Search Results: "Nicole Gsell"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIT & STICKS by Marilyn Grohoske Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A clever connection to the natural world for young readers and listeners. (Informational picture book. 3-7) "
While a pair of swifts raises a family in their chimney, a Texas family grows as well. Read full book review >

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SAM AND BEN by Sylvia Pagán  Westphal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"A sweet story that won't rock the app world, but will still appeal to many readers (especially twins). (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A familial story of similarity and difference, as seen through the lens of twin boys. Read full book review >

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A COWBOY NAMED ERNESTINE by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This tale is a treat all the way around. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rubel (Wedding Bells for Rotten Ralph, 1999, etc.) takes a piece of Americana and extrapolates a spry tale of a spirited Irish lady in frontier Texas. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST FAMILY MEETS ITS MATCH by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Good fun, and sure to appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the 1880's, an explorer sets out for Africa; he never returns, and the Ghost family (Ivy, Igor, their parents and cat) moves in. Read full book review >

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NO MORE VEGETABLES! by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"The solution could be encouraging to other Ruthies, except if they've already heard this story they'll be wise to the bribe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Vegetables are gross!" Read full book review >

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I DARE YOU! by Nicole Maubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Light on the frissons and, except for the pop-up, durable enough to survive repeated darefests. (Novelty picture book. 3-5)"
A furry spider, a snake with a sticky tongue, and other tactile bugaboos are only preludes to a glimpse of…the scariest monster of all! Read full book review >

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IT’S HOT AND COLD IN MIAMI by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2006

"Rubel's own signature quirky pen-and-ink drawings round out the Floridian and American-Jewish milieu. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Life is difficult and puzzling for Rachel, with an identical twin sister, Rebecca, who outshines her in every way. Read full book review >

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WINTER FALLS by Nicole Maggi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Readers will eagerly await the next installment in this promising paranormal adventure. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
This first book of a planned trilogy finds 16-year-old Alessia Jacobs living in boring Twin Willows, Maine, where nothing ever happens—that is, until the mysterious Wolfe family arrives in town and Alessia's instantly drawn to their attractive son, Jonah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUSTING YOU & OTHER LIES by Nicole Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"While the central romance is engaging, the weak plotting undercuts its appeal. (Romance. 14-18)"
A romance between two teens focuses on fixing the wrong issue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST IN TRANSLATION by Nicole Mones
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"An absorbing, richly imagined, and intelligent debut. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club Selection; author tour)"
A search in China's desert interior for the remains of the Peking Man becomes a compassionate tale of new loves found and old hurts forgiven as an expat American woman serves as the group's interpreter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRICELESS by Nicole Richie
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A clichéd fairy tale, about as original as the TV movie it will inevitably become."
Another riches-to-rags-to-riches tales from celebutante author Richie. Read full book review >