Search Results: "Robin Spielberg"


BOOK REVIEW

Naked on the Bench by Robin Spielberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A well-paced musical memoir about the value of perseverance."
A debut memoir of one woman's quest to become a successful concert pianist, and the setbacks and triumphs she meets along the way. Read full book review >

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UNINVITED DAUGHTERS by Elinor Spielberg
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A writer to watch."
An unpretentious first novel, set mostly in northern Vermont, that says many wise and witty things about love and life. Read full book review >

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HEARSAY by Peter Spielberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 1992

"His latest has wit but little substance; it goes down pleasantly but doesn't add up to much."
Picaresque tale somewhat in the manner of Swift's Gulliver's Travels, by the author of The Hermetic Whore (1977) and Crash- Landing (1985). Read full book review >

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A CHICKEN FOLLOWED ME HOME! by Robin Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A delightful and informative book for families wanting to raise chickens or learn where eggs come from. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In her first foray as solo writer and illustrator, Page, Steve Jenkins' frequent collaborator (and spouse), presents a child-friendly Q-and-A to prepare children for the titular eventuality. Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE THE BABY by Robin Ballard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Though this child is meant to be a model, he seems more patient and helpful than many children would be. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This effort would fall into the "new sibling issues" category, the premise laid out on the first page, "I used to be the baby, but now I am big. Read full book review >

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PLEASE PICK ME UP, MAMA! by Robin Luebs
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2009

From the moment she wakes until bedtime, a young raccoon alternates between seeking her mother's attention and voicing her yearning for independence. Read full book review >

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MARMALADE AND THE MAGIC BIRDS by Robin Harris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"No magic here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intrepid orange cat and a larcenous magician are the protagonists of this offbeat tale. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTWOOD by Robin Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Tamer than the virulent version by Jane Yolen and Charles Mikolaycak (Tam Lin, 1990), this does not include Elaine's pregnancy, instead relying on the artwork to picture her pining away for her love. (Folktale. 7-10)"
In this lush retelling of the Celtic tale of Tam Lin, the daughter of the Earl of March is drawn by music to the forest that has become the home of the dreaded Elfin Queen. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Emotionally astute, with a few gaps. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A relationship between Gretchen, who identifies as a lesbian, and Toni, whose gender identity evolves, suffers growing pains when the two attend college in different cities. Read full book review >

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GAME OF FLAMES by Robin Wasserman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"If readers are going to pick up and stick with the next book, it may need just a bit more soap opera in it. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Project Alpha (2015) is a soap opera in disguise—and more.Read full book review >

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DITCHED by Robin Mellom
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"For readers with a funny bone that needs a tingle, this should hit the spot. (Comic romance. 12 & up)"
Zany comedy dominates this romp through the prom night from Hell. Read full book review >