Search Results: "Nicole Katzman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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MY DOG ATE IT by Saragail Katzman Benjamin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Homework'' is sure to be a hit. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Danny feels as though he has ``no control over anything at all''; his life is flashing by too fast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"A must for multiples, the people in their lives, and anyone who wants to learn about this special bond. (sources) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
With multiples on the rise, yet the number of good books on the subject scarce, a welcome title for young twins or curious singletons. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE  by Nicole  Conway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A fantasy novel that will have readers wanting more by the time it ends, this is a worthy series opener. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Fifteen-year old Reigh, a human boy raised in an elven world, has never known what it feels like to belong. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE WILD by Nicole Helget
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Middle-grade readers will find much to think about in this beautifully written story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A struggling family in rural Michigan finds that fracking for natural gas can be positive and negative. Read full book review >

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REDEEMING EVE by Nicole Bokat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Newcomer Bokat sketches her characters with broad strokes, and though sometimes her pen slips into caricature, predominantly they're finely drawn with humor, sensitivity, and a dash of chutzpah. A fine debut."
A 1990s woman is torn between her family and her career, and fills it with compassion, good humor, and an abundance of angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Searing and somber, punctuated with illuminating flickers of hope."
Journalist Itano chronicles the state of AIDS in Africa through the eyes of three families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 10, 2016

"A levelheaded, readable manual for taking some of the chaos out of child-rearing."
A debut guidebook offers natural and common-sense approaches to child behavior problems. Read full book review >