Search Results: "Samantha Berger"


BOOK REVIEW

BOO-LA-LA WITCH SPA by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2015

"The excess smothers any potential oohs and aahs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It seems even witches like to treat themselves to a bit of TLC after the frenzy of Halloween. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRANKENSTEIN by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Get ready to read this aloud a lot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Whoa. Be prepared for the intense frustrations, the moody outbursts and the green scowls of Crankenstein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA DOESN'T SHARE! by Samantha Berger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Still, for Martha's fans or for parents looking for a book to help deliver a message, this may be just the ticket. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Martha (her new favorite word is "mine") is more than a bit reluctant to share her toys with her baby brother. Read full book review >

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SNOOZEFEST by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"No snoozefest here—great fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's not Woodstock. It's not Coachella. It's SnoozeFest—and it's for sleeping! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BIGFOOT by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Nicely juxtaposes the negative what-ifs with a great list of positives and just may lead nervous readers to do the same. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bigfoot's body and feet may be larger than most, but his worries, though they feel monumental to him, will be familiar to grade schoolers. Read full book review >

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MARTHA DOESN’T SAY SORRY by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"An enjoyable introduction to what could be a new beloved character. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Martha is a pretty normal kid, for an otter—she skateboards and sings, shares her snack and makes presents, sticks out her tongue and throws things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER'S NEW UNDIES by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"If only every underwear shopping trip ended in such satisfaction. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a tattered but loved pair of underwear finally falls apart, Monster must brave Undie World to find a new pair. Read full book review >

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BABY BRIGHT by Samantha Meredith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A genial and gentle offering for the youngest readers. (Board book. 0-1)"
Simple graphics in black, white, green, yellow and gold foil introduce babies to a variety of animals and objects. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA HUNT
by Lucas Loredo

Samantha Hunt’s fiction lies in the meeting place between our common reality and the expanded reality of dreams, transformations, visitations, and conjurings. In her previous novels, teenagers communicate with the dead, a man travels through time over Queens, and men emerge from and disappear into the ocean. Hunt’s latest book, a collection of stories titled The Dark Dark, again inhabits ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PUDDING PROBLEM by Joe Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Further reading for fans of Timmy Failure and Big Nate. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
Sam Lyttle has a little problem with the truth: even when he's telling it, it isn't totally true. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 1991

"An uncommonly useful book that should be a godsend to any family have a member afflicted with manic depression."
A harrowing account of manic depression, plus information about the disease, by Diane Berger, mother of a manic-depressive son, and Lisa Berger, her sister and a free-lance writer (Parade, Vogue, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENTO'S SKETCHBOOK by John Berger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Berger's readers will see with fresh eyes."
A deceptively brief volume offers profound meditations on art, the creative process and so much more. Read full book review >