Search Results: "Christine Schneider"


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CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The energy of the jazz musicians and dancers who've come to life in the radio is contagious, however, and the bouncy rhyme may help to perk up a dull day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imagination comes to life on a rainy day when voices from an old, presumably jazz-era radio in the attic call to two children who have been driven to stamp-collecting and dressing up the cat by a rainstorm outside. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But the illustrations have enough fanciful glamour on their own to float the show. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fruity artwork in deep color helps put some luster into this agenda-driven story. Read full book review >

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PICKY MRS. PICKLE by Christine M. Schneider
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The rhymed text is a little clunky and its message isn't for the subtle, but the pictures, with their acid greens and exaggerated gestural figures, have charm; children will see themselves in Mrs. Pickle's picky habits, and have a good laugh. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-8027-8703-7 Mrs. Pickle is definitely a vision: she's rather pickle-shaped herself; is always dressed in her favorite color, green; has the tight orange curls of Lucille Ball; and plays fast and loose with some pickle-green eyeshadow. Read full book review >

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I’M BORED! by Christine Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2006

"EWSLUGp2005, this is a thoroughly boredom-banishing tribute to the animating power of imagination. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shocked to find out that his teddy bear and other toys are as bored as he is, young Charlie springs into action, outfitting them all with kitchen cookware and other found items and marshalling them into a boredom-fighting army. Read full book review >

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JEREMY'S MUFFLER by Laura F. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Certainly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Nielsen and Schneider's first book is a wacky and wild read- aloud just right for the older end of the picture-book set. Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED by Howie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 1995

"Rollicking illustrations will make children giggle, while the plot will keep them in suspense over whether Mercer's secret will be spilled, right up to the frantic happy ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A funny vacation tale, perfect for summertime story hours, from the creator of that other traveling dog, Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch (1987, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST BIRTHDAY GIRL by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A gift of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Little Dana needs big lessons in kindness more than any birthday present—unless a present can teach her something, that is. Read full book review >

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WILKY THE WHITE HOUSE COCKROACH by Howie Schneider
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are typical Schneider, though less energetic than Chewy Louie (2000), but this might be a fun diversion for a middle-grade civics unit. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wilky lives with his large family in Oscar's Pizza Palace in Washington, D.C., but he longs for adventures like those of his ill-fated Uncle Julius (now a stain on the wall). Read full book review >