Search Results: "Helga Weiss"


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HELGA'S DIARY by Helga Weiss
Released: April 22, 2013

"Weiss' moving eyewitness portrait adds a deepening to the understanding of the Jews' plight during this horrific period in history."
A young Prague girl's diary, amended after the events, chronicles her yearning for a normal life before deportation to Terezin and Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS WEISS by Naomi Ragen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Of the complexities embraced in this intergenerational drama, some are harsh and difficult to relate to, while others are universal. The book is unflinching and surprisingly suspenseful."
Ragen (The Tenth Song, 2010, etc.) sensitively explores the repercussions in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family when one of its members leaves the fold. Read full book review >

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AT NIGHT by Helga Bansch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2016

"With the feel of a fine and handsome tintype, this Austrian import makes night newly beguiling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For all but a few, the night is a foreign country. Read full book review >

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Ethan Weiss and the City Between Two Rivers by R. Diskin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"An imaginative adventure in a fully realized alternate world that young readers will surely want to visit."
A young hero exposes an evil plot in this sci-fi adventure set in an alternate version of New York City. Read full book review >

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BRAVA, MIMI! by Helga Bansch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The illustrations are colorful and incorporate both touches of collage and different textures of paints, and the animals are quite appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alas, poor Mimi the Mouse. Read full book review >

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I WANT A DOG! by Helga Bansch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The way Lisa solves her problem in a creative and socially acceptable way is laudable, but readers will still wish she'd gotten the dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl named Lisa longs for a dog of her own. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT GIANTS by Heinz Janisch
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 15, 2011

"Strange giants, sing-song rhymes and generic psychological advice don't add up to a soothing bedtime read. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This odd compendium of story, song lyrics and advice to parents misses the mark as a prescription for sweet dreams. 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 >

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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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THE WORLD TURNS ROUND AND ROUND by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Despite its slightness and occasional clumsiness, this has obvious tie-ins for teachers building units on ancestry or geography, and would be suitable for classroom use. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Classmates of various ethnicities receive gifts from their relatives in other countries. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. 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 >