Search Results: "Galia Bernstein"


BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY AND ELEPHANT GET BETTER by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A sweet story that delivers a healthy message about individuality and friendship to new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A fine follow-up to Monkey and Elephant (2012) follows two friends in sickness and in health. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND ELEPHANT GO GADDING by Carola Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A fine addition to a well-established series for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
All cleaned up but with nowhere to go, Monkey and Elephant go gadding about in this latest installment of their early-reader series. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND ELEPHANT by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A welcome addition to the early-reader shelf. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Odd couples abound in early readers (see Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggie, Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad, Wong Herbert Yee's Mouse and Mole, to name a few), but there's room for Monkey and Elephant, too. Read full book review >

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DOG TROUBLE! by Galia Oz
by Galia Oz, illustrated by Eda Kaban
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"A funny exploration of schoolyard controversy and resolution. (Fiction. 7-10)"
In three brief episodes, Julie is convinced that class bully Danny has kidnapped her puppy; her athletic cousin, Effie, thinks Julie wants her to lose an important race; and Effie befriends her gregarious rival, Donna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"A handy reference for libraries and parents to have on hand when children start needing extra money in their pockets. (Nonfiction. 9 & up)"
An entrepreneur from an early age, Bernstein offers clear and practical advice for young people wanting to raise some extra cash or begin their own entrepreneurial careers. Read full book review >

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GUNS OR BUTTER by Irving Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The author's mastery of historical materials is evident on every page of this useful and welcome book."
A careful, densely detailed account of a troubled administration. Read full book review >

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A PALETTE OF PARTICLES by Jeremy Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2013

"Bernstein delves into some areas that will flummox beginners, but few will resist his accounts of the history, flamboyant geniuses (many of whom he knew personally), and basics of protons, neutrons and electrons that make up the familiar world."
Physicist and prolific author Bernstein (Quantum Leaps, 2009, etc.) applies his fine talents to this short but not simplified overview of subatomic particles. Read full book review >

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SPY-IN-TRAINING by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An action-packed series opener with plenty of room for improvement. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Accustomed to being ignored, a middle child finds herself in the center of an espionage operation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fascinating and memorable account of a life and times difficult to imagine today. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Read full book review >

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RACHEL IN THE WORLD by Jane Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A bracing testimony—not at all self-flattering—to parental love and advocacy."
Refreshingly unsentimental, wrenchingly candid sequel to the author's previous memoir about her developmentally challenged daughter, Loving Rachel (1988). Read full book review >

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CHINA 1945 by Richard Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A nuanced hindsight assessment that expertly pursues the historical ramification of roads not taken."
Journalist Bernstein (The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters, 2009, etc.), who was the first bureau chief in China for Time, uses his considerable expertise on the Chinese Revolution to create this immensely readable account of how the United States "lost" China to the communists and who was ultimately at fault: the Americans, the Soviets or Mao?Read full book review >