Search Results: "Jill Lieber"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"One of the frankest books yet about the realities of pro sports under the influence of major money, TV, steroids, and painkillers. (Twenty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Revealing autobiography of football defensive-back Ronnie Lott, written with Sports Illustrated staffer Lieber. Read full book review >

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THE WORST WITCH TO THE RESCUE by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Heartwarming magic with just the right touch of talking toads and tortoises. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
How can anyone resist a talking tortoise and a good-hearted young witch? Read full book review >

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MAMA HEN'S BIG DAY by Jill Latter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The low word count and brisk pace make this tale suitable for younger readers, though its adherence to visual logic is a little iffy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Spunky Mama Hen searches high and low for the very best location for her egg. Read full book review >

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MARIO MAKES A MOVE by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A charming story of friendship, dance moves, artistic fervor and squirrels. (And squirrel facts!) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mario is a squirrel who loves his dance moves, from the "Bowling Ball" to "Twirly Ballet Arms," and his relatives assure him he is amazing. Read full book review >

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SPOOKYGIRL by Jill Baguchinsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Although pitched as a paranormal adventure, the story's slightly different approach to the nuclear family steals the spotlight with well-defined characters, both living and not-so living. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
Packed with ghosts, poltergeists and even a half-vampire, this book provides a fun ride for teens interested in the supernatural. Read full book review >

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HOME, AND OTHER BIG, FAT LIES by Jill Wolfson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A sweet, spirited tale told with warmth and humor about a determined misfit who finds a home at last in a family and a community. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Whitney, aka Termite, arrives at her 12th foster home, in remote Forest Glen, prepared for the worst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE LINES by Jill Ireland
Released: April 24, 1989

In her follow-up to 1987's Life Wish, which detailed her bouts with breast cancer, Ireland hits her stride as a writer and presents a fiercely superior book. Read full book review >

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A PLACE IN THE SUN by Jill Rubalcaba
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"Rubalcaba compensates, at least partly, for the sketchy, conventional plot with a protagonist who is both clever and genuinely childlike, along with plenty of carefully articulated details of ancient Egyptian life. (map, not seen, glossary) (Fiction. 9-11)"
The fortunes of a stonecutter's son take drastic turns in this novella from Rubalcaba (Saint Vitus' Dance, 1996), set 3,300 years ago in the Egypt of Ramses II. Read full book review >

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TAILS OF THE BRONX by Jill Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"For once, an upbeat urban story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Another charming, comical story from the author of the Buffalo Brenda (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK OF HOW by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A scattershot assortment, easy on the eyes if only fitfully valuable for giving young inquiring minds the straight dope. (bibliography, index, parent tips) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
From how a hair dryer works to how cheese, chocolate, and ice cream are made, Esbaum offers simple answers to over 50 common questions. Read full book review >

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JILTED by Jill Hoffman
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A sad first novel whose heroine swings trapeze-like between braggadocio and despair—steeped in sharp, sexy, ethereal, sometimes even funny prose."
Poet Hoffman's fictional debut: a doomed romance, set in the New York art and literary worlds, whose players are inspired and silly, courageous and maudlin by turns. Read full book review >