Search Results: "Elizabeth Fishel"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"Suspiciously like a Brearley essay: Organized, researched, opinionated—with nothing below the neck. (Author tour)"
Life since private school: neither a useful sociological study nor an intimate memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 1991

"Introducing each chapter are poems on parenting from various writers; they alone make the book worthwhile."
A highly personal exploration of how children mold parents and parents mold children, and how together they continually re-create the family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The moments of genuine humor are few and far between, and the book mostly falls flat as a dull recounting of a former teen celebrity's unremarkable personal antics."
Former teen TV star attempts self-deprecating humor to tell PG-rated tales in this occasionally chuckle-worthy debut memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"The dense prose, however, makes one long for the graceful style of a Catton, a Foote, or a McPherson. (24 maps)"
A detailed study based on the previously forgotten files of the army's Civil Warera Bureau of Military Information, buried in a storage room until 1959 when they were found by the author in Washington's National Archives. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SQUARE CAT by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"An easygoing entrée to learning about diverse viewpoints and experiences among peers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Eula is a square cat that wants to be round. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"An endearing adaptation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dahlie (Henrietta, 1999) updates the classic Aesop fable with understated humor and delicately detailed watercolors. Read full book review >

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NATURAL TREASURES FIELD GUIDE FOR KIDS by Elizabeth Biesiot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

A field guide, published in cooperation with the Denver Museum of Natural History, that encourages children to observe plants and animals in nature throughout the year. Read full book review >

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SQUARE CAT ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Not as 'Ick'y as the spinach is in Eula's estimation but far from Mouse's opening observation of 'Amazing!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
An abecedary follow-up to Schoonmaker's debut, Square Cat (2011). Read full book review >

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TYGER! TYGER! by Elizabeth Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Teachers hoping to use the book as a springboard for class discussion of conservation issues, or as part of an area study, should be warned that some readers may be deeply disturbed. (Picture book. 8-12)"
The development of a Buddhist sanctuary for tigers threatened by poachers in Thailand is presented as a graphically illustrated fable. Read full book review >