Search Results: "Debbie Bernstein LaCroix"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S ALMOST TIME by Debbie Bernstein LaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Clock lovers may appreciate this, but others may simply want back the time they spent reading it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The chiming, booming, cuckooing and ticking noises of various clocks are celebrated in this enthusiastic, though flawed and poorly titled outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT IS ALMOST TIME by Debbie Bernstein LaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2012

"Although the boisterous illustrations do make it look like a lot of fun, there may not be enough here to bring back anyone but the youngest readers and true clock enthusiasts. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
With the onset of the digital age, with even wristwatches making a surreptitious exit from daily life, this app celebrates the many types of clocks that have marked time over the years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT SCHOOL by Séverine Cordier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"While this may illustrate a typical family day, there are lots of blanks that readers (and listeners) will have to fill in for themselves…maybe too many. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This French import is a confusing miss for youngsters looking for reassurance on their first days of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS by Alexandre Lacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"One of those modest efforts that throws off more light than one might expect from the humble glow of its parts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Drake the young dragon learns that tradition has two sides, and only one is buttered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMAL BOOGIE by Debbie  Harter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A musical score is included. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Part guessing-game and part dance, this rollicking picture book takes readers on a wild safari. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUNS OR BUTTER by Irving Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The author's mastery of historical materials is evident on every page of this useful and welcome book."
A careful, densely detailed account of a troubled administration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PALETTE OF PARTICLES by Jeremy Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2013

"Bernstein delves into some areas that will flummox beginners, but few will resist his accounts of the history, flamboyant geniuses (many of whom he knew personally), and basics of protons, neutrons and electrons that make up the familiar world."
Physicist and prolific author Bernstein (Quantum Leaps, 2009, etc.) applies his fine talents to this short but not simplified overview of subatomic particles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM & EVA by Debbie Ohi
by Debbie Ohi, illustrated by Debbie Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Expressive, high-spirited one-upkidship via artwork on walls—there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A power tussle between two kids plays out through mischievous drawings. Read full book review >

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SPY-IN-TRAINING by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An action-packed series opener with plenty of room for improvement. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Accustomed to being ignored, a middle child finds herself in the center of an espionage operation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fascinating and memorable account of a life and times difficult to imagine today. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHINA 1945 by Richard Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A nuanced hindsight assessment that expertly pursues the historical ramification of roads not taken."
Journalist Bernstein (The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters, 2009, etc.), who was the first bureau chief in China for Time, uses his considerable expertise on the Chinese Revolution to create this immensely readable account of how the United States "lost" China to the communists and who was ultimately at fault: the Americans, the Soviets or Mao?Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Nell Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"The combination of muckraking research and absolutism make the book passionate and convincing as advocacy, though conservative readers may be less moved."
An investigation of the American juvenile justice system, seen as too fundamentally corrosive to be reformed. Read full book review >