Search Results: "Ruth Davis Konigsberg"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A pithy review of our grief culture, its wobbly underpinnings and the frequently opportunistic industry that preys upon it."
Journalist Konigsberg gives serious grief to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, her mantric theory and her many spawn. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE POCKET by Bill Konigsberg
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"What is clear however, and what readers should take away, is that despite the price, there are great rewards to being who you are. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this unusual hybrid that juxtaposes hard-hitting, play-by-play football action with scenes of psychological soul-searching, a gay high-school football player is publicly shoved out of the closet and then has to cope with the aftermath. Read full book review >

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HONESTLY BEN by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A fresh, insightful, inspiring take on what it means to come out. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Not your average boarding school drama. Read full book review >

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THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"Equal parts funny and profound. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A straight, white wisecracking atheist from New York City finds both his mind and heart opened when he spends a summer in Billings, Montana, with his estranged, dying father. Read full book review >

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OPENLY STRAIGHT by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"An eye-opening story of wish fulfillment. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Going back into the closet isn't as easy as it seems. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RELATION by Eric Konigsberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The kind of man who makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up—and readers get to enjoy the creepy thrills without actually having to meet him face-to-face."
Disconcerting profile by journalist Konigsberg of his father's Uncle Heshy, a murderous freelance gangster. Read full book review >

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A CASTLE FULL OF CATS by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Charming, expressive and surprising. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wouldn't anyone be happy with a castle full of cats? Read full book review >

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CHICKEN, PIG, COW AND THE CLASS PET by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A lighthearted glimpse reveals how stuffed animals will play when their child (and their teacher) is away. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three toys take an unexpected field trip. Read full book review >

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HOLLY by Ruth Brown
by Ruth Brown, illustrated by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"As a paean to a cat, it is sweet; as a Christmas gift for a cat lover, it is lovely; as a child's book, it misses the mark. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slight holiday offering presents Holly, a kitten adopted at Christmastime (hence her name), and follows her as she overcomes an initial shyness and establishes herself firmly in the family's affections. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET TIMES FOUR by Ruth Brown
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"An appealing and intriguing introduction to the concept of language. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
A noted illustrator selects 26 words that happen to begin with the same letter in English, Spanish, French, and German and provides handsome, creatively bordered paintings and pronunciations for each. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN MARE, THE FIREBIRD, AND THE MAGIC RING by Ruth Sanderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Architecture, forest and river vistas, rich interiors, and the fabulous orange-gold firebird are brilliantly painted, and despite some strain in the plot, the story holds together well. (Picture book/folktale. 8-11)"
Sanderson has combined motifs from several Russian fairytales and illustrated them with sumptuous oils likewise full of Russian themes, splendid colors and textures, and wonderful figures that might be portraits in their verisimilitude. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE PARTY? by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Not likely to be much of a surprise even for diapered cake eaters, but this uncomplicated, feel-good debut is definitely a charmer. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Georgie the cat is eager to throw a party—but none of his friends can come! Bummer. Read full book review >