Search Results: "Madelyn Rosenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

CANARY IN THE COAL MINE by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Endearing and original, if a bit long and drawn-out. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The challenges of the coal-mining life from a working canary's point of view. Read full book review >

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NANNY X by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A fun and funny blend of Spy Kids and Mary Poppins. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lots of nannies are special; this one is a special agent. Read full book review >

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NANNY X RETURNS by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers will join Alison in hoping for more cases to come their way. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Is Nanny X of the Nanny Action Patrol too old for the spy game? Read full book review >

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HOW TO BEHAVE AT A TEA PARTY by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fizzy and sweet if not exactly groundbreaking. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With such a mischievous little brother, what's a young hostess to do? Read full book review >

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THE SCHMUTZY FAMILY by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Delightful and unpretentious in its approach to welcoming the Sabbath. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The Schmutzy family, appropriately named for their carefree exploration of all things messy, cleans up perfectly at the end of each week for a proper Sabbath celebration. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BEHAVE AT A DOG SHOW by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An entertaining but somewhat frantic tale, illustrating that homemade fun often wins over 'official' competition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Siblings Julia and Charles take their bulldog, Rexie, to a dog show in this sequel to How to Behave at a Tea Party (2014).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM BOY by Mary Crockett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"Hits the chick-lit and romance buttons, adding suspense and an intriguing idea as well for nicely rounded entertainment. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
The worlds of dreams and reality mix in chem class. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TREE! by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Ingenuous and sweet. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees, Joni strives to create a celebration befitting her old majestic tree. Read full book review >

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THIS IS JUST A TEST by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A nostalgic and heartwarming period coming-of-age comedy. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In the months leading up to his bar mitzvah, David Da-Wei Horowitz deals with a host of middle school crises, from bickering grandmas and trouble talking to his crush to fearing the possibility of nuclear fallout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME FOR A SPELL by Madelyn Alt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Fans of Alt's Bewitching Mysteries will enjoy an unanticipated ending along with the eminently predictable continuing romance."
Maggie O'Neill's search for a new apartment in Stony Mill, Ind., leads her to yet another murder. Read full book review >

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A WITCH IN TIME by Madelyn Alt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2010

"Maggie's sixth (Where There's a Witch, 2009, etc.) is for those who like a little mystery with their romance."
Though Maggie O'Neill isn't overly impressed by her witchlike powers, she can't help but be pleased when a little voice in her ear helps solve a murder. Read full book review >

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ON SHIPS AT SEA by Madelyn M. Arnold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1992

From the author of Bird-Eyes (1988—a novel about life in an insane asylum), more cause for dispiritment in the form of 14 short stories, the majority of which concern the traumas of lesbian relationships in a decidedly locked-in-the-closet world. Read full book review >