Search Results: "Nancy Matz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNWILLING SACRIFICE by Nancy Matz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 2013

"An uneven supernatural romance/mystery."
In Matz's (Help! Get Me Out of This Funk, 2010) novel, a young widow moves to Washington state and becomes embroiled in an odd mystery. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY’S SHOW AND TELL by Nancy Carlson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Not all kids who suffer stage fright will be able to tap into Henry's solutions, but at least they'll know that others share in their dilemma and answers, often as not unanticipated, await their deliverance. (Picture book. 3+)"
With her bright, happy artwork and easy-to-digest storyline, Carlson tackles a case of kindergarten stage fright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAD-NEWS REPORT CARD by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Gouache-and-pencil illustrations accompany Isabel's story and perfectly reflect her worry and excitement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Isabel's class is about to get report cards, and Isabel is so excited that she gets distracted. Read full book review >