Search Results: "Marilee Robin Burton"


BOOK REVIEW

TAIL TOES EYES EARS NOSE by Marilee Robin Burton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2011

"There are many apps with more options, extras and dazzling art and sound, but despite its similarity to 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees, And Toes,' it feels just homespun and direct enough to charm. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A simple, easy-to-navigate app featuring an assortment of animals and the titular body parts they have in common is no-frills enough to please toddlers, though parents may wish it offered a little more. Read full book review >

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ONE LITTLE CHICKADEE by Marilee Robin Burton
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A joyous bedtime counting book. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
Things start quietly in this happy rhyming story, with one little chickadee, alone in a tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BEST SHOES by Marilee Robin Burton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Just the thing to instigate dramatic play. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For each day of the week, a different child describes the shoes he or she wears (tie or tap, old or new): ``On Saturday I wore sun shoes/Just for fun shoes/Tiptoe in the sand shoes....'' But Sunday's shoes are the best: ``...no shoes/Naked feet and toe shoes/Barefoot all day long shoes/Sing a summer song shoes....'' Ransome matches the effervescent verse with light, bright paintings of kids cheerfully engaged in imaginative activities. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. GENIUS by Marilee Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Given its enduring themes, this novel from a small Catholic press has some potential for crossover appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Test results may prove that 12-year-old Gabriel Carpenter is St. Jude Middle School's only resident genius, but Mensa status sure doesn't seem to make life any easier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Humane, empathetic, and informed exploration of a frightening complex of behavior; it will be valuable to professionals, families, friends, and most of all to the cutters themselves. (Author tour)"
A compassionate and informed discussion of self-mutilation, the "addiction of the '90s,— practiced by two million or more Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Between Fires by Marilee Zdenek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A memoir that captures the opportunity that lies in loss."
A woman's triumphant tale of her struggle to rebuild herself after a disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATIENT ZERO by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"However, the writing style is engaging, the complexity of information is appropriate for a middle to high school audience, and the mysterious nature of unexplained epidemics is perfectly captured, more than compensating for the deficiencies. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Few might regard the field of epidemiology as a first-rate opportunity for sleuthing, but this fascinating effort may change that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING IT RIGHT by Marilee Peters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Restorative justice is slippery in both philosophy and practice; Peters gives readers the tools to begin to think critically about their own roles in resolving conflicts both large and small. (glossary, sources, index)(Nonfiction. 12-16)"
An overarching look at an alternative approach to punishment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2002

"The tenacity and availability of life, amply admired and admirably evoked."
From newcomer Foster, a keen and wholly lovely catalogue of seasons growing spuds in the midst of swells. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

10 RIVERS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A well-turned, involving introduction to important waterways on six of the seven continents. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Ten great rivers (well, 11, but two are kissing cousins)—and not just the obvious ones—give Peters a chance to fashion 10 fine stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTERMATH by LeVar Burton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"With this wise, above-average debut, Burton is poised to tackle bigger, more ambitious themes. (TV satellite tour)"
Actor Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, etc.) debuts with a novel set in a chaotic 21st-century US, where the assassination of the first African-American president and a disastrous earthquake centered on the New Madrid fault have precipitated social and economic collapse and civil war. Dr. Rene Reynolds has invented the Neuro-Enhancer, a device that helps the body boost its immune system to banish all disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Simply the best of the Bernstein biographies so far. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; ad/promo)"
A sensitive, well-balanced account of the great American maestro's life and works. Read full book review >