Search Results: "Ruth Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

MOON DREAMS by Ruth Martin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A lovely, slumberous story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Luna, who loves the moon, wonders where it goes by day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EICHMANN BEFORE JERUSALEM by Bettina Stangneth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"A rigorously documented, essential work not only about Eichmann's masterly masquerade, but also about how we come to accept appearances as truth."
A riveting reconstruction of a fanatical National Socialist's obdurate journey in exile and appalling second career in Argentina. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF STORMS by Ruth Hatfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2015

"A powerfully conceived and executed story that adds a wholly original element to the fantasy genre. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Confident storytelling lays a solid foundation for Book 1 of this original middle-grade fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEARCH FOR BELLE PRATER by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2005

"It doesn't hurt to say that Woodrow finds his mama, and most—but not all—of the magic comes from loving and giving. (Fiction. 8-12)"
All of the readers who longed to know what happened to Woodrow Prater's mom from the Newbery Honor Belle Prater's Boy (1996) will be deeply satisfied by this elegantly conceived sequel with its tiny glints of magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WENT TO THE BAY by Ruth Miller
Released: March 1, 1999

"The frogs in every spread will gratify find-and-point toddlers and other young listeners. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An airy, light look at one boy's day at the bay. Read full book review >