Search Results: "Gretchen Heefner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2012

"An important look at a militarized America and the costs of this transformation."
Heefner's first book tells the history of the placement in the 1960s of 1,000 nuclear-weapons-armed missiles across the American Great Plains, "scattered like buckshot in American farm fields." Read full book review >

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CLEVER GRETCHEN by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This Gretchen's a winner. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
A fresh and buoyant look at the well-known folktale. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN THE BICYCLE DOG by Anita Heyman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Children discovering Gretchen will not miss the life lessons of accidental injuries and the differences they cause. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
A lesson in courage, tenacity, collaboration, and love is often the point of dog stories for children, but this true documentation of one dog's adaptation in the face of a debilitating accident is all the more poignant. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN OVER THE BEACH by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A quiet summer picture book to share with the young ones, one of a seasonal quartet featuring Gretchen and her siblings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young girl escapes her reality and immerses herself in her imagination in this summery tale. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN GROUNDHOG, IT'S YOUR DAY! by Abby Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Simple and sweet. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A good choice for curriculum-boosting an underrated holiday. Read full book review >

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THE NEW, IMPROVED GRETCHEN HUBBARD by Ilene Cooper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

In a new, improved entry in the ``Kids from Kennedy Middle School'' series, Cooper takes a formulaic idea—the ugly duckling makeover—and gives it plenty of zip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINFA IN WINTER by Gretchen Kromer
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"An impressive work that achieves an admirable balance between text and image."
A remarkable collection of black-and-white photographs featuring a unique garden in the Italian countryside. Read full book review >

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ONE BRIGHT RING by Gretchen Géser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Children will enjoy the spirit of the chase (and an easily spotted black cat on each spread) in this pleasant introduction to courtship conventions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a girl sees a diamond ring fall through a hole in a man's jacket pocket, she catches it on a bounce and pulls her mom along city streets in an attempt to return it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Schields makes the most of the premise; her illustrations become gleeful when demonstrating the cat's chameleon-like changes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Blue is a kindly old soul with a soft spot for homeless cats and dogs, using the good offices of his emporium to find them caretakers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING REAL by Gretchen Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"For the author's fans."
A Fox News journalist and talk show host sets out to prove that she is not "an empty St. John suit in five-inch stiletto heels." Read full book review >

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I'M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A quintessential thinking gal's love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A math whiz develops a formula to fix her high school experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRID by Gretchen Bakke
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"A lively analysis of the challenges renewables present to the production and distribution of electricity."
A primer on the challenges facing a power industry in transition. Read full book review >