Search Results: "LeslÇa Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

FAT CHANCE by LeslÇa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"Kudos to Newman. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This fictional diary of an eighth-grader is frighteningly realistic—and all too relevant. Read full book review >

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HAND BOOK by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A lovely tribute to growing up that will endearingly mature with its readers. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Through simple drawings of hands in action, Newman deftly illustrates both the progress of a person's life and the cyclical—and hopeful—nature of the human condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EBOLA by Patricia Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A well-organized, informative overview. (diagrams, maps, photos, glossary, source notes, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This brief overview of the history and nature of this deadly disease offers readers context for recent news headlines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIMI by John Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Unassuming prose does the trick for this sad and funny tale with a warm ending. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A family struggles to get back on track after a bereavement. Read full book review >

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ONE MIXED-UP NIGHT by Catherine Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Readers will revel in Frankie and Walter's cathartic romp and learn much about grief, family, and friendship along the way. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Can spending the night in Ikea cure grief? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL'S DOOR by Sharan Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Top-notch sleuthing, classy with Latin saws and observations."
Fresh from her sleuthing in Death Comes As Epiphany (1993), 12th-century novice nun Catherine LeVendeur will leave the convent of Abbess HÇloãse and marry Edgar, student of the now frail Peter Abelard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST MATADOR by Marc Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2013

"A cumbersome tale with occasional moments of insight into love, loss and redemption."
A New York-based bond trader obsesses over Spanish bullfighting in Newman's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COUNTRY OF ICE CREAM STAR by Sandra Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Praiseworthy for its solid efforts at worldbuilding but too long and diffuse to add much to the civilization-gone-awry library."
A lesson from Thunderdome: Let there be no post-apocalyptic future without its mangled pidgin. Read full book review >

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BAD DREAMS by Kim Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1991

"Comforting."
Riotously inventive horror fantasy, the second novel by the author of the wildly original The Night Mayor (1990). Read full book review >