Search Results: "Hazel Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

1, 2, 3...BY THE SEA by Dianne Moritz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"This is not the counting book you were looking for, despite its sunny, salty tone. (Picture book. 4-7)"
At the beach, a counting book, some rhyme, and perhaps some questionable visions. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TALK TO AN AUTISTIC KID by Daniel Stefanski
Released: April 1, 2011

"It's a thought-provoking introduction to autism that should be welcome in families with autistic members and an essential purchase for every primary and middle-school classroom. (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
In his first work, Stefanski provides clear, sometimes blunt, often humorous advice for readers on how to interact with autistic classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMANI'S MOON by JaNay Brown-Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"While the blend of folklore, fantasy and realism is certainly far-fetched, Imani, with her winning personality, is a child to be admired. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Imani endures the insults heaped upon her by the other village children, but she never gives up her dreams. Read full book review >

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F IS FOR FEELINGS by Goldie Millar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"Useful, if not particularly artful. (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
An alphabet of emotions, created by two clinical psychologists for parent-child discussions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

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KENYA'S ART by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"The emphasis on art as something that's not useful and on holding on to items by branding them as art makes this one to miss. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken-toy purge turns into an art-making session in this didactic look at recycling and reuse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELEPHANT’S TRUNK by Hazel Lincoln
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An especially great resource for diverse classrooms that include special-needs children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A delightful tale about animal adaptations, being comfortable in the skin you're in and learning how your body works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MALORY WONDERS WHY by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"With its endless cups of tea, cutesy animal capers, and nonstop flow of inane chatter, this one is for only the most ardent fans of English cozies."
In this sixth of a series, middle-aged widow Sheila Malory, back in her gossipy village of Taviscombe after a foray to the US (Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence, 1994), is a regular visitor to old Miss Graham, who lives alone in a nice apartment in Kimberly Lodge—a residence owned by Dr. Cowley, a long-time favorite of the village's many geriatrics and a dabbler in real estate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNG JURY by Hazel Thornton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A highly valuable resource for litigators, and a good read for the expanding army of trial buffs."
A juror refutes some common misperceptions about the hopelessly deadlocked juries in the Menendez case. Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY: DETECTIVE IN RESIDENCE by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 1994

"A lifeless cast ekes out a threadbare plot punctuated by the narrator's guileless burbling about American education, public transit, and supermarkets."
``You know these people, and you know the—what should I call it?—the atmosphere of the place.'' It's a sentiment you've heard fictional police officers express often enough before, but rarely to amateur sleuths visiting from another country, meeting the suspects for the first time themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEALDWIFE'S TALE by Paul Hazel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Hazel's fans will undoubtedly find all this much to their liking; those who prefer a clear-cut plot are more apt to find it annoying."
Hazel's latest takes him back to West Redding, the setting of his inventive ``Finn Trilogy'' (Yearwood, 1980; Undersea, 1982; Winterking, 1985). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Still, there is plenty to be learned about a time when hard work did have its rewards and when couples stayed together through hardships and disagreements; and animal lovers, especially, will find delight in Grange's memoirs."
The hardworking and long-suffering wife of an early Wisconsin ecologist delivers an impressive if occasionally long-winded account of economic survival and ecological commitment during the Depression. Read full book review >