Search Results: "Christiane Engel"


BOOK REVIEW

OOH LA LA POLKA-DOT BOOTS by Ellen Olson-Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"The novelty of 'dressing' the characters in fanciful galoshes adds to the allure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Olson-Brown's joyful jubilee is a tribute to polka-dot footwear. Read full book review >

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ABC YOGA by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Still, a sturdy and playful introduction to the popular practice of an ancient tradition. (Board book. 2-4)"
A multihued cast of characters introduce yoga to preschoolers and toddlers. Read full book review >

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ABC LOVE by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An emotional mess. Here's hoping Engel finds a text worthy of her playful art. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Children and their grown-ups explore the ABCs of love. Read full book review >

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THE MITZVAH MAGICIAN by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Abracadabra! Lovely magic indeed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Whenever Gabriel the great magician commands "Presto Magico," a small disaster occurs. Read full book review >

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BABY'S FIRST WORDS by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A solid, attractive vocabulary builder. (Board book. 1-2)"
A little girl explores her surroundings in this board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Amelia's Prayer by Christiane Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2015

"A flawed but still rewarding tale of a relationship."
An epic novel of a romance forged in war and of the couple's later troubles while raising a family. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINA HATES HER NAME by Diana Engel
Released: March 24, 1989

The little alligator girl introduced in Josephina, the Great Collector is back in another illuminating vignette. Read full book review >

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THE SHELF-PAPER JUNGLE by Diana Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A gentle, reassuring message about the durability of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another bittersweet little tale of loss and change in a relationship that's been strengthened by shared artistic endeavors (see also Eleanor, Arthur, and Claire, 1992). Read full book review >

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THE ROANOKE GIRLS by Amy Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sordid, unrealistic, and unredeemed."
Whole lotta dead girls in this rural Kansas family. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MONTPARNASSE by Howard Engel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1999

"The main break with Engel's Benny Cooperman series (Getting Away with Murder, 1998, etc.) is that this really is set in the period that series evokes."

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S NOT LOVE, IT'S JUST PARIS by Patricia Engel
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"There's a sense of déjà vu to this sensitive but self-consciously doomy paean to first love."
A romance in Paris leaves an indelible mark on rich, young, smart-but-shy Lita del Cielo, in a downbeat coming-of-age tale by a noted new writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A compassionate guide for parents and educators."
Developmental psychologist Engel (Psychology/Williams Coll.; RealKids: Creating Meaning in Everyday Life, 2005, etc.) presents strategies for navigating the challenges and pitfalls of parenting. Read full book review >