Though almost every Christian Sunday school puts on a Christmas pageant, there are few picture books that cover this annual holiday event, especially titles accessible to preschoolers. Children preparing to be in a pageant will enjoy this, as will Engelbreit’s many adult fans.
Ultimately English ducks his own question, insisting there can be no simple answer given the overwhelming complexities involved. Yet that does not make his work less valid.
...his excellent new book...The release of Semley’s book this week will no doubt occasion another battery of celebratory odes to the Kids and their importance, their influence, their continued relevance to this day.
Domnarski’s biography reveals interesting details about the man. We see Posner privately skewering colleagues. We see him calling himself “a monster” and disdaining conventional morality.
Well-informed, scary, sobering, and sure to tick off police officers and prosecutors even as it contributes to keeping innocent people out of jail.
Fierce battles are described in detail, and historical figures such as Sitting Bull, Custer, Annie Oakley, and even Queen Victoria come to life in Cody's incredible story, as do his relations with the loving family he was born into and the tenuous one he created.
Generally speaking, Ann Patchett is a novelist who knows what she’s doing, and to read her is to feel that you’re in good hands. I just wish she’d let those reckless, exhilarated stepsiblings and their irresponsible 1970s parents get away with having fun.
...the action comes across as labored and the quest something of a grind...readers will heave a sigh of relief that the end has finally arrived.
While the technical details of some cases and the sheer volume of case studies may overwhelm the reader, the experiences and perspectives this book contains is sure to provide inspiration.
This is resolved in the best way possible and could, in the hands of a less refined writer, have become pat. MacLachlan’s treatment, however, is magical. A quiet, elegant, poignant story suffused with humor, heart, and goodness.
Exercises include crate training a cat, ensuring tranquility in multicat or multi-animal homes, and safely clipping a cat’s claws. Cat lovers will appreciate the sensible advice and in-depth explanations of feline behavior.
This affecting memoir starts slowly but gains momentum as it highlights a boy’s survival and eventual escape from North Korea...A testament to resilience, Lee’s story pulls back the curtain on life in North Korea.
Chapters are broken down by tense, from the past perfect to the future, and the story lags a bit in the past. But it takes off when Collins throws herself into language classes and funny Franglish conversations with her in-laws.
Gottlieb’s depictions of editing sessions really shine as he describes helping each author sculpt a book into its ideal form, and he conveys the enormous energy and creativity of American publishing.
The poems, several printed in both English and Japanese, are aimed at very young readers, but the biography is not; guidance from teachers or parents will likely be needed.
Amar veers too close to self-congratulation in his speculations about the influence of some of his writings. This is a missed opportunity that the knowledgeable and insightful Amar could still realize in a future book.
This might have a limited audience because of the numbers and analysis involved, but they seem to know what they are talking about when it comes to analytics.
Chee’s debut is an intricate, multilayered reading experience...An exploration of self-determination and the magic of the written word, Sefia’s story is an absorbing introduction to the Sea of Ink and Gold series.
Richly detailed and engagingly written, Croll’s captivating study is sure both to enlighten and embolden fashion-minded youth.
Inspirational storyteller and bestselling author Lucado puts a fresh spin on the birth of Jesus. Focused on God's undiscriminating love for all, Lucado blends present-day holiday traditions with the biblical account of Christ's birth.