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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MRS. MALORY AND THE FESTIVAL MURDERS by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1993

"Traditionalists, however, will probably be most forgiving, particularly when they discover the appearance of their favorite murder weapon—the dented candlestick."
A village fàte, a stately home and its residents, and a literary curmudgeon all figure prominently in the latest adventure of West County author and amateur sleuth Sheila Malory (The Cruellest Month; Mrs. Malory Investigates). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME by Hazel Gaynor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Still, as the disaster's 102nd anniversary approaches, Gaynor's account surpasses, in subtlety if not in scope, so many flashier treatments."
The fictionalized saga of 14 Irish immigrants from a single parish who sailed on the Titanic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"C'est la vie, or something like it; you've got to admire the philosophers' energy. A fascinating rejoinder to, and sometimes corrective for, de Beauvoir's Adieux."
A neatly assembled record of people behaving badly in the name of literature, philosophy and amour. Read full book review >

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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 >