Search Results: "Lindsey Tate"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"An artist's story about more than just his talent and his techniques."
With the assistance of children's author Tate (Kate Larkin, the Bone Expert, 2008, etc.), blind artist Bramblitt chronicles his childhood and his art without resorting to pathos or sentimentality. Read full book review >

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KATE LARKIN, THE BONE EXPERT by Lindsey Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Children are always interested in accidents and broken bones and will respond to this straightforward tale of how Kate spent her summer holiday. (glossary, related activities) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Eight-year-old Kate Larkin becomes a bone expert when she breaks her humerus, "the bone between the elbow and shoulder," as she explains. Read full book review >

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TEATIME WITH EMMA BUTTERSNAP by Lindsey Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The book can be read Ö la carte, with individual sections on preparing finger sandwiches and setting the table, or full service, where children can cozy up to Emma's story about her aunt's birthday, complete with a tea party fit for a queen. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There are many manuals on tea and tea parties, but Tate steps out of the lacy tablecloth variety to serve up a tea party within a story, told by the plucky young Emma Buttersnap. Read full book review >

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POET by Don Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While the author justifiably bemoans the disproportionate number of titles about African-Americans that focus on slavery, his decision to illuminate this remarkable man's life offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity. (bibliography, author's note, acknowledgements) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Tate paints a portrait of a North Carolina man who pursued his passion for language through long years of enslavement. Read full book review >

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DOWN TO EARTH by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask of this unaffected piece of work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A global survey of small-scale food production, with kids pitching in with the everyday chores. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"Useful and inspiring advice for tinkerers."
Gawker.com technology gossip blogger Tate debuts with an account of how companies are innovating by freeing workers to dream up their own side projects. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The intended audience may find this less interesting than educators and librarians looking for program ideas; nevertheless, a useful book. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A survey of birthday customs from ancient times to today's birthday wishes on social media. Read full book review >

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STRONG AS SANDOW by Don Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Readers will find parallels with Meghan McCarthy's picture-book biography of Charles Atlas, Strong Man (2007), but Tate's celebration of Eugen Sandow makes a solid addition to any biography section. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Tate introduces his readers to one of the first international sports stars in a well-researched biography of bodybuilding strongman Eugen Sandow. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF A ROBOT DANCING BEE by James Tate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"After appearing for years in small journals, these wonderful pieces have finally been brought together in a delicious smorgasbord."
The National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner poet goes narrative with a vast pantheon of dimensional characters and quiet fables. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Little X is a compelling story, despite an indifferent prose style, because it provides an honest, inside view of one of America's most controversial religious movements and perceptively points to social tensions of race, gender, and religious identity. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The written history of the Nation of Islam has focused heavily on the movement's leaders, such as Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X; it has been told from an almost exclusively male perspective; and it has virtually ignored the transitional period of the 1970s, when Elijah Muhammad's son transformed the movement into one more in keeping with orthodox Islam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An entertaining account of a little-known episode in American cultural history, and a keen reminder that the ever-embattled cigarette has risen from its ashes more than once. (17 b&w photos)"
A brief yet detailed history of the fluctuating popularity of the cigarette in America and of the reform movements dedicated to snuffing it out. Read full book review >