Search Results: "Linda Ronstadt"


BOOK REVIEW

SIMPLE DREAMS by Linda Ronstadt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Whatever's missing (including more context of how popular music was changing while her own music was changing), what's here is consistently interesting."
A personable and engagingly written memoir, though reticent and short on personal revelation. Read full book review >

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HELLO RUBY by Linda Liukas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Ditch the anemic story and nerd-pandering, but keep the nifty activity book. (glossary) (Fiction/activity book. 5-8)"
Originally a Kickstarter project, this chapter-book/workbook hybrid seeks to introduce programming to young readers. Read full book review >

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YOU BE YOU by Linda Kranz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A good choice to help children consider similarities and differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many fish in the sea—and they are all different. Read full book review >

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HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIRD AND THE MOON SANDWICH by Linda Berkowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Although this is similar to Ivan Gantschev's Where the Moon Lives (p. 403), Berkowitz's book is more endearing; her nighttime illustrations include just the right combination of watery splash and comforting, downy fluff. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Gazing into the sky, Alfonse (Alfonse, Where are You?, 1996) and Little Bird spy the silver orb of the full moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE BRIDE by Linda Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1992

"A charming story with an appealingly self-reliant little heroine. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Allen heard this Finnish tale as a child; as acknowledged here, it also appears as ``The Forest Bride'' in Parker Fillmore's Mighty Mikko (1922). Read full book review >

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WHAT'S IN MY TRAIN? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Confirmed train fans should check out true informational train books at 625.2; for toddlers, stick with age-appropriate classics by Donald Crews or Byron Barton. (Board book. 2-4)"
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine may be tempted by this busy, lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, NOSE! I LOVE YOU, TOES! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Sharing this jolly, cheeky ode with little ones will produce some giggles while helping to instill an appreciation for the wondrous human body and all its necessary parts. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A bubbly celebration of the human body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE YOU WHEN... by Linda Kranz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Artistically inspirational, if not inspired itself. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This love letter of a book from parent to child includes lovely photographs of carefully arranged and painted rocks, but an uninspired text falls short of its original artistic conceit. Read full book review >

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HOW I NAMED THE BABY by Linda Shute
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

A new gambit in the waiting-for-the-baby game: after James volunteers to help think of the perfect name, he and his family discuss and negotiate a typical—and amusing—array of suggestions: James's ``Mapleanne'' (``a little too new,'' Dad demurs); Grams's ``fine old family names...Gomer, Ethel'' (``a little too old,'' says James). Read full book review >