Search Results: "Nikki Loftin"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTINGALE'S NEST by Nikki  Loftin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Unusual, finely crafted story of loss, betrayal and healing. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
A kindhearted Texas boy finds his life transformed by an enigmatic girl whose singing has the power to heal in this novel-length spin on Andersen's "The Nightingale." Read full book review >

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WISH GIRL by Nikki  Loftin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A moving, mesmerizing story of wishing, listening and hope for discerning readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A sensitive boy with a troubled past and an artistic girl whose cache of wishes has almost expired find solace and friendship in a magical valley. Read full book review >

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THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY by Nikki  Loftin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Deliciously scary and satisfying. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A pinch of Grimm, a dash of Greek mythology and a heaping helping of fresh chills make for an irresistible contemporary fairy tale centering around a food enchantment. Read full book review >

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"These soulful images never feel static—an amazing feat for such a deliberate, painstaking medium. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Readers join a mother and child on their trip to the farmers market, meeting vendors and learning how they prepare their goods for sale. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR HIGH TIDE by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"The tide has brought an extraordinary book to our shores. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A child waits for the tide to rise, working alongside Mama and Papa to construct a log raft and observing coastal creatures the whole long, hot while. Read full book review >

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APPLE by Nikki McClure
Kirkus Star
by Nikki McClure, illustrated by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This deconstructed lesson in plant regeneration, composting and life cycles will reach apple-eating readers of many ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Primitive-looking cut-paper illustrations depict an apple's travels from tree to kitchen to backpack to picnic and eventually into soil, where it takes root as a new seedling. Read full book review >

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MAMA, IS IT SUMMER YET? by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"When summer finally explodes, bringing juicy berries and abundant sunshine, mother and boy luxuriate in a baby pool, glad to have made the journey together. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A boy asks again and again, "Is it summer yet?" Read full book review >

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WORDS WITH WINGS by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inspirational exploration of caring among parent, teacher and child—one of Grimes' best. (Poetry. 8-12)"
In this delightfully spare narrative in verse, Coretta Scott King Award-winning Grimes examines a marriage's end from the perspective of a child. Read full book review >

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ON THE FLIP SIDE by Nikki Carter
Released: March 1, 2012

"Another hit for Sunday Tolliver. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The fourth installment in Carter's (Not a Good Look, 2010, etc.) Fab Life series sees R&B sensation Sunday Tolliver starting her first year at Spelman College. Read full book review >

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PLANET MIDDLE SCHOOL by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A work that should help adolescent readers find the courage and humor to grow into the individuals they already are. (Verse fiction. 9-14)"
A young tomboy comes of age on and off the basketball court. Read full book review >

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STEP TO THIS by Nikki Carter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"This is the first in the So For Real series. (Fiction. YA)"
Gia, a high-school sophomore, wants to improve her style, secure a spot on the Hi-Steppers dance squad and go on a date. Read full book review >

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NOT A GOOD LOOK by Nikki Carter
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For celebrity-drama lovers everywhere. (Urban chick lit. 12 & up)"
This genuine and delicious first installment of the Fab Life series stars down-to-earth R&B songwriter Sunday Tolliver and her high-maintenance, hip-hop-diva cousin Dreya. Read full book review >