Search Results: "Nicole Rutten"


BOOK REVIEW

NOT YET, ROSE by Susanna Leonard Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A solid addition to the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hill beautifully portrays the seesawing emotions a young mouse feels in the transition time before becoming a big sister. Read full book review >

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BECOMING NICOLE by Amy Ellis Nutt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A timely, significant examination of the distinction between sexual affinity and sexual identity."
How a politically conservative middle-class family defended their transgender daughter against bigotry and won a groundbreaking legal victory affirming gender identity. 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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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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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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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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FOREST DARK by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An ambitiously high-concept tale that mainly idles in a contemplative register."
Two American visitors to Israel undergo separate but similar metamorphoses in this cerebral novel by Krauss (Great House, 2010, etc.). 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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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 >

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QUENCH YOUR THIRST WITH SALT by Nicole Walker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2013

"Highly emotional and intensely thought-provoking."
Earthquakes, erosion and other terrors of terra firma parallel the crumbling world of a young Mormon woman who slowly watched her father drink himself to death. Read full book review >

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I, IAGO by Nicole Galland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Too bad the switch from empathetic protagonist into villain is not quite believable, because until then Iago and Emilia are magic."
Galland (Crossed, 2008, etc.) takes on one of literature's greatest villains and tries to make him sympathetic. Read full book review >