Search Results: "Nancy Hillard"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 1991

"The question remains whether grown-up children should be waiting for a parental divorce to launch them on the path to liberation."
A look at the trauma suffered by—and the possible courses of action open to—those whose parents divorce after their children are old enough to vote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 1989

You've heard it before: a species endangered by habitat destruction, trophy hunters, or natives defending their flocks or crops. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

REINDEER CHRISTMAS by Mark Kimball Moulton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"The rhyming text is rather singsong and the plot is aggressively sentimental in nature, but this author-illustrator duo has a following of fans (including adults) who enjoy their sweet-natured stories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One of Santa's reindeer loses his way and is rescued by a kind family in this tale with an old-fashioned flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZIP, ZIP...HOMEWORK by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Great visual details—check out Ms. Patience's ankle tattoo and the subtle face incorporated into the backpack's many pockets—and pointed text make for a worthwhile read. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Violet has chosen a bright pink backpack on wheels with so many openings with zippers and snaps that she doesn't really know what to do with them all, and—uh-oh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACKSON’S BLANKET by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With a non-preachy and empowering ending, this story will certainly ring true to those ready (or not quite) to give up their loveys. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's nothing not to like in this sweet tale of a boy who needs to give up his beloved blanket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GARDEN OF OPPOSITES by Nancy Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"EWSLUGp2006 for older toddlers and preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pigtailed redhead takes readers through her garden, strikingly simple graphics demonstrating such opposing pairs as a "short" caterpillar and a "long" snake, "inside" and "outside" an apple (with jaunty leaf reorienting itself in opposing directions). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEREVER YOU ARE by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"If parents want their children to feel loved, a better bet would be to find a book they'll both enjoy and share it together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY BUSINESS by Nancy  Poydar
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2003

"The final page provides the directions for making 'correct' bunny ears and the challenge to try to make Harry's incorrect pair. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Harry is sharp, but easily distracted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT, MY DUCKLING by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Old fans and new listeners will be happy to welcome Tafuri's Mama Duck and her eight adorable babies in a brand-new appearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINK BIG! by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Though the solution is overly simple, it offers attitude, which might be enough for some. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Vinney is tired of being overlooked—literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA’S LITTLE BEARS by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"As playful as a romp in the woods. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three curious bear cubs hurry around investigating their surroundings until they realize they miss their Mama and run to receive her welcoming hugs. Read full book review >