Search Results: "Nicole Tadgell"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This biographical gem places the spotlight on a friendship far ahead of its time. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Two important historical figures from separate worlds come together for the common purpose of freedom. Read full book review >

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LUCKY BEANS by Becky Birtha
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Many children today can relate to the family's challenges, which makes the timing of this picture book sadly relevant. (author's note) (Picture-book. 5-12)"
History proves cyclical with this story of an African-American family living through the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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FIRST PEAS TO THE TABLE by Susan Grigsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"History, science and a guidance lesson all rolled into one, this could surely be the spark for many a school garden. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When Ms. Garcia's students emulate Thomas Jefferson and his "first peas to the table" contest, will it bring out the best or the worst in two friends? Read full book review >

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NO MUSH TODAY by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Overall, a delightful book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After her baby brother's arrival, young Nonie must cope with the reality that she is no longer her parents' only priority. 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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REAL SISTERS PRETEND by Megan Dowd Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Adoption is such an individual event that it is difficult for one picture book to address every situation and circumstance. This is best used as a discussion starter with adopted children and for the outsiders who don't understand that adoption creates families. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-8)"
An adoption story explores the concept of "real sisters." Read full book review >

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JOSIAS, HOLD THE BOOK by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Despite the difficulties, Elvgren presents a positive look at a struggling part of the world. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
On his Haitian farm, young Josias struggles to develop his bean crop that doesn't seem to want to grow this year. 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 >