Search Results: "Natalie Ziarnik"


BOOK REVIEW

MADELEINE'S LIGHT by Natalie Ziarnik
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Unfortunately this slim slice of Claudel's life makes for a prim little picture book; both story and art are suffused with greeting-card optimism and sentimental speculation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A well-meaning picture-book debut features an episode from the life of a 19th-century artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATALIE WOOD by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Full of informed and intelligent observations regarding both Wood's mindset and the politics of Hollywood, but ultimately a wearying, depressing portrait. (65 photos)"
An easily familiar biography of the actress, from a personal friend who fails to connect some of the critical pieces in her puzzle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REALITY NATALIE by Katie Sparks
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An often bright and fun middle-grade novel."
In this debut novel, an 11-year-old girl hopes to win a spot as guest host on a kids' talk show, but she faces obstacles from her parents and best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Natalie and the Night Sky by Carolyn Dibb
Released: April 22, 2015

"Ideal for only children and their perfectly sized families."
A heartwarming, insightful debut children's book about an only child who wonders what it would be like to have a bigger family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATALIE AND NAUGHTILY by Vincent K. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A witty and fanciful exploration of a timeless childhood fantasy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twin girls as disparate in disposition as their names live atop their family's grandiose department store. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATALIE ON THE STREET by Ann Nietzke
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"While literary style and sympathetic perspective make this book easy to read, it is the straightforward approach to Natalie herself that makes it well worth reading."
Novelist Nietzke (Windowlight, not reviewed) effectively brings the serious problem of homelessness to a comprehensible level in her sensitive account of a few months in the life of one woman who made her home on a Los Angeles sidewalk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Good thing God forgives her—many parents would be investigating that 'spare the rod' verse. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Narrated by the self-numbered Natalie 24, an overactive five-year-old with a lot of big ideas, this Junie B. Jones knockoff packs a lot of action into a just a few pages. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE DUCKS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An energetic take on a very familiar tune. (Board book. 1-2)"
The simple rhyme is presented in a tabbed board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER, BE GOOD! by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"'If a monster is tired and grumpy, send it to bed and say, ‘GO TO SLEEP!' ' Like that would work. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A blatantly psychotherapeutic variation on Where the Wild Things Are and like empowerment fare.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROWN RABBIT IN THE CITY by Natalie Russell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Her strength remains her mix of warmly colored drawings and prints that seem lifted right out of a street scene in the West Village and strike the perfect balance between hip and cozy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Following up on Moon Rabbit (2009), Russell brings the same charm to this sequel. Read full book review >

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ELSIE TIMES EIGHT by Natalie Babbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, the slyness with which Babbitt captures the Elsies' many moods compensates, and moreover, the concept of a suddenly multiplied self, with its many advantages and disadvantages, is sure to appeal to youngsters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fairy godmother who is slightly hard of hearing wreaks arithmetic havoc in this original fairy tale from Babbitt (Ouch!, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >