Search Results: "Nina Rouselle De Polonia"


BOOK REVIEW

RILEY AND THE MAGICAL LAUNDRY BASKET by Chris Danielson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Riley's story isn't too bewitching, but the colorful characters along the way are worth a look. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Plump with clever visuals but never really reaching great heights in any other areas, this trip to a fantasy land isn't as magical as the title suggests. Read full book review >

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OF CATS AND MEN by Nina de Gramont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2001

"The premise is too slight, though, and the tone too tepid to sustain much interest."
Debut collection of linked stories focusing on an all-too-common contemporary type: a tense, persnickety woman on one side or another of 30, beset by vague feelings of disappointment and the dawning realization that she doesn't know it all and can't have everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY I LOVE by Nina de Gramont
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"While not romantic, Wren and Tim's relationship becomes another powerful iteration of the book's message that '[l]ove is love,' and all loves deserve respect.(Fiction. 12-18)"
Wren's infatuation with handsome charmer Tim takes on an unexpected emotional depth after Tim reveals that he is gay. Read full book review >

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EVERY LITTLE THING IN THE WORLD by Nina de Gramont
FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"As told from Sydney's point of view in an authentic adolescent voice, her growing self-awareness of 'what's discovered after losing your way' is both moving and hopeful. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A deft and poignant exploration of reproductive choices. Read full book review >

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GOSSIP OF THE STARLINGS by Nina de Gramont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"A transfixing confessional about the secret lives of dangerous girls."
Unsavory deeds at a girl's preparatory academy shatter a rare friendship between two students. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SEPTEMBER by Nina de Gramont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A fine literary whodunit from an accomplished storyteller."
A moody murder mystery infused with love and grief—and a fascination with Emily Dickinson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >

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BELOW by Nina Crews
by Nina Crews, photographed by Nina Crews
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Alternating views of Jack on the white, brightly lit steps above with Guy suspended in near darkness below, Crews expertly captures the mini-episode's drama, as well as the inexhaustible possibilities of stairs as playscapes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Using a mix of manipulated photography and line drawing, Crews places a lad with a wooden toy companion on a painted staircase next to a small, enticing hole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMEOW AND DROOLIET by Nina Laden
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Readers fond of Mary Jane Auch's equally clever animal send-ups, from Poultrygeist (2003) on, will be rolling in the aisles. (Picture book. 7-9)"
With "a wag of the tail to Shakespeare," Laden recasts the star-crossed lovers as house pets—albeit in a mix of modern and Renaissance courtly dress in the dashing, canted-perspective illustrations. Read full book review >

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CLOWNS ON VACATION by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ladeeeeez and Gentlemen: better sit down, before you fall down laughing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What do clowns do to unwind? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE HOT SUMMER DAY by Nina Crews
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"The first-person narration is simple, written in a colloquial present-tense, and progresses with the pictures to the dramatic, cooling storm. (Picture book. 2+)"
The debut of a welcome new voice and vision, in photographs of a steamy summer cityscape and remembrances of the hottest of days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Nina Töwe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"An imaginative, dramatic, and surprising rendition of Jack's famous adventure. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In this stylish retelling of the classic folk tale, penniless Jack climbs a magical beanstalk, outsmarts a greedy giant, and restores family fortunes. Read full book review >