Search Results: "Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak"


BOOK REVIEW

IPAD BOOK APPS

"That's no knock; it's just fine for parents of restless readers at bedtime. (iPad storybook app. 18 mo.-5)"
Based on the 2005 board book, this Scholastic "Touch and Tilt" app retains the print version's sweetness and soothing tone. Read full book review >

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THE SMALLEST SNOWFLAKE by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"If the concept is more than a bit twee, the geography inconsistent and the ending downright sappy, the pictures are imbued with their own quiet magic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
High above the geese, the snowflakes discuss where they will go. Read full book review >

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HARVEY HARE, POSTMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE by Bernadette Watts
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"What powers this book, though, are the unpretentious, elegant illustrations; Watts captures the moods of the seasons and provides the right measure of drama to prevent the story from becoming a treacly salute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Harvey Hare embodies all the traits that make letter carriers such bricks: Nature can't throw anything at him to prevent the swift completion of his appointed rounds. Read full book review >

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DO NICE BE KIND SPREAD HAPPY by Bernadette Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Small gestures have large rewards—everyone could do with a little inspiration of how to spread some happy. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Over 75 acts of kindness for kids to share. Read full book review >

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COLOR by Christina Rossetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Unusually attractive and useful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A long-loved poem provides a quality text for an introduction to the rainbow colors plus pink and white. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Engaging subject matter and sympathetic protagonists do not entirely compensate for Barton's ponderous prose, but the book is still worthwhile reading for anyone interested in what it means to be gay in an overtly hostile environment."
Barton (Sociology and Women's Studies/Morehead State Univ.; Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers, 2006) examines the experiences of gay people living in the Bible Belt. Read full book review >

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FATAL INDUCTION by Bernadette Pajer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"The second in Pajer's Professor Bradshaw series is more slowly paced than his debut (A Spark of Death, 2011). Even so, the historical tidbits and information on early electrical inventions keep it interesting."
A college professor enters a contest and dabbles in a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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PROPER NAME by Bernadette Mayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1996

"0 to 19'')—she blends eccentric content with rigorous verbal (and virtually musical) notation reminiscent of her obvious exemplar, Gertrude Stein."
Proper Name and Other Stories ($13.95 paperback original; June 28, 1996; 144 pp.; 0-8112-1325-0). Read full book review >

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Divining Another Dream by Bernadette Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious, promising novel that explores a unique premise with dramatic tension but struggles with clarity in its third act."
Davis' debut novel relates the tumultuous life of a young girl with the fantastical gift of "foresight." Read full book review >