Search Results: "Arlene Erlbach"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDDLE SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE by Arlene Erlbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Leave this lying around; curious preteens will pick it up and, perhaps, find information they need. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Here's a manual for middle-aged kids—those children no longer little kids, but not yet teenagers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIDEO GAMES by Arlene Erlbach
NONFICTION
Released: March 9, 1995

"Fact boxes contain statistics (but no sources) about game use; words appearing in bold are later defined in a short glossary. (index) (Nonfiction)"
From the ``How It's Made'' series, a brightly illustrated, not-too-technical look at all types of video games (arcade games, home video game systems, and hand-held games), how the hardware works, and how the games themselves are produced, with tips on how to win and how to choose and care for home versions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARMINE'S STORY by Arlene Schulman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"While Schulman has difficulty keeping the first-person narration distinctly childlike, especially when she's conveying technical information about HIV and AIDS, the story is a poignant look at one boy's short life, and the disease that was with him since birth. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A sensitive, sorrowful photo-essay; Schulman exhibits no tendency to sugar-coat the troubled life of Carmine, who was born with the HIV virus and had full-blown AIDS since he was two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE A FACE, THERE A FACE by Arlene Alda
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"A short rhymed text helps to identify each object or locale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The world takes on a decidedly animistic aspect in this photo album, as Alda's camera finds faces on trees and buildings, in the kitchen and the bathroom, in patterns on rugs, windows, the fronts of post-office mailboxes and even the slashes on round loaves of bread. Read full book review >

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PIG, HORSE, OR COW, DON'T WAKE ME NOW by Arlene Alda
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Without any serious attempt at integrating its elements, this book is no reason to jump out of bed. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
The concept is simple: Each animal on the farm, as it wakes up, rouses its neighbor, until, finally, the boy of the house rises and begins his day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, GOOD-BYE by Arlene Alda
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Of course they are, particularly when compared to pumpkins and squashes, but it's still a novel way of seeing them, one that offers children (and adults) an enchanting new perspective. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Although it seems simple, the concept of opposites can be difficult for very young children to grasp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKING TRAIL by Arlene Blum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Blum succeeds passably in this autobiography of life and mountain climbing."
What was a nice Jewish girl from the Midwest doing atop the mighty mountain Denali? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

"It won't be, and never was, anything like Ozzie and Harriet."
An enlightening and essentially optimistic look at American families and the seismic cultural shocks that have wrought profound changes in them during the past century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love and Hope by Arlene Jordan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2014

"A firsthand account of losing a soul mate that will appeal most to readers dealing with loss or looking for sometimes-tragic realism in a romance."
Bittersweet reflections on romance and its tragic end. Read full book review >