Search Results: "Dianne Ochiltree"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A SEASHELL DAY by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming beach-day book to share with a young child beginning to show interest in the natural world. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cute, curly-headed boy and his young mother, both Caucasian, head to the beach for a day of collecting seashells. Read full book review >

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PILLOW PUP by Dianne Ochiltree
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"Lots of appeal—even for cat people. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rambunctious game of chase quickly ensues when a mischievous pup makes off with her owner's pillow. Read full book review >

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IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"An intimate encounter with nature lit not just by stars and fireflies, but also an affecting dose of daddy-daughter warmth. (Picture book. 4-6)"
On a summer's night, a child sails out into her yard to gather (and then release) lightning bugs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A pleasing historical tidbit. (author's note, acknowledgments) (Picture book. 5-9)"
The first American female firefighter was an African-American cook in the first quarter of the 19th century in New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN MONKEY JAMBOREE by Dianne Ochiltree
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Unless readers are prepared to play editor, this is not a first choice. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Charming, identical, brown monkeys, who are flying around the page in colorful shorts, reflect action words as they combine, moving in and out of acrobatic and musical moments in sets that equal ten. Read full book review >

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SIXTEEN RUNAWAY PUMPKINS by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A cute opener for autumn and a nice bridge across science and math for elementary-school teachers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A rollicking rhyming tale—part math, part problem-solving—stars a young raccoon who must figure out what to do with 16 pumpkins that don't sit still. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 9, 1999

"But as a general look around and update on research into women's health and life cycle issues, this is fine."
An overview of recent gender-specific research that is redefining womanhood, drawing on biology, anthropology, and psychology. Read full book review >

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FOOLPROOF by Dianne Pugh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Pugh's fourth (Fast Friends, 1997, etc.) juggles computer gamesmanship, securities fraud, and murder most foul, seasoning the mix with her trademark office plotting, to come up with another winner that makes all manner of skullduggery look as natural as vanity and greed."
Bridget Cross has come to one of those rough spots. Read full book review >

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Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A nice entry point to an expansive saga."
A federal agent with the ability to read minds finds herself sucked into a world of vampires, immortals, and true love in the sixth installment of Duvall's (On the Hunt, 2015, etc.) Immortal Guardians series.Read full book review >

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JULIET IN AUGUST by Dianne Warren
Released: July 5, 2012

"The low-key narrative takes a while to build enough momentum to sustain reader interest, but once immersed in its leisurely rhythms, most will find this an engaging snapshot of rural life."
Winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award, Warren's U.S. debut limns two nights and a single summer day in a tiny Canadian town. Read full book review >