Search Results: "Nikki Van Noy"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A gauzy, PG-13 love letter from NKOTB to the throngs of faithful women responsible for making their rock-star dreams come true."
The story of how five boys from Boston rose from nothing to become unlikely international recording stars in the late 1980s—and the more interesting story of the legion of devoted "Blockheads" that has sustained them ever since. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"An adequate resource for hardcore DMB fans content to have their sycophantic reverence for the band repeatedly reinforced."
Light, fan-friendly look at one of today's most successful American touring bands. Read full book review >

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NIKKI GRIMES
by Megan Labrise

When the opportunity to read aloud arises, acclaimed poet Nikki Grimes shines.

“Oh, I love to read, whether it’s to a single person or an audience,” says Grimes, who spoke with Kirkus by phone from her home in Corona, California. “I’ve found that we really don’t grow out of the love of being read to—I have friends who occasionally ...


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A WORD TO THE WISE
by Julie Danielson

If I were an educator who taught poetry, I’d be pleased with the wide array of contemporary poetry selections out there today. From picture books, to illustrated middle-grade books, to free verse YA novels, to a few other options in between, there are talented poets in the field who are consistently innovating, working with publishers willing to try new things ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIRD by Noy Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An admirable tour de force of imagery and linguistic pyrotechnics, but the endless talk about passion eventually pours cold water over the initial fiery energy, turning a novel about heightened emotions into a trudge."
In this brief, fiercely erotic novel, a woman who appears enveloped in conventional domesticity clings to memories of the dangerously bohemian life she shared with her former lover. Read full book review >

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WHAT BEGINS WITH BIRD by Noy Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Risk-taking, ambitious prose: sometimes deeply affecting, sometimes merely affected."
Second collection of stories from National Book Award nominee Holland (The Spectacle of the Body, 1994). Read full book review >

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THE SPECTACLE OF THE BODY by Noy Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"An intriguing new voice, at the moment a little too enamored of showy cadenzas and neglectful of basic melody."
Holland (Writing/Univ. of Florida) uses a fluttery and potent style in this debut collection of short stories, but she often indulges in excesses of imagery and language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A CAT by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Purrrrfect for beginning readers and little artists with an eye for fine cut-paper compositions and craftsmanship. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A watchful kitten shadows a big cat to learn the fundamentals of feline life. Read full book review >

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OH, BROTHER! by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Ideal for kids coping with new step-siblings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
When his mother remarries, a young boy resents his new stepbrother until he discovers they have a lot in common. Read full book review >

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QUEEN VICTORIA AT HOME by Michael De-la-Noy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Historians won't find much here, but general readers with an interest in Queen Vickie will enjoy De-la-Noy's account, however incidental."
A portrait of the ruler as a young pool shark. 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 >