Search Results: "Dee DeRosa"


BOOK REVIEW

DEE DEE AND ME by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Bright and captivating, this new take on sibling relations is a needed tale for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schwartz examines sibling power dynamics in this humorous and ultimately empowering tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWEN FOOTE, SECOND GRADE STRONGMAN by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1996

"A promising debut for a neglected age group. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Owen is scrawny and small, his best friend, Joseph, is fat, and both are worried about the upcoming height-and-weight chart day at school because the elderly school nurse, Mrs. Jackson, is prone to bellowing disparaging remarks about their bodies in front of everyone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWEEDLE DEE DEE by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

With quick, sketchy strokes of pen and brush, Voake creates a massive tree with birds and squirrels in the branches and two children setting up a picnic below as a setting for her lightly reworked version of the cumulative folksong most commonly called "The Green Grass Grew All Around." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCCER CIRCUS by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1993

"The plot hangs on an unlikely number of coincidences, but there's a lively blend of sports, mystery, and laughs: the dialogue's both funny and believable, while some of the antics— like playing elevator tag—are hilarious. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Though Hobie didn't really mean to miss his dental appointment or to ride his bike through wet cement, his father says he'll have to pay for repairing the cement; moreover, his behavior had better be perfect on the soccer team's overnight trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAP FROG FRIDAY by Ellen Leroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Big brother Danny can be a pain, but Oliver doesn't really mean to turn him into a frog with the magical stones that his friend Isabelle's great-grandfather, Mr. Will, gives him for his birthday! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICKS AND STONES AND SKELETON BONES by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1991

"Good fun; thought-provoking; sure-fire jacket. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Still meeting in a mall while their school is being repaired (see Hobie Hanson: Greatest Hero of the Mall, 1989), Hobie's class learns about conflict resolution and has some novel interactions with an old-fashioned Santa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOEY DEE GETS WISE by Louisa Ermelino
Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Cool, brash, but familiar first novel—set on the mob-dominated streets of Little Italy—that's noteworthy for avoiding a romanticizing of the criminals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE by Mary G. Thompson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An intelligent, tense psychological drama. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A kidnapped girl returns home after six years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE DEE AND THE PENGUIN by Christopher Baldwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A must-read for all would-be adventurers. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A fun-filled, zany story with a serious message about belonging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISSOLUTION OF NICHOLAS DEE by Matthew Stadler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"Homoeroticism provides the only heat in Stadler's second novel—a curious but fitful tale in which pages from the score of Purcell's The Tempest appear: a sop to intertextuality that seems mostly pretentious."
As lyrical at times as its predecessor Landscape: Memory (1990), Stadler's latest is also a more ambitious undertaking—but this slurry of historical sleuthing, musical fantasy, and personal discovery ultimately overreaches itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW YOUR DOCTOR IS SLOWLY KILLING YOU by Angela DeRosa
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A passionate women's-health guide."
An Arizona-based physician aims to help women live better lives through hormone replacement therapy in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >