Search Results: "Nick Maland"


BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE FOR MIDDLE by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Iffy as this idea might be, it carries a big dose of reassurance, and there's a logic to the lunch and bridge bits that fretful human Middles might accept. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Younger readers unsatisfied with the rather evasive answer offered to a middle child in Barbara Shook Hazen's Who's Your Favorite Monster, Mama?, illustrated by Maryann Kovalski (2006), may be happier with this take on the topic, though their bookend siblings probably won't. Read full book review >

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YOU’VE GOT DRAGONS by Kathryn Cave
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Paradoxically, young readers will likely derive more benefit from this if an adult is on hand to share, interpret, and discuss. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Toothy but disarmingly tubby dragons stand in for childhood worries in this light-toned bit of therapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISHING FOR TOMORROW by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"The result is storytelling magic. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Sequels to beloved classics penned by contemporary authors have at best a mixed track record, and the author of the quirky Casson family novels makes an unlikely successor to Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUM YUM! by Mara Bergman
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Sweet with a pinch of spice, this rhyming read-aloud serves up one flavorful treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Katie, James and their little dog Harry are aspiring chefs, but there's one (or more) too many cooks in this kitchen in this humorous offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNIP SNAP! by Mara Bergman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"No diecuts, but still a good alternative to Ed Emberley's classic Go Away, Big Green Monster (1992). (Picture book. 6-8)"
When an alligator chews open the door and comes creeping, creeping through their apartment, are Marissa, Eva and Jonathan afraid? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER WHO WOULD NOT SLEEP! by Mara Bergman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A warm and fuzzy homage to Sendak's Max and his wild things guaranteed to lull little ones into their own night-time adventures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy who "couldn't and didn't and would not sleep" prefers to stay awake and play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BLUE WHALE by Nicola Davies
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1997

"This unassuming book is teeming with new discoveries upon each rereading. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
Conversational text and soft, crosshatched pen-and-ink illustrations ebb and flow in a fluid look at the largest mammal ever to inhabit the earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK OF TIME by Anne Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

With its earnestly wholesome principles, the progressive little school in Alcott, N.H., could have been designed by Bronson Alcott himself; but despite the idealistic pedantry of its founder/headmaster (who prefers the title ``Fugleman''), what goes on among its eight pupils (who are markedly smarter than their ``mentors'' [teachers]) is farce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NICK ADAMS STORIES by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1972

"There are eight new stories constituting 40% of the book and extending its interest as unpublished rather than merely republished Hemingway."
A short preface by Philip Young explains the raison d'etre of this presentation of the Nick Adams stories which here are arranged chronologically and therefore provide a continuity — from child to adolescent to soldier to writer — and reveal the character developmentally. Read full book review >