Search Results: "Nicola Moon"


BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE TELLS TIME by Nicola Moon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Unfortunately, the story is not one for aspiring clock watchers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Time is a difficult concept for children, one that doesn't get any easier with the reading of this tale. Read full book review >

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LUCY'S PICTURE by Nicola Moon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Lucy's easy acceptance of her grandfather's special needs and her enthusiastic labors will warm the hearts of all; Ayliffe uses bold forms, cut-outs, strong lines and crayon-bright colors to convey the ebullient scenes and the small girl's zeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's grandfather is coming to visit and she wants to make him a picture. Read full book review >

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TICK-TOCK, DRIP-DROP! by Nicola Moon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Polished prose, rhythmic and repeated sound effects, and amusing and appealing illustrations add up to satisfying whole that will be enjoyed as a bedtime story for preschoolers and as a read-aloud in story hours with bedtime or noise themes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rabbit and Mole are roommates who share a cozy underground home in this delightful bedtime story with a cacophony of cumulative sound effects. Read full book review >

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MY MOST FAVORITE THING by Nicola Moon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Moon (Penguins in the Fridge, 1996, etc.) has crafted a beautiful story celebrating all the love a young girl has to give. (Picture book.4 -8)"
Young children are capable of boundless empathy, as this charming story illustrates. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS IN THE FRIDGE by Nicola Moon
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1996

"The growth of the penguin family strains credibility slightly, but Day's lighthearted illustrations capture the chaos comically, especially Joe's creative frenzy, his quizzical mother, and all those birds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe wants a pet but his mother doesn't. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2012

"Inspiring but not universal. (Anthology. 14 & up) "
To hear the more than 50 contributors tell it, one might think that queer adults mostly end up living in ritzy corners of New York City and becoming published authors. Read full book review >

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SPARROW by Sarah  Moon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Both inspiring and useful for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In a world where everyone else seems to know how to get along, Sparrow Cooke, an eighth-grade black girl in Brooklyn, finds solace in flying like a bird whenever she's uncomfortable, until the day comes when that's no longer an option. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF BETRAYAL by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Readers hungry for more dragons, elves, mages and gnomes will find exactly what they're looking for."
The third installment in Moon's Paladin's Legacy series (Kings of the North, 2011, etc.) is a solid if unremarkable fantasy tale, with some rousing action and intriguing plot twists. Read full book review >

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COMMAND DECISION by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Strong female leads, terrific action and complications aplenty: should grab existing fans and win new converts."
Another entry in Moon's family saga about the powerful space-trader Vatta family (Marque and Reprisal, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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GAIA WARRIORS by Nicola Davies
NATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"One could quibble with the weight given various topics, but overall this is an enjoyable and comprehensive summary marred only by its complete lack of documentation. (afterword, more resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Just in time for Earth Day comes this wide-ranging look at global climate change, which answers common questions and introduces people and organizations from around the world who are doing something about it. Read full book review >

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FLESHMARKET by Nicola Morgan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Here's harrowing reading—made all the more so by the closing revelation that Knox and his practices are drawn from life. (historical note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
A psychological study made stomach-churningly intense by its squalid 19th-century setting and gruesome historical milieu. Read full book review >

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AN EXPERT IN MURDER by Nicola Upson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"<\b>The actual Josephine Tey, of course, wrote the historical gem The Daughter of Time (1951) and seven other classic murder mysteries. Though not up to Tey's standards, Upson's debut is a most promising valentine."
A detective inspector and a real-life writer team up to solve several murders in 1930s London. Read full book review >