Search Results: "Debby Waldman"


BOOK REVIEW

ROOM ENOUGH FOR DAISY by Debby Waldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Better choices are Steven Kroll's Stuff!, illustrated by Steve Cox (2009), and Margot Zemach's gold-standard, Caldecott Honor-winning It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folktale (1977). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A modern variant on a classic Eastern European folktale. Read full book review >

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THE WARTHOG’S TAIL by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Fails to be either a Halloween tale or a moral lesson, and the final trick is hardly worth it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mother teaches her daughter a lesson in persuasion in this Halloween take on "The Old Woman and Her Pig." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARN by Debby Atwell
by Debby Atwell, illustrated by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

In a first-person narration that reads like a voice-over, a New England barn tells its own story through the centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Warm, funny, plump with insight, a book that readers will pass on to friends and friends of friends, whether they're recovering from broken hearts or in need of a recipe for blueberry butter."
Enchanting, funny, and perceptive reflections on recovering from a disastrous love affair, woven together with recipes for making jams, jellies, and pickles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THANKSGIVING DOOR by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"A somewhat different dish for the Thanksgiving table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this sweet but slight story that conveys the true meaning of Thanksgiving, Atwell brings together two disparate families—pilgrims in their own way—for a celebratory feast. Read full book review >

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THE EX-WIFE’S SURVIVAL GUIDE by Debby Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A whimsical portrayal of life after separation."
An empty nester realizes that being dumped doesn't necessarily mean the end of romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LAND OF BIG DREAMERS by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"For deeper research, students will have to look elsewhere but could use this book as an excellent starting point. (Collective biography. 8-11)"
Thirteen prominent American men and women are briefly profiled in this collection. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN CITY by Neil Waldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Although they are not on the whole very detailed, the architectural drawings are accurate and evocative. (chronology) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7- 11)"
A sentimental account of Jewish history, seen through the lens of Jerusalem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"Absolutely marvelous. (Picture book. 8-12)"
In 1951, it was common to see Willie Mays playing in the streets of Harlem with the neighborhood stickball teams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOUNDED KNEE by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"However, there is little else available on Wounded Knee, and for careful readers, this might be a useful place to start. (bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Waldman's (The Wisdom Bird, 2000, etc.) account of the massacre at Wounded Knee is accessible to young readers, but troubling in its lack of documentation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A more lively tale of early Clintonism than some of the recent overviews."
A nifty case study of the tangled trail—from policy idea to law—of the bill that established the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, the program known as AmeriCorps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER PLAYS HOUSE by Ayelet Waldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2004

"Witty Waldman is so endearingly pro-kid that you may run right out and get pregnant, and so unsparing about Hollywood sylphs and pro-anorexia websites that you may never diet again."
Food for thought from a defense attorney turned mommy turned private eye in her spare time (Death Takes a Time-Out, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >