Search Results: "L. Leslie Brooke"


BOOK REVIEW

RING O'ROSES by L. Leslie Brooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Afterword'' to both books. (Folklore/Picture book. 1-8)"
Never have young children had a better introduction to Mother Goose than this profusely illustrated collection of 21 rhymes, at last available again—see comments above. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN GOOSE BOOK by L. Leslie Brooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Never mind; in most ways, an improvement on the last available editions, and a treasure. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-8)"
Breaking Kirkus tradition, we celebrate the return of two landmarks that suffered size reductions before going out of print years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"As is, it's harmless."
An instructor at a Minnesota fitness center run by her husband, Robert K. Cooper (Health & Fitness Excellence, 1988), Leslie Cooper offers here some run-of-the-treadmill dietary advice (essentially, whole-grain complex carbohydrates and limit fat to a moderate 25% of calories), as well as recipes that avoid red meat and use whole-grain breads and pastas and part-skim cheeses—but that by no means eliminate eggs and butter. Read full book review >

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BROOKE KROEGER
by Megan Labrise

In anticipation of the 19th Amendment’s centennial celebration, Brooke Kroeger wanted to write a book about women’s suffrage. But the typical topics in the fight for voting rights seemed wrong.

“I always look for something that nobody’s done,” says Kroeger, author of several nonfiction books, including Undercover Reporting: The Truth about Deception and Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist. “I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Sally Field Can Play The Transsexual  by Leslie L. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2014

"A sincere journey of transformation that successfully balances politics and storytelling with heartwarming results."
In Smith's novel, a young man finds that it's time to grow up and change his reckless behavior after he loses his dear friend to AIDS. Read full book review >

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LUMBERJANES TO THE MAX
by Julie Danielson

Have you heard the happy Lumberjanes news? Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! is on shelves now from New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki. She has adapted the comic book series to novel format for middle-grade readers, complete with spot illustrations from Brooke Allen. I chatted, very briefly, with Tamaki, who is excited about this new project. But then, for the love ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Mommy, am I pretty? by Margot L. Denomme
Released: July 15, 2015

"A colorful story that can help parents start an early conversation about beauty and self-esteem."
Denommé encourages children to remember that beauty shines from within in this inspiring children's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDONE by Brooke Taylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not an essential purchase. (Fiction. YA)"
Secret online gamer Serena Moore is devastated when her bad-girl best friend Kori dies in a car accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORAL MINORITY by Brooke Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Because the author blasts George W. Bush and others who, in her view, wish to introduce more religion into government, Allen's work—substantial and scholarly as it is—will appeal principally to those with more moderate or liberal religious and political views."
As men of the Enlightenment, the Founding Fathers were not conventionally religious; they did not want the United States to be a "Christian nation." Read full book review >