Search Results: "Betsy Rothstein"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"A crowd-pleasing follow up to Eye-Popping 3-D Pets (2009) if ever there was one, for young biologists and thrill-seeking browsers alike. (Informational novelty item. 7-10)"
Photography just doesn't get more "up close and personal" than the buggy images in this oversized album. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Latina President by Joseph Rothstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2016

"A suspenseful—and topical—tale of White House intrigue."
A debut political thriller tracks the meteoric and perilous rise of a Latina U.S. president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Readers more interested in substance than glamour—and willing to follow their guide through some rocky terrain—will be rewarded."
A thoughtful exploration of the ``deep structure'' similarities between the intellectual graces of music and mathematics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2017

"An informed, important exposé of the nation's institutionalized racism that would have been even more reader-friendly with the inclusion of more individual case histories."
How government policies have perpetuated the caste system of slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 8, 2008

"A clever but unnecessary project."
Though witty and erudite, these tales could have been left “untold.” Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUMPY FEET by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Chock-full of personality and charm, Thumpy Feet will be warmly welcomed by readers everywhere. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Anyone who has ever known and loved a cat will be instantly captivated by Lewin's fun-loving feline creation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HAIKU YOU by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A good choice for emerging poetry fans. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
This sweet collection of haiku captures special moments of friendship and appreciation from a child's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTLER, BEAR, CANOE by Betsy Bowen
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Well-chosen bits of information combine with the woodcut's vigorous black and skillfully added watercolor to give the flavor of this attractive region. (Picture book. 5-9)*justify no*"
In a picture book debut that uses handsome woodcuts to present a regional theme (recalling Azarian's A Farmer's Alphabet, 1981), Bowen chooses subjects that typify Minnesota's north woods, cleverly ordering them by a year's cycle as well as by the alphabet. ``Fishing'' can be done through March's ice; ``Junk'' appears when the snow melts; ``Loons'' hatch in July, when ``Northern lights'' may appear; and so on to ``Zero,'' December's cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACKS IN THE WILD by Betsy Bowen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, a lovely book, intelligently conceived and beautifully executed. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The author-illustrator of Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year (1991) takes a second look at the forest near her Minnesota home, once again structuring her material creatively to explicate her theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIDES by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A haunting, atmospheric, intergenerational tale of the 'inbetween,' suffused with selkie lore. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this debut, a contemporary teen arrives at New Hampshire's Isles of Shoals for a coveted summer internship and discovers the liminal boundary between fantasy and reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR DELIVERANCE by Betsy Urban
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Is such characterization fair or needed and will readers be aware of the dangers of such a misuse of both fiction and history? (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
In a setting on the New York frontier in the Finger Lakes region during the 1790s, orphans Deliverance (Livy) Pelton and her younger cousin Ephraim (Eph) become burdens on the town and are sold to a seemingly uncouth and ignorant frontiersman, Gideon Gunn, at a Pauper's Auction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH SANTA by Betsy Sachs
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

A "Stepping Stone Book" with chapters and enough pleasant, realistic b&w drawings to make the text approachable. Read full book review >