Search Results: "Kim Rosen"


BOOK REVIEW

10 RIVERS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A well-turned, involving introduction to important waterways on six of the seven continents. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Ten great rivers (well, 11, but two are kissing cousins)—and not just the obvious ones—give Peters a chance to fashion 10 fine stories. Read full book review >

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10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD by Gillian Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Readers who took these plants for granted before may well not do so anymore. (maps, bibliography, suggestions for further reading) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A collection of stories that will enlighten readers on the fascinating and often tragic history behind the blue jeans they wear, the French fries and chocolate they consume, and the pepper and sugar they use for flavor. Read full book review >

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10 ROUTES THAT CROSSED THE WORLD by Gillian Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A mostly satisfying mix of history and geography for the curious armchair traveler. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A broad picture of roads and trails from many parts of the world and many eras. Read full book review >

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FISHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH BAO PHI
by Julie Danielson

Minneapolis-based writer and poet Bao Phi, who has made his way in the world of poetry (he has a poem in 2006 Best American Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam finalist), sees his debut early next month in the world of children’s literature. A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, is an autobiographical picture book, a tender story striking ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WOUNDABOUT by Lev Rosen
by Lev Rosen, illustrated by Ellis Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Appealing and pleasingly thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A cliff-top river town, subterranean tunnels, and gearwork essentials figure in an intriguing steampunk fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AND STRUDEL by Dorothy Rosen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Still, if you liked Death and Blintzes (1985), this will probably also be your cup of Mogen David."
Oy, are there problems at Boston's Charles Street Pharmacy for widowed salesclerk Belle Appleman to solve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Notes on the artists (mostly British); history of Oxfam. (Folklore. 6-12)"
Another anthology in aid of a cause. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVE'S APPLE by Jonathan Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"It's the ideas, though, not the characters, that have life here."
An elegantly written debut offers an erudite analysis of eating disorders in a less-than-persuasive fictional structure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABETICAL by Michael Rosen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A delightfully informative book about letters, their meanings, and the words and meanings we derive from them."
A poet, writer of children's books and host of BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth tells the history of each letter in our alphabet.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. FREUD by Nicolle Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"A perceptive look, from a psychoanalyst, at the downside of being Mrs. Sigmund Freud."
Martha Freud—the stalwart footnote to the life of her husband Sigmund—finally takes center stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A warm, surprisingly entertaining glimpse of fundamentalism through a child's eyes."
Memories of a childhood spent in a Christian classroom in 1970s Florida. Read full book review >

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THE COCKROACH BASKETBALL LEAGUE by Charley Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"An introduction by Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is yet another clue that this one is for hoop-junkies only."
Rare among sports novelists in that he uses basketball rather than the traditional baseball or football as his milieu, Rosen here provides a failed but nonetheless amusing look at life in the Commercial Basketball Association (clearly a pseudonym for the real CBA, or Continental Basketball Association, in which the author has been a coach and trainer). Read full book review >