Search Results: "Laurel Schindelman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"A nap also induces a peaceful, easy feeling."
An uninspired tribute to Laurel Canyon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF LAUREL OAKS by Lois Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Mary Downing Hahn will love this one. (Horror. 10-14)"
Set in south Louisiana and inspired by the ghost stories surrounding the Myrtles Plantation in St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A careful, considered, judicious biography, but uninspired and oh, so long."
This study of Irish leader Charles Stewart Parnell's impact on Irish nationalism and on the course of British politics traverses an already well-traveled road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALTOGETHER, ONE AT A TIME by Gail E. Haley
Released: April 22, 1971

"The theme or lesson of each story emerges naturally from the characters and events and adds in its turn an ironic note to the plot's conclusion."
Four short stories, each illustrated by a different artist and each containing an unobtrusive but centrally important moral. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EENY, MEENY, MINEY, MO, AND FLO! by Laurel  Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Brisk and bouncy, this clever adaptation combines animals, action, humor, and typical sibling dynamics to create a lively and engaging escapade. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar rhyme is the starting point for this tale of four bossy brothers and their tag-along little sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD JOB, OLIVER! by Laurel  Molk
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Her inventive use of the page makes the book practically boundless—bunnies on pogo sticks bounce out the top, gophers burrow out the bottom, and a springtime palette blooms in every corner. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-517-70976-7 Oliver, a rabbit, wants to compete in the big leagues in the annual strawberry-growing contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU WERE JUST A HEARTBEAT by Laurel  Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"An unusual counterpart to the more concrete reportage in the likes of Kes Gray's Baby On Board, illustrated by Sarah Nayler (p. 222). (Picture book. 4-8)"
This simple, abstract pregnancy tracker pairs deftly brushed watercolors of small birds and other growing things to a brief text phrased so that it could be read by a sibling or either parent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER, HUMAN, OTHER by Laurel Gale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Only the charm and earnestness of the two heroes and the hint of a peaceful tomorrow will keep readers on track. (Fantasy fiction. 10-12)"
There are several highly developed species precariously sharing our planet, extending real-life current events to a different level. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"Braitman's gradual accretion of reasons to believe in animal emotional states that we can relate to, including the loopy ones, gives pause and sparks curiosity."
Through experiential and anecdotal evidence, science historian and senior TED fellow Braitman takes measure of the emotional thunderstorms that cramp or even curtail the normal lives of animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANCE OF RAIN by Laurel Veil
Released: March 18, 2014

"Though not spectacular, this competent, swift novel would be welcome spring-break fare. "
An undemanding YA thriller heavy on chaste teenage romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Fairy Godmothers Are For Wimps by Laurel Veil
Released: March 4, 2014

"A page-turning tale about an appealing, young narrator suddenly thrust into a magical world."
Life isn't going so great for Haley until she finds out one of her teachers is her fairy godmother. Read full book review >