart writing and a compelling narrator raise this book above ordinary depictions of high school drama. Read full book review >

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NAMELESS DAME by Bart Schneider
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"The mystery plot commands so little attention that you know it's a throwaway. The big attractions here are Augie's voice, the loopy milieu and the recitation of more poems, new and old, than you've seen in the genre for a coon's age."
Minneapolis private eye Augie Boyer (The Man in the Blizzard, 2008, etc.) spends some time in Sonoma County, with equally shaggy results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2011

"Darkly entrancing tales whose pages bleed struggle, trauma and madness."
A new edition of the late author's macabre stories set along the Eastern Front during World War II. Read full book review >