Search Results: "Nora Hilb"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A GIFT! by Gabriela Keselman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Very little fun and lots of preaching do not make a good story. If the lesson is to give away all your stuff until you have nothing left, what child wants to learn that? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anthropomorphic animals enact something of a frenzy of giving and receiving. Read full book review >

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MAMA’S WILD CHILD/PAPA’S WILD CHILD by Dianna Hutts Aston
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Nicely done. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While one among many in the "If I were your . . . Read full book review >

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LITTLE CHICK AND MOMMY CAT by Marta Zafrilla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Works equally well at promoting acceptance of differences and as a general read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Talk about your nontraditional families… Little Chick was just an egg when Mommy cat, who can't have kittens of her own, adopted him from a hen with too many chicks to feed. Read full book review >

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WIGGLE GIGGLE TICKLE TRAIN by Nora Hilb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An enthusiastic salute to the power of imagination. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The imagination of preschoolers gets a boost of realism from photographs in this collaboration. Read full book review >

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SLITHER SLIDE, WHAT'S OUTSIDE? by Simon Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Yet another spark for young imaginations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Similar to Hilb's Wiggle Giggle Tickle Train (with co-author Sharon Jennings and photographer Marcela Cabezas Hilb, 2009), this imaginative romp shows kids using nature to fuel their creative play through all the seasons of the year. Read full book review >

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LEO’S TREE by Debora Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A tried-and-true theme, pleasantly iterated. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In a sort of prequel to The Giving Tree, Leo's father plants a "scratchy, branchy" linden in the yard to mark Leo's birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWANS & KLONS by Nora Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Although aimed at LGBT readers and despite its unevenness, philosophical dystopia fans of all orientations will find much to appreciate in this story that tackles big ideas. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
In an idyllic all-female future, Rubric and Salmon Jo's luxurious life is disrupted by their Utopia's dark side. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT SNOW by Nora Martin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Well-meaning but ultimately obvious. (Fiction. YA)"
A Montana teen flirts with involvement with a white-supremacist movement, and then fights to keep his brother out of it. Read full book review >

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MAMA ROCKS THE EMPTY CRADLE by Nora DeLoach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 1998

"Apart from ancient family secrets and low-octane detection, fans will be treated to a third constant: mouthwatering soul food on both sides of the tracks."
James Covington's Labrador retriever, Midnight, likes to wander. Read full book review >

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SURVIVOR IN DEATH by Nora Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Tough-talking thriller with a matchless pace."
One witness, two killers, five murders. Eve Dallas investigates. Read full book review >

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ORIGIN IN DEATH by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"While other series of this duration seem to be running out of gas, this one is just hitting its stride."
Who killed the beloved old plastic surgeon, and why is Eve Dallas so skeptical of the good doctor's sterling reputation? Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An assortment of repulsive yet funny chapters makes for a quick and enjoyable read."
A clever collection of stories and comics by debut author Thompson. Read full book review >