Search Results: "Robert Sharenow"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL IN THE TORCH by Robert Sharenow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Exciting if at times disquieting in its realism. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
When her mother dies in quarantine at Ellis Island, 12-year-old Sarah has no hope of being admitted to America on her own. Read full book review >

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THE BERLIN BOXING CLUB by Robert Sharenow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 17, 2011

"A fine one-two punch with the author's previous powerful work, My Mother the Cheerleader (2007). (sources) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The historically freighted match between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling forms the backdrop for this compelling coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER by Robert Sharenow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 24, 2007

"However, the characters are rather two-dimensional, and the narrative lacks the emotional and psychological depth necessary to fully engage. (author's note) (Historical fiction. YA)"
In 1960s New Orleans, 13-year-old Louise recounts the events that led to her mother Pauline's withdrawal from the "Cheerleaders," a group of mothers who gathered each morning outside of William Franz Elementary School to protest integration by heckling Ruby Bridges, the first African-American girl to attend the school. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

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BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC BEN by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience. (Biography. 8-14)"
A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST AMAZING NIGHT BOOK by Robert Crowther
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Second, and an old problem at that, for institutional use: The book is not sturdy, and won't hold up to repeat viewings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cross between a book and a toy: Readers are invited to lift flaps, pull tabs, and turn wheels and watch windows open and close, trains and airplanes move, movies run, and Ferris wheels spin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE WITCH MAGIC by Robert Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A promising debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Broomhelga likes to imagine the wicked deeds she would do if she ever got a chance; then, when little Wanda, a cheerful trick- or-treater, comes dauntlessly into her house and begs for a broomstick ride, Broomhelga obliges—only to discover that Wanda's delight is the best reward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS STORY by Robert Sabuda
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This memorable interpretation will appeal to collectors of pop-up books and Christmas stories and to Christian families who would like a special version of the Nativity story to share on Christmas Eve. (Pop-up picture book/religion. 4 & up)"
The renowned paper engineer offers a retelling of the Nativity story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"One romping celebration of boyhood to read again and again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"What are little boys made of?" In Neubecker's hands, the answer is a whole lot of fun! Read full book review >

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WOW!  OCEAN! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"This ideal post-aquarium-visit souvenir has similar child appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The excitement of the ocean world from the beach to the deep and all between is conveyed by the jam-packed illustrations in this celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOW! SCHOOL! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"As a celebration of that nearly universal experience, the first day of school, it is nothing other than perfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having conquered New York City and the rest of the United States (Wow! Read full book review >