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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MOON BEARS by Mark Newman
by Mark Newman, photographed by Mark Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pair this with the collages and more lyrical text of Brenda Z. Guiberson and Ed Young's Moon Bear (2010) to extend the conversation with young readers and listeners. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A wildlife photographer's images and accompanying descriptions of individual Asian moon bears from animal-rescue centers in Vietnam and China introduce these appealing creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIPPO! NO, RHINO! by Jeff Newman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Engaging, if mannered. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this oddball but ultimately tender zoo episode, a clueless keeper carelessly posts a sign identifying a rhino as a hippo—to the rhino's loudly expressed objections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAILBAIT by Lesléa Newman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 14, 2005

"Unfortunately, however, the characters are unremarkable and the 1970s setting adds nothing but outdated slang to the story. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-going-on-sixteen, Andi is bored, lonely and cynical in 1970s suburbia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUNTAIN AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD by Robert Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Newman, intent on the novel of ideas, allows three interesting characters to be swamped by intellectual overflow."
Private (or corporate) power vs. people (or worker) power in this latest evocation of the war between the haves and have-nots: a US debut for British author Newman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >