Search Results: "Deborah Schneider Kraut"


BOOK REVIEW

I'm Never, Ever Wrong...but Sometimes I Can Be! by Deborah Schneider Kraut
Released: July 19, 2012

"Modern, colorful illustrations and a fun tale ensure that this message never becomes too preachy."
A rhyming picture book that deals with self-esteem in children. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH KRAUT by Jeff Kohmstedt
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A well-crafted, believable story of youthful choices and adult consequences."
Four teenagers navigate tough choices about their individual and collective futures in Kohmstedt's coming-of-age novel set in a 1990s Chicago suburb. 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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YOU’LL BE SORRY by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Though even younger ones will reckon the unlikelihood of ever being in the same (so to speak) boat with Samantha, they may come away at least a little more convinced of the frequent connection between rash acts and unforeseen consequences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sandwiched between Schneider's stout denials that the episode is based on personal experiences is a puckish tale of impulsive sibling violence and remorse in a family of Kevin Henkes-like mice. 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 >

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SECRET LOVE by Bart Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2001

"The milieu is perfectly captured, but the storyline relies heavily on melodrama to propel the action forward. And the often-stagey dialogue is no help. Disappointing, if often engaging."
A rather plodding second effort from Schneider, founding editor of The Hungry Mind Review (now The Ruminator Review), returns to the themes and settings of his debut (Blue Bossa, 1998). Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY MEANS by Robin Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Readers will do better to seek out The Fault in Our Stars.(Fiction. 14 & up)"
When Lane's drug-resistant tuberculosis lands him in a sanatorium, he finds that one of the other residents is a girl he met at summer camp years ago. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING by Robyn Schneider
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Efficient use of language, evocative descriptions and subtle turns of phrase make reading and rereading this novel a delight. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Smart writing and a compelling narrator raise this book above ordinary depictions of high school drama. Read full book review >