Search Results: "Judith L. Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2013

"A somewhat overwritten eye-opener about medical advances achieved on the backs of society's weakest members."
The harrowing story of the exploitation of institutionalized children in American medical research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"An edgy appreciation of the way children take over your life, your space, and your heart, no matter your age."
Ladies' Home Journal columnist Newman shares all in her debut memoir, a chronicle of the heart-stopping perils and fierce joys of motherhood in the fifth decade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO SIRI WITH LOVE by Judith Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A powerful and heartfelt 'slice of life' tale."
How Apple's Siri made a life-altering difference for an autistic boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SERENDIPITY & ME by Judith L.  Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Ultimately the predictable story arc and limited character development prevent this novel in verse from channeling the charm of the eponymous fluffy kitten that appears on the cover. (Verse/fiction. 9-12)"
Overly deliberate plotting and uneven writing weigh down Roth's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"A stirring but fair account of courage in the face of infamous behavior."
A searing chronicle of the indomitable courage of an American POW as he struggles to survive the cruel, inhumane, and often sadistic treatment meted out by his Japanese captors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The View from Casa Chepitos by Judith L. Gille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A travelogue that comes alive with colorful detail."
Gille grabs a second chance at life by buying a home in San Miguel de Allende. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE'S LOG by Judith L.  Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Still, this combination of science and storytelling models good nature journaling and would be a helpful addition to a home or classroom in the region where such work is being encouraged. (suggested reading) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
After a huge tree falls in the forest behind her home, fifth-grader Ellie explores the area with her classmate Ricky, mapping and sketching and learning about what lives, dies and changes there. Read full book review >

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THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAND BOOK by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A lovely tribute to growing up that will endearingly mature with its readers. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Through simple drawings of hands in action, Newman deftly illustrates both the progress of a person's life and the cyclical—and hopeful—nature of the human condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. Read full book review >