Search Results: "Laura F. Nielsen"


BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MUDDLE’S HOLIDAYS by Laura F. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2008

"This is perfect for every collection, especially those serving elementary schools. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Katie is sure her neighbors on Maple Street celebrate every holiday in existence, from Ramadan to Pioneer Day, until Mrs. Muddle moves in. Read full book review >

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JEREMY'S MUFFLER by Laura F. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Certainly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Nielsen and Schneider's first book is a wacky and wild read- aloud just right for the older end of the picture-book set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"A savvy insider's vastly entertaining line on aspects of the money game."
The sassy memoirs of a still young woman who had a short and bittersweet but financially rewarding career as an index options trader at the American Stock Exchange. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR DAY by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"This beautiful and stirring celebration has jubilantly detailed illustrations depicting a bucolic farm life that is lingering—and perhaps fading—from our landscape. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than the sum of its parts, this gentle rhyme hums the cadence of a rural family's day on the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATTY HATTIE by Virginia Nielsen
Released: April 1, 1999

"The wealth of information offered about bats is engagingly presented. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Harriet is a sixth-grader who feels abandoned by her mother, a musician who has parked her with a biologist uncle so she can tour Europe. Read full book review >

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OPTIMISTS DIE FIRST by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Another lovely outing from Nielsen. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Consumed with guilt over the death of her baby sister, a girl struggles simply to get through each day. Read full book review >

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BLACK ELEPHANTS by Karol Nielsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A memorable read that captures the hopefulness of falling in love and traces its sad trajectory into quiet terror amid the chaos of war and its aftermath."
A poetic and painful debut memoir about a young marriage filled with idealism and adventure that unravels under the pressure of daily life in Israel during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young teen reveals through journal entries how he and his family piece their lives back together after a tragedy in this dark but humorous story. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"This savvy, insightful take on the modern family makes for nearly nonstop laughs. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A nerdy boy and a queen-bee girl become stepbrother and -sister in this comedy/drama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A bubbly, delicious treat for anyone whose horizons aren't bounded by the ordinary."
Charming debut memoir traces an Australian woman's off-the-wall plan to become a local in the City of Light by way of real estate. Read full book review >