Search Results: "Nancy Krulik"


BOOK REVIEW

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SNIFF FOR by Nancy Krulik
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"Not much to chew on here. (London facts) (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Magical travel, doggy style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH! by Nancy Krulik
by Nancy Krulik, illustrated by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"With its promising high concept and laced with plenty of wry humor, this series opener has broad appeal—a good choice for reluctant readers. (Science fiction. 6-9)"
It's tough to be the new kid in school; when the school is on the strange planet your family's spaceship just crashed on, the challenges only mount. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE NO FAIR! by Nancy Krulik
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"More premise than plot, but it's funny enough to keep fledgling readers turning pages. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When Logan Applebaum's mother sends him to school with the android "cousin" she's invented, the white boy finds it difficult to keep Java's manufactured identity a secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A graceful meditation on the power of perseverance and triumph of human nature through the darkest times, this story will captivate and inspire readers."
Krulik relates the Holocaust story of lovers Gerd and Inge in a compelling, keenly accurate narrative voice. Read full book review >

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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

THE FORGOTTEN RABBIT by Nancy Furstinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2014

"Wearing its heart on its sleeve, this story has a mission, but it's a worthy one. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Bella the rabbit narrates this earnest story about caring for pet rabbits in the home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For Tillman, predictability and preciosity have been profitable, and this is likely to be another best-seller to add to her list. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of Tillman's sentimental rhyming couplets, pretty pictures and relentlessly positive worldview will welcome this vision of a happy heaven populated by pampered pets, ethereal angels and friendly animals of all sorts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCH THE COOKIE! by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Serve this sweet friendship story with a fresh cookie and a glass of milk. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Mousey bravely defends his best friend's cookie from a host of hungry creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS MORNING SAM WENT TO MARS by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Valid the strategies may be, but it would be hard to present them in a less convincing way; it's 100 percent bibliotherapy. (Picture book. 6-9, adult)"
A perfunctory story barely masks a corrective agenda for children with major or minor attention issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUS DRIVER by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"The thin story, lackluster text and the missed opportunity in the illustrations add up to make this one to skip—for tales of lost toys, stick with Karen Beaumont and David Catrow's Where's My T-R-U-C-K? (2011) or Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny books. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Written for a slightly younger audience, this lacks the sparkle and story that mark Poydar's other books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUSY LITTLE SQUIRREL by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"An appealing nature lesson for the very young, abetted by direct, simple text and the pictures' subtle detail and attractive composition. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When winter nears, Squirrel begins his preparations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FAMILY IS FOREVER by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"High-end bibliotherapy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Any parent and young child involved in adoption can relate to cozy well-composed snapshots of the generic experience, especially with the perky voice of the adoptee narrating. Read full book review >