Search Results: "Nanette Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S A BEAR IN THE BATH! by Nanette Newman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A jaunty readaloud that would also be especially appropriate for dramatic play. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's the dialogue that shines in this British actor's story about a little girl who finds a huge bear in her garden and, at his forthright, childlike prompting, invites him in. ``Jam'' helps himself to food, turns on the radio, teaches Liza to tango, decries the absence of trees in her bedroom, and generally talks and behaves like an outspoken two-year-old. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL YOU BE, GRANDMA? by Nanette Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Ideal as a beginning exploration of fantasy or as a discussion starter about future careers. (Picture book.3-5)"
Little Lily asks her beloved grandma, "What do you think you'll be when you grow up?" Read full book review >

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ORPHAN IN AMERICA by Nanette L. Avery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"A beautifully written, effortlessly measured historical novel."
Three generations of a family venture west in this engaging, intricately embroidered 19th-century historical epic by Avery (Jars in a Pioneer Town, 2010, etc.). 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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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 >

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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 >

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SEA OTTER HEROES by Patricia Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A thoughtfully organized and attractively presented example of science in the field. (source notes, glossary, bibliography, suggested resources, index). (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
A young scientist's doctoral research reveals a surprising relationship between sea grasses and sea otters in a California bay. Read full book review >

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DEAD END GAME by Christopher Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 1994

"At first the novel makes too many concessions to out-of- towners (opening chapters read as if written for Martians), but Newman eventually settles into a high-pitched groove: fast and strictly hardball."
The seventh volume in Newman's Precinct series is his first in hardcover, and he's earned it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSED IN THE BLOOD by Sharan Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"A score of subplots, a plethora of mostly unmemorable characters, and a glut of bloody encounters—all make for a wearying, no doubt historically correct, chronicle."
Another chapter in the 12th-century life of Catherine LeVendeur (Strong As Death, 1996, etc.), now living in Paris with husband Edgar, son of Scottish Lord Waldeve, and their infant son James. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAGO by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1993

"A shot at the transcendental, with fantasy to splurge."
Once again, Newman (The Night Mayor, 1990; Bad Dreams, 1991)- -in his best effort yet—strives to deepen the horror-novel genre, or give it new levels. Read full book review >

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TO WEAR THE WHITE CLOAK by Sharan Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Newman makes it well worth the contemporary effort necessary to probe motives that are obscure because they're medieval, while never forgetting the more deeply mysterious issues underlying social change."
After a decade of marital and sleuthing partnership in 12th-century France, merchant's daughter Catherine LeVendeur and her noble husband Edgar find themselves, in midlife, assuming parental responsibilities and salvaging family finances in a world upended by social chaos. Read full book review >