Search Results: "Natalie Murrow"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG CARROT/DIE GROOT WORTEL by Ancri Swanepoel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"An intriguing approach to learning a foreign language but rough around the edges: possibly of greatest interest to students of sign languages. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad instructional/story app. 5-8)"
An instructional tool for learning South African Sign Language is built around a distant cousin of "The Great Big Enormous Turnip." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHALE by Vita Murrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Wordless, with masterful artwork and an intriguing narrative undertow, this whale's tale will transfix. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Two tenacious preteens (one lanky, long-haired, and light-skinned, the other bespectacled, short-haired, and slightly darker-skinned) strive to get to the briny bottom of a 50-year-old local legend and prove the Great Spotted Whale swims in their town's harbor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHINO’S GREAT BIG ITCH! by Natalie Chivers
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Pretty but imperfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who can scratch in just the right place? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUB by Natalie Babbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"Not to mention the dog,' says Babbitt in dedicating the book to her human models, and she doesn't; all the same, it's a delight and steals the show, as she doubtless intended. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The King and Queen are at odds: he says "too many toys" will make the Prince "soft and silly"; she says the many lessons with the King will leave him "dry and dusty." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A RECIPE FOR DISASTER by Natalie Riess
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 21, 2017

"A genre-buster, for sure, and a delightful mashup at that. (Graphic science fiction. 12-adult)"
In this graphic-novel sequel, a human chef must battle her way out of a murderous intergalactic cooking show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SNICKER OF MAGIC by Natalie Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Although pacing is sometimes difficult, this tale offers all the other earmarks of fine storytelling, including colorful, eccentric characters, an original, highly likable narrator and a mighty 'spindiddly' plot. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
The protagonist of this debut joins a growing list of endearing young girls from the South, and it's an extra bonus that her new best friend and mentor is a boy whose method of transportation, without fanfare, just happens to be a wheelchair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW by Natalie Whipple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"With unwavering BFFs, stolen kisses, red herrings and a variety of spells, there's something for chick-lit, romance, mystery and fantasy fans alike. (Supernatural romance. 13-18)"
If being an adolescent already feels like a curse, try life as a modern teenage witch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE by Natalie Standiford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An unlikely love story set in an unusual time and place; there are no happy endings or easy resolutions here. (Romance. 14 & up)"
A young woman studying abroad in Leningrad in the early 1980s falls for a young man she meets there in this uniquely suspenseful romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY by Natalie Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A bouquet of quirks, whimsy, sweetness, and magic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl awaiting her destiny must uncover lost treasure to save her home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2002 by Natalie Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An elite grouping of very readable and informative articles on some of today's most challenging and colorful scientific issues."
Splendid anthology of the year's finest science and nature articles, curated and introduced by the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANANA ROSE by Natalie Goldberg
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Well crafted but also a little silly. (Author tour)"
A writer who writes about writing (Long Quiet Highway, 1993, etc.) writes her first novel about...a painter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2007

"Not everything is as easy as pie (or pi) to grasp, and therein lies the excitement and challenge of science, masterfully conveyed here."
Decrying smug scientific illiteracy, New York Times science writer Angier (Woman, 1999, etc.) deftly sets forth the universally accepted principles underlying basic science that everyone should understand. Read full book review >