Search Results: "Judith Nies"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"Both educational and entertaining, with a wry, ironic wit evident throughout."
Relating her transformation from naïve girl to empowered political woman, the author also paints a larger picture of the 1960s on Capitol Hill and beyond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"An important, multifaceted page-turner."
A hard-hitting chronicle of the hidden history behind the creation of Las Vegas, including a large-scale resource grab and a grand plan to drive the Navajo people off their lands, abetted by corruption at the highest levels of government. Read full book review >

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SADAKO'S CRANES by Judith Loske
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"A pretty but overworked addition to the well-stocked shelf of tributes to a silent but nonetheless eloquent voice for peace. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The story of "Hiroshima's most famous victim" is matched to delicate sepia illustrations decorated with images of brightly patterned origami cranes. Read full book review >

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ON THE TOWN by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"A natural choice for a unit on community as well as sparking a child's own exploration. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A class assignment sends Charlie and his mother on an exploration of the neighborhood in Caseley's (Bully, 2001, etc.) curriculum-oriented offering. Read full book review >

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BULLY by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2001

"Caseley's flat, vaguely primitive art seems simple at first, but it is filled with the details of ordinary life at home and school and lends just the right air of authenticity to the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Returning to the characters from Field Day Friday (2000), Caseley offers some sensible advice about handling a bully. Read full book review >

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DOROTHY'S DARKEST DAYS by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This is a good look at life's ups and downs that is never morose—despite the somber title and the jacket painting, in which Dorothy appears to be coping with a terminal illness. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Caseley's Kane family (Chloe in the Know, 1993, etc.) returns in a series of vignettes about Dorothy's troubles. Read full book review >

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SLUMBER PARTY! by Judith Caseley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1996

"Something of a primer on overnights (birthday and otherwise), this has loads of personality and is sure to engage. (Picture book. 5+)"
The audience for this book? Read full book review >

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SOPHIE AND SAMMY'S LIBRARY SLEEPOVER by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 1993

"An inspiring bedtime story, for home or library. (Picture book. 4-8)"
New reader Sophie is enchanted by the bedtime story hour at the library, but can't help thinking little Sammy would have enjoyed it too; unfortunately, Sammy's love of books is still expressed by ripping, throwing, and stepping on them, so their mother didn't let him go. Read full book review >

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ONE NIGHT IN THE ZOO by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A fun-filled selection, great for home and for the classroom. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bright, cheerful rhymes and soft, witty illustrations tell the story of a most curious night at the zoo while presenting the numbers one to ten in this smart and silly counting book. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MOG by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2003

"Kerr's understated humor and cheery, cartoon-like illustrations make the mood more sweet than sentimental or frightening. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers who remember Mog from Kerr's long popular and recently reissued Mog the Forgetful Cat will be both happy and sad to see this final episode in the long series by the British author/illustrator. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER GOOSE by Judith Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"New readers will be able to 'read' the pictures, without ever knowing a word. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kerr, author of the beloved Mog books, uses soft, colored pencils and a Mother Goose-meets-The Ugly Duckling story to weave an uneven tale about a lonely goose in search of a mate. Read full book review >

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MAMA, COMING AND GOING by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

With a new baby, Mama often doesn't know whether she's coming or going: She forgets to defrost the chicken, lets the tub overflow, and complains that she feels ``like a chicken running around without a head.'' Fortunately, Jenna (who's just learning to read) accepts all this with a good humor to match Mama's own; she splashes happily in the water on the bathroom floor, amuses the baby while Mama finds someone to open the car where he's locked in, and philosophically makes the best of several mishaps en route to a birthday party that, after all, will be next week. Read full book review >