Search Results: "Marjorie Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

MOLE AND THE BABY BIRD by Marjorie Newman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

An old adage ("If you love someone set them free") and a message about respect for nature combine in this sweet story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST LIKE ME by Marjorie Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"A positive suggestion for parents hoping to alleviate new-sibling-itis. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Feelings of possessiveness and jealousy emerge when Tom gets a new baby brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >

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MY NINE LIVES BY CLIO by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The whimsical journal of a cat, chronicling its nine lives, lived through the ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"Still, fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if the market was closed when you wanted to bake a pie? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAND BOOK by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A lovely tribute to growing up that will endearingly mature with its readers. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Through simple drawings of hands in action, Newman deftly illustrates both the progress of a person's life and the cyclical—and hopeful—nature of the human condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE AND SEE THE U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"The rustic, lush illustrations, however, are as delicious as a cherry pie right from the oven, and for readers who really want to make one, there's a simple recipe included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The visuals take the cake, or rather the pie, in this folksy jaunt across the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Priceman's wonderful, vivacious black-ink and watercolor paintings—packed with comical details—add motion and buoyancy to an already soaring tale of a historic hot-air balloon ride. (author's note, brief history of Montgolfier's balloons) (Picture book. 4-8)"
On September 19, 1783, thousands of people visited Versailles to witness the launching of the Montgolfier brothers' new-fangled hot-air balloon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAILBAIT by Lesléa Newman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 14, 2005

"Unfortunately, however, the characters are unremarkable and the 1970s setting adds nothing but outdated slang to the story. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-going-on-sixteen, Andi is bored, lonely and cynical in 1970s suburbia. Read full book review >

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THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR by Gary Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Seb's verve and impulsiveness infuse the tale with an infectious charm that carries it through some of its more arcane episodes. Newman's fiction debut isn't always taut, but it's consistently, intelligently entertaining."
Intellectual curiosity entices a young Englishman into a dangerous investigation of his grandfather's checkered past. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNTAIN AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD by Robert Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Newman, intent on the novel of ideas, allows three interesting characters to be swamped by intellectual overflow."
Private (or corporate) power vs. people (or worker) power in this latest evocation of the war between the haves and have-nots: a US debut for British author Newman. Read full book review >