Search Results: "Ellen Weiss"


BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, LITTLE MONSTER by Ellen Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This rowdy little one is likable enough, but he is no Max, and many parents may think his mother is a lunatic. (Board book. 1-3)"
A mother shines a sunny light on her babe's rambunctious behavior. Read full book review >

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THE POOF POINT by Ellen Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Over-contrived and under-funny. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Marie and Eddie Bicker—who, in The Tiny Parents (1989), rescued their scientist parents after one experiment misfired- -cope with the results of another fiasco in their basement laboratory: though the senior Bickers still have adult bodies, their psyches regress, leaving the kids to deal with progressively helpless (and embarrassing) children in grownup guise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TAMING OF LOLA by Ellen Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"There are chuckles on every page—particularly in the grandmother's narrative asides, which hint at her identity ('Screaming is relaxing')—and readers won't need to know Shakespeare to enjoy this yarn. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An ill-mannered shrew learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM THE EMBERS by Ellen Weiss-Hardison
Released: June 30, 2016

"A sentimental but unsparing look at the reality of relationships."
Weiss-Hardison offers a semiautobiographical tale of a romance begun by chance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VERY NOISY GIRL by Elizabeth Winthrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"This pungent sample of creative negotiation between beleaguered parent and relentlessly lively child has simple, cheery illustrations that capture the action and mood with engaging precision. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Elizabeth makes a continuous racket; when her desperate mother waxes firm, Elizabeth makes an abrupt reversal: now she's a dog who never speaks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PORKY AND BESS by Ellen Weiss
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"The brief chapters are broken into short paragraphs, and although this isn't a particularly exciting read, this structure and the story's resolution will be satisfying for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
The title reference to Gershwin's Porgy and Bess has no bearing upon the content of this story, making it seem like a gimmick rather than a thoughtful choice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORN TO BE WILD by Stephanie Spinner
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1997

"Spinner and Weiss don't talk down to the audience, and they include plenty of comic touches in their enjoyable tale. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Born To Be Wild (PLB $13.89; $3.95 paper; Mar. 31, 1997; 60 pp.; PLB 0-06-027338-0; paper 0-06-442033-7): In the third installment of The Weebie Zone series (Gerbilitis, 1996, not reviewed, etc.), Garth still has the ability—thanks to a bite from his gerbil, Weebie—to communicate with animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR EVERY CHILD, A BETTER WORLD by Louise Gikow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 1993

"A serious book, with appeal for a wide audience, that can do only good. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Nine statements outlining children's basic needs and how they often go unmet—e.g., ``Every child needs food to eat. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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