Search Results: "Marijke ten Cate"


BOOK REVIEW

WHO HAS THE BIGGEST BOTTOM? by Marijke ten Cate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A quick bit of fun for fans of Bob Staake's Look! A Book! (2011) and like seek-and-find scrambles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this jolly import, spotting the largest bottom, the barest belly, the widest mouth and like superlatives in a loose gathering of children, animals and animate toys preparing to put on a circus will draw young viewers into all sorts of visual funny business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISSES by Nanda Roep
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"Ponder Goembel (1995), or, for that matter, Else Minarik's Kiss For Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (1968), this import could easily spark an intimate, giggle-inducing, parent-child bonding ritual. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When, snuggled up in bed, little Lisa raccoon asks Daddy for a kiss, she gets an entire catalogue to choose from: "Do you want . . . a witch's kiss? . . . a butterfly kiss? . . . a grandma kiss? . . . an Eskimo kiss?" Read full book review >

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THE VERY BEST DOOR OF ALL by Clara Linders
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A fairly absurd little treat made memorable by Cate's stunning artwork, with its sophisticated color and design. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cockamamie story about a cockamamie birthday present—suitable as an April Fool's joke—from Netherlanders Linders and Cate. Read full book review >

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A STRANGE DAY by Iris van der Heide
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"A breezy, kid-savvy delight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One windy day—the one on which Jack will learn if he's won the drawing contest—the postman has a mishap. Read full book review >

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TEN by Shamini Flint
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Universal themes of grappling with race, fitting in, and dealing with divorce help this story transcend cultural boundaries. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A funny, heartwarming story about a young girl who learns to manage (other people's) expectations and make her dreams come true. Read full book review >

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TEN by Gretchen McNeil
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"For murder-mystery fans, there's more than enough horror and gore to sustain this effort (and several more), making for a breathless read. (Mystery/horror. 14 & up)"
A scary gorefest of murder and mayhem, not for the faint of heart. Read full book review >

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TEN  by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A solid addition to a winning series, this provides the foundation for the characters and action in Eleven (2004). (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this prequel to The Winnie Years series, fans meet their heroine as she celebrates her 10th birthday, secure in her family's love and her identity. Read full book review >

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TEN by Rowan Hodge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Despite its breadth and minimal focus on a disturbing killer, the never-tedious story is engaging from beginning to end."
Hodge's debut thriller has an FBI agent pursuing an elusive serial killer whose murders share more than a passing resemblance to a popular TV series. Read full book review >

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TEN by Vladimir Radunsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Blue-nosed adult armadillos, nattily attired in patterned ear and tail socks, tumble with the infants across monochrome backgrounds in this bright, amiable, universally recognizable episode. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Radunsky (Mannekin Pis, p. 961, etc.) tucks plenty of counting practice into this evergreen "family" story rich with Radunsky's offbeat humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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CATE OF THE LOST COLONY by Lisa Klein
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"This robust, convincing portrait of the Elizabethan world with complex, rounded characters wraps an intriguingly plausible solution to the 'lost colony' mystery inside a compelling love story of subtle thematic depth. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
The fate of England's first American colony is the centerpiece of this engaging romance set during the reign of Elizabeth I. Orphaned at 14, Lady Cate Archer is appointed maid of honor to the queen, whose favorite, Sir Walter Ralegh, becomes infatuated with her. Read full book review >