Search Results: "Doreen M. Marts"


BOOK REVIEW

MY PUMPKIN by Lily Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"This slight slice of pumpkin pie will tempt few little trick-or-treaters. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A trio of monsters enjoy Halloween festivities in this pumpkin-shaped board-book offering. Read full book review >

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EASY-PEASY RECIPES by Karen Berman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Young cooks will likely be more successful serving as sous-chefs under their parents' tutelage than using this to strike out on their own. (Cookbook. 5-10)"
Unlike Berman's Friday Night Bites: Kick off the Weekend with Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family (2009; not reviewed), this effort is geared toward independent child chefs. Read full book review >

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EVEN MONSTERS SAY GOOD NIGHT by Doreen Mulryan Marts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Share this with those looking for a benign Halloween story or for those children who always resist bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Avery never liked bedtime, and she liked it even less on Halloween when all the monsters were out." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CYCLONE by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sensitive exploration of the high costs of failing to really connect with those around us. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Cronin, famous for solving cow communication problems with a typewriter in Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000) and sequels, offers her debut middle-grade novel illuminating human communication problems. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF RED BIRD by Doreen Rappaport
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1997

In this moving work, Rappaport (Tinker vs. Read full book review >

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TINKER VS. DES MOINES by Doreen Rappaport
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: June 30, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction, 11+)"
An illumination of the issues raised in an important 1965 case testing students' civil liberties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A mesmerizing journey through time, across cultures and into one woman's rich personal history."
The haunting account of an investigative journalist's efforts to uncover her family's hidden Sephardic Jewish past. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK'S JOURNEY by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fittingly inspirational tribute to a most praiseworthy man. (author's note, illustrator's note, important dates, selected research sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Brilliantly crafted words, both written and spoken, defined Frederick Douglass' dedication to the abolition of slavery and achievement of dignity for all peoples. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fast and funny. (Comic mystery. 8-11)"
Popular farmyard chronicler Cronin (Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, 2000, etc.) makes the jump to middle-grade fiction in this faux-hard-boiled mystery featuring talking animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A must-have sequel to all of Duck's adventures. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Farmer Brown once again bears the brunt of Duck's antics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Intended for all ages, the youngest readers will need the guidance of adults in understanding the work as a complete entity. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
In 1965, schools in Drew, Miss. remained strictly segregated in spite of the 11-year-old Supreme Court decision declaring segregation unconstitutional. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Extensive back matter includes an illustrator's note, acknowledgments, bibliography, further reading, Web sites, and an index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Rappaport and Evans reprise the passion and power that informed their 2002 collaboration No More! Read full book review >