Search Results: "Michele Steckel"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A useful if occasionally preachy introduction, this book would benefit from the inclusion of more specific details, including holidays and eating customs. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
To encourage tolerance, the photographer/authors want to help children understand similarities among Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Read full book review >

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MY TEETH by Tricycle Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2008

"The generally small size of the babies' teeth makes the counting more a thematic rack to hang the pictures on than a truly functional conceptual exercise, but given the appeal of other babies' faces to the readership, it's hard to imagine this one going far wrong. (6-12 mos.)"
From a toothless tot in South Africa to a tooth-brushing child in Ireland, bright, baby-pleasing photographs of children and their teeth fill this multicultural parade of faces. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"These stories about often-overlooked characters find sharp observations on the indignities of modern life."
Brosky's darkly witty stories describe the major and mundane problems facing ordinary Midwesterners. Read full book review >

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PINKY’S SWEET TOOTH by Michele Malkin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A gooey, triumphant follow-up to Alexa Brandenberg's Chop, Simmer, Season (1997), Philemon Sturges's Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza (1999), or other literary main courses. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to irrepressible optimism, clever publicity, and true love for her line of work, a shopowner turns a failing business around in this child's-eye view of Enterprise At Work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"A powerful story of courage and hope that should inspire others to follow trailblazers like Steckel and his students."
Inspiring account of what it takes to overcome class and ethnic barriers to gain acceptance to college. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A slim, worthwhile handbook to tackling a new cancer diagnosis."
A cancer survivor offers practical solutions for navigating a diagnosis of malignancy. Read full book review >

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I WANT A NEW LIFE by Michele Poydence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"An encouraging light read on the theme of Christian transformation."
Three friends seek out new lives in Poydence's debut religious chick-lit novel. Read full book review >

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ROSEBUSH by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"Cleverly written with a finger on the pulse of the target audience—a winner. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Fear and anticipation stalk this psychological thriller as popular, pretty Jane tries to recover from a hit-and-run accident while wondering which of her beloved friends is trying to murder her. Read full book review >

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LADY LAZARUS by Michele Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The World War II setting and supernatural cast are promising, but a great deal of the narrative feels like place-setting for the next installment."
A young Hungarian woman prepares to fend off Hitler (and his army of Nazi werewolves) in this busy supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A powerful cultural analysis. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Wucker's first book is a richly textured social history of Hispaniola. Read full book review >

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DREADFUL LIES by Michele Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 1996

"And Matilda's love affair with her surly policeman generates a chemical burn quite rare in these politically correct times."
Promising first novel about an Englishwoman living in Brussels by an Englishwoman living in Brussels. Read full book review >