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 >

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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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CATE LINEBERRY
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Robert Smalls may be the biggest Civil War hero you’ve never heard of. With the blessing of his family and aid of the National Archives, Cate Lineberry aims to restore him to his rightful place in the pantheon of patriots in Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero.

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BOOK REVIEW

DARKEST FEAR by Cate Tiernan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"This lackluster addition to the bloated teen-paranormal-romance genre has nothing new to offer. (Paranormal romance. 13-18)"
The first book in Tiernan's Birthright series (Eternally Yours, 2012, etc.) is both predictable and unoriginal. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD BENEATH by Cate Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An intricately written novel with an ironic eye for modern vulnerability in the face of a primordial wilderness."
In this debut novel from Australian Kennedy (Dark Roots, 2008, etc.), a father takes his estranged daughter on a trek through the Tasmanian wilderness that proves spiritually, mentally and physically grueling, and not just for them. Read full book review >

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TWIG BENDERS by Cate Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2014

"An often engaging look at the daily lives of those in a thankfully bygone era."
Young-adult readers will enjoy the memorable characters in Bailey's fictionalized memoir about her small-town childhood in segregated 1950s Kentucky. Read full book review >

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JUST A SUMMER FLING  by Cate Cameron
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A bright, warm, intelligent love story from a promising new voice in romance."
Invited to Vermont by a Hollywood acquaintance, movie star Ashley Carlsen meets local handyman Josh Sullivan, who has a reputation as a local player but doesn't seem to want anything to do with her.Read full book review >

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SMOKE THE DONKEY by Cate Folsom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"A good read for Marines and their families as well as animal lovers."
The story of a Marine and the local donkey he adopted as a mascot for his troops. Read full book review >

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THE WIDOWER'S WIFE by Cate Holahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The result is one of those rare thrillers that really will keep you reading all night, especially if you pack it to take on your next Caribbean cruise."
A dogged insurance investigator suspects that a perfect wife's accidental death was anything but. He doesn't know the half of it. Read full book review >

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PALESTINE SPEAKS by Mateo Hoke
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A sympathetic view of Palestinians not to be mistaken for objective reporting."
An oral history of life in Gaza and the West Bank, obtained through interviews conducted over a period of nearly four years, lets a diversity of Palestinians speak their minds about their situations. Read full book review >