Search Results: "Jane Feder"


BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE KITTY by Jane Feder
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

The titular little kitty frolics gently in a similarly diminutive backyard, observing the flora and fauna, napping and stretching before cuddling up to its little girl for a "great big hug." Read full book review >

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TABLE, CHAIR, BEAR by Jane Feder
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"An excellent and eclectic assortment of information, attractively presented, this is a book worth adding to the collection of objects in every child's room. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-7)"
A book with 22 pictures of simple objects from a child's room, with the word for each object printed in 13 different languages- -English at the top of each page, and the words in other languages in a running list in the margins. Read full book review >

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SPOOKY FRIENDS by Jane Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Move over, Frog and Toad, to make room for this delightful new title. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Vampire Scarlet and mummy Igor are very good friends. "The trouble was, they could never agree on anything." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1992

Traditional writing on Charles Ives, beginning with Henry and Sidney Cowell's slight 1955 biography, offers a sunny, straightforward view of the composer's creative legacy from his eccentric bandmaster father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAISY'S DEFINING DAY by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Transitioning readers, particularly girls, will enjoy seeing Daisy navigate the familiar shoals of elementary school in this better-than-average early chapter book. (Fiction. 5-8)"
What's a girl to do when her young next-door neighbor, Grant, who has just discovered the joy of rhyming, starts calling her "Lazy Daisy" every time he sees her, even at school? Read full book review >

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MYSTERY IN MIAMI BEACH by Harriet K. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 1992

"Apparently, Feder's first novel for young people: ambitious, but creditable. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Brooding over her rabbi father's refusal to let her date a non-Jew, Vivi flies from her home in Buffalo to her grandmother's condo in Miami Beach and is embroiled in events culminating in the arrest of a Nazi war criminal who's been stalking, and being stalked by, Gram's circle of friends and fellow survivors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Another dull tale by a celebrity's child."
One of Orson Welles's daughters spins a sad, self-serving story about her few but intense times with her globetrotting father. Read full book review >

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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TRINITY CAT by Ellis Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Though Peters (1913-95) disclaimed any special expertise in short fiction, the evidence here is varied and beautifully written, with particular attention to bringing even minor characters to life."
Fifteen tales of mystery and melodrama, all but four of them from the years before Peters, née Edith Pargeter, took the medieval mystery to bestselling new heights (Brother Cadfael's Penance, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF THE BEST! THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF 2016'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS!
by John DeNardo

Internet readers are inundated with lots of lists throughout the year, but the end of the year is very special. That's the time when we see an overabundance of book-related "Best of the Year" lists. That's just fine by me. I love reading book lists to see what made the cut, what's different between lists, and how ...


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