Search Results: "Diane Palmisciano"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING USED TO HARRY by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Palmisciano's watercolors accent the lighter-than-air tone. (Picture book. 4-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

CAN DO, JENNY ARCHER by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"Sixth in a popular series. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The school is buying video equipment with the proceeds from a scrap-metal drive, and the student who collects the most cans will get to direct the first film! Read full book review >

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KATE LARKIN, THE BONE EXPERT by Lindsey Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Children are always interested in accidents and broken bones and will respond to this straightforward tale of how Kate spent her summer holiday. (glossary, related activities) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Eight-year-old Kate Larkin becomes a bone expert when she breaks her humerus, "the bone between the elbow and shoulder," as she explains. Read full book review >

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GET THE PICTURE, JENNY ARCHER? by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Convoluted and dull. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Jenny Archer (Can Do, Jenny Archer, 1991, etc.) is disappointed when her grandfather's ballyhooed surprise for her turns out to be nothing but a used camera. Read full book review >

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“MY GRANDMOTHER IS A SINGING YAYA” by Karen Scourby D’Arc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Almost as free with her savory lemon soup and mouthwatering baklava as she is with a song, Yaya joins a chorus of memorable picture story grandmas, from Tomie DePaola's Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (1973, 1998) to Arthur Dorros's Abuela (1991). (Picture book. 6-8)"
With alternating admiration and embarrassment, young Lulu presents her "Yaya"—Greek for "Grandma"—a former opera singer given to trilling out exuberantly at every opportunity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOLLHOUSE MAGIC by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"An author's note provides further background information on the Great Depression. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A simply written but touching holiday tale about cross-generational friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG SOMETHING by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A disappointment from a noted writer in an era when outstanding early readers abound. (Early reader. 5-7)"
The Big Something doesn't end up amounting to much in this lackluster beginning reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNEAKY SNOW FOX by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Not likely to sneak past the early-reader set. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Giff's Fiercely and Friends early-reader series limps along with this not-so-suspenseful tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >