Search Results: "Cinthia Ritchie"


BOOK REVIEW

DOLLS BEHAVING BADLY by Cinthia Ritchie
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Despite, or perhaps because of, her very human flaws, Carla is a character who is easy to love, and her journal is an engaging read."
The story of a young woman who suffers from low self-esteem and who at first sells herself short, but she makes progress in her life by starting and keeping a journal with guidance from a guest on Oprah Winfrey's show. Read full book review >

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FEDERICA by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"There's plenty of yuck-factor silliness, and the penultimate spread, of the family uniting for 'cleanup hour,' is very inviting. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Dirty dishes, food and leaves on the floor, mice, nasty insects like big-eyed flies, spiders, mice, a butterfly or two—what is a tidy little girl to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHERE WE LIVE! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"An excellent addition for the community shelf, this minimizes didacticism while encompassing many aspects of the topic that are missing from other entries. (glossary, table of contents) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The five friends from Ritchie's mapping expedition (Follow That Map!, 2009) now explore their community, helping out along the way. Read full book review >

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P'ÉSK'A AND THE FIRST SALMON CEREMONY by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Though there's not much of a storyline, the book is a good initial introduction to a lesser-known First Nations people. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A glimpse of life along British Columbia's Harrison River, a millennium ago. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THAT MAP! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A fun, if muddled, introduction to maps. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Kids like maps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY HOUSE IS ALIVE! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"If nothing else, the spot-on matching of sounds to reasonable explanation may reassure kids that the disturbing noises a house can make aren't just being imagined—or maybe that it's monsters outside that are making a ruckus. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Mysteries of strange house noises are demystified in a picture book that brings the science while having its imaginative cake, too. Read full book review >

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SEE WHAT WE EAT! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A solid nutritional primer that is sure to get mouths watering for healthy food…and apple crisp. (recipe, glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Ritchie's group of friends from Look Where We Live! and Follow That Map! (2015, 2009) this time take a trip to Yulee's aunt's farm to see where food comes from and collect the ingredients for an apple crisp for the community potluck dinner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"The 77 black-and-white photos provided here hold the nonspecialist's attention, while the text rarely does."
A well-researched but dull account of the hungry, unkempt days of early television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Scorpion's Sting by Jack Ritchie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2016

"A private eye/spy protagonist who, like this multi-genre tale, excels at both."
In this thriller, a private investigator and former Royal Marine tries to thwart a terrorist group that is planning a major strike in 1988 London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACID PLAID by Harry Ritchie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A memorable collection, with a crisply contextual introduction by Ritchie."
No fewer than 24 contemporary Scottish writers are represented in this vivid, all-encompassing anthology, poets and essayists included, though most are fiction writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MY MOM! by Alison Ritchie
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"An easy sell in this season, but both mothers and their children deserve better than this calculatedly cute concoction. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rather slim but shaggy and perpetually smiling mother bear and her baby disport themselves through the seasons in this companion to 2007's Me and My Dad! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Academic in tone, though full of good dish about the likes of Lippman and the Alsops. Of much interest to students of national politics and the media."
A thoughtful if sometimes ponderous history of the capital's newshounds from the New Deal to the present. Read full book review >