Search Results: "Carol Benioff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS THINGAMAJIG by Lynn Manuel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The spreads that include both timeframes connect gracefully through various shared connecting devices: open doors, an old tree with spreading branches, or an open window, linking the past to the present. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A young girl named Chloe is reluctant to enjoy Christmas because of her beloved grandmother's recent death in this bittersweet, well-told story. Read full book review >

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BIG NIGHT FOR SALAMANDERS by Sarah Marwil Lamstein
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"An afterword describes the spotted salamander's life cycle and gives more information about Big Nights and vernal pools, but does not mention the animal's range—across most of the eastern United States. (glossary, index to back matter) (Picture book. 6-9)"
On the night of the first warm spring rain, Evan can hardly wait until after dark, when he and his parents will go out to slow cars on the road and help spotted salamanders cross from their winter burrows to the vernal pool where they will lay their eggs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 25TH HOUR by David Benioff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"As funny and sad as a John Cassavettes movie, but without all that midlife-crisis yammering."
Debut novelist Benioff pitches his tent next to a New York drug dealer in the grueling final hours before he goes off to begin a prison term. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE NINES ROLL OVER by David Benioff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Technical accomplishment that's matched by a generosity of spirit."
Eight deliciously accessible stories follow the author's first novel (The 25th Hour, 2001) and his screenplay for Troy.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF THIEVES by David Benioff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2008

"This gut-churning thriller will sweep you along and, with any luck, propel Benioff into bestseller land."
Novelist and screenwriter Benioff's glorious second novel (The 25th Hour, 2000) is a wild action-packed quest, and much else besides: a coming-of-age story, an odd-couple tale and a juicy footnote to the historic World War II siege of Leningrad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE, TWO, THREE... CRAWL! by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple but effective celebration of the thrill that comes with moving under one's own steam. Get ready for repeat readings. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Spare text and dynamic illustrations pair well in this ode to crawling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Carol Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A first purchase. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-8)"
Just 11 of the most familiar rhymes, each spread over four pages with a strategically placed peephole in the middle leaf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CACTUS by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

A clear, visually attractive introduction by the author of several fine nature titles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfect for toting along to the park, no matter what the weather. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Limited, clear text and matching illustrations are the highlights of this offering for active toddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKYARD BIRDS OF WINTER by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"If you are going to daydream, you might as well be informed, and Lerner gives young birders all the needed tools. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
An excellent introduction to the birds found on or around the feeder in winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >