Search Results: "Janet F. Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2010

"An entertaining mix of canny advice and brash inspiration."
Ask in the right way and ye shall receive—raises, discounts, nights out with the boys, you name it—according to this sprightly self-helper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WASHINGTON AND HAMILTON by Tony Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Knott and Williams expertly show how Hamilton was often attacked because Washington was untouchable."
An elegant dual study resurrects Alexander Hamilton as one of George Washington's most valued advisers. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOUDINI by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Emotionally and artistically, it's Houdini's perspective, with his earnest exuberance, that steals the show. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Houdini the caterpillar is destined for greatness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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PINO AND THE SIGNORA’S PASTA by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The Rome setting won't matter to kids because they'll focus on Pino's escapades, which are the spice in the sauce here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Pedersen dishes up a tale about the homeless cats in Rome, the Signora who feeds them pasta and one grande gatto who wants a special meal that will make him purr like music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE WANTS TO PLAY! by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Toddlers will be glad to play along. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Millie the calf wants to play, but it's very early in the morning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE IN THE MEADOW by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Picture perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Millie, a cheerful cow, spots an artist setting up his tools in her field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINNING WAYS IN SOCCER by Janet Grosshandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Like the author's Everyone Wins at Tee Ball (1990), this will give prospective players, and their parents, a good idea of what they're getting into. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
An introduction for young children, featuring large action photos in full color, an easy text, and an appended note for parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MOON by Janet Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Enchanting for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR RIGHTS by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A useful, if not artful awareness tool. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
An introduction to the positive action kids are taking globally to improve the lives of children everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE BUNNY CAN BAKE by Janet Stein
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"Get cooking! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Top chefs of all ages will enjoy this romp through Chef George's School of Dessertology. Read full book review >