Search Results: "Helen S. Weiss"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A first-rate anthology, otherwise. (capsule bios) (Short Stories. 10-14)"
Every entry is strong in this gathering of new tales—no surprise, as the editors have tapped an all-star cast of contributors. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Despite its promising premise, this is ultimately a bland disappointment. (Short stories. 12-14)"
With stories that are a mixture of humor and angst, the Weisses have collected some sterling examples of family problems, if not necessarily sterling writing. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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FACING DOWN FEARS WITH HELEN OXENBURY
by Julie Danielson

If you are a fan of the work of British illustrator Helen Oxenbury, now is a good time. “Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations,” says one. “Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of all time,” says another. I refer to the jacket-flap bios of two brand-new Oxenbury-illustrated picture ...


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WHERE DOES THE BROWN BEAR GO? by Nicki Weiss
Released: March 20, 1989

"When the lights go down/On the city street,/Where does the white cat go, honey?/Where does the white cat go?" Read full book review >

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SURPRISE BOX by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"From implied role models to sophisticated color, a richer offering than is immediately evident. (Picture book. 2-7)"
While Granny naps, a bright-eyed moppet prepares a lovely surprise—a shoebox full of treasures: ``Pebble Penny Bottle cap Nail Ant Worm Frog Snail.'' Captioning her simple, well- constructed illustrations with a succinct text in the style of Dog Boy Cap Skate (1989), Weiss tells an appealing story with a satisfyingly startling climax (``Shake Listen Stare Shriek'') and a cozy conclusion (``Girl Granny Giggle... Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTLY PROPER PARANORMAL MUSEUM by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A clever combination of characters you care about despite the silliness and absurd situations that hook you even though Weiss (The Hermetic Detective, 2015, etc.) clearly doesn't take them very seriously."
The Paranormal Museum gets uncomfortably close to its avowed mission when it becomes the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"Neither very original nor entirely convincing in its thesis that a Nazi-like regime could only have gained power in Germany, this is still an extremely stimulating and informative work."
Why did the most savagely anti-Semitic regime in history gain power in Germany rather than, say, France (scene of the Dreyfus affair) or Russia (with its widespread pogroms)? Read full book review >

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ON A HOT, HOT DAY by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1992

"Warm and attractive, a good choice for any season. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The creator of several simple, appealing picture books (Where Does the Brown Bear Go?, 1989) presents preschooler Angel and his mother, indoors and out, in a city neighborhood where they live between ``El Bodegero'' and ``Pepe's Luncheonette.'' The simple text highlights seasonal changes and activities (``On a cold winter day...Mama says, `Bundle up...' '') and year-round affection, while in the airy, simple compositions there are intriguing details to follow: a cat that reappears, items on sale at the store, the contents of a rooftop clothesline. Read full book review >

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STRANGE AND WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Entertaining and informative. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A trip through the history of flight, with Weiss (Maps: Getting from Here to There, 1991, etc.) at the helm. Read full book review >