Search Results: "Christine Bronstein"


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Released: July 18, 2016

"A well-illustrated book for youngsters that will reinforce ecologically friendly household habits and hopefully inspire new ones."
The third installment in Bronstein's (Stewie BOOM! Starts School, 2015, etc.) engaging children's book series focuses on the precocious titular protagonist and his family "going green." Read full book review >

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Stewie BOOM! Starts School by Christine Bronstein
Released: June 30, 2014

"Practical advice for parents and an entertainingly helpful get-ready book for kids starting school."
In Bronstein's illustrated debut children's book, a boy becomes upset when he first starts school because he doesn't know what's going to happen next. Read full book review >

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Stewie BOOM! Boss of the Big Boy Bed by Christine Bronstein
Released: July 30, 2015

"A relatable and generation-spanning tale of milestones and sleeplessness."
A young boy grapples with his new big-boy bed in this fun and sleep-deprived children's book. Read full book review >

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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING by Christine Davenier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"The original song with its three-part counterpoint is deliciously imagined on these pages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1961, Peter, Paul and Mary made an extremely engaging piece combining the title ditty, a game of hide-and-seek and snatches of nursery rhymes; Davenier takes it a visual step further to make an absolutely engaging picture book. Read full book review >

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THE PREDICTEDS by Christine Seifert
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While it tries to address the ethical problems of social engineering, the novel's concluding twist only highlights the lack of logic in both premise and tension. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
An experimental computer program's predictions on students' future behaviors interfere with one teen's quest to date her crush. Read full book review >

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"A frothy diversion worthy of a Lifetime movie."
A chance meeting with her favorite movie star snares a young woman in a web of ambition, betrayal and revenge. Read full book review >

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STAGE FRIGHT by Christine Poulson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2005

"Poulson deftly keeps up the tension while manipulating the roles characters play on and off the stage: an academic cozy with attitude."
Professor Cassandra James (Murder Is Academic, 2004), adapting the Victorian warhorse East Lynne for the stage, discovers that the real melodrama is happening behind the scenes. Read full book review >

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SHADOW RIDER  by Christine Feehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An intriguing twist on paranormal powers dimmed by thin characters and a predictable plot."
Paranormal romance writer Feehan (Fire Bound, 2016, etc.) returns with a Chicago-set series about a family of "shadow riders." Read full book review >

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MURDER IS ACADEMIC by Christine Poulson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2004

"Poulson's debut offers charming proof of Raymond Chandler's remark about the viciousness with which academics pursue their careers."
Even if you feel that your professor has the power of life and death over you, is that any reason to drown her while she's grading your work? Read full book review >