Reviews written by Nicholette Tilghman

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June 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
Crammed with Info, in a Good Way

A Place for Turtles examines the various ways humans have harmed turtles and their habitats and explores ways we can work together to help turtles gain back their environments and health. Each page also has a sidebar with information on a particular turtle species and how work has been done...

May 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Twists and Turns that Make Your Head Spin

Abby Barnes has recently had her life turned upside-down. Instead of starting college in the way she had always planned, she has plunged into the life of a budding actress, complete with the heady ego-boosts of impending fame and attention from attractive stars. That is, until her life is *really*...

May 30, 2013 (Updated: May 30, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Like Reading a Long-Forgotten Journal

Set in mid-19th-century Mississippi, this retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Bluebeard" almost immediately pulls the reader into the enchanting yet suffocating world of Wyndriven Abbey, where it's main character, Sophia, finds herself after her father's death. Thanks to her godfather, Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, Sophia is privileged at...

April 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Introduces Your Kids to the Art of Joking

Colorful illustrations and slapstick jokes round out this cute and funny joke books for little ones. I honestly didn't expect my girls, ages 2 and 4, to enjoy this as much as they do. My oldest especially has taken to the 'knock-knock' jokes included in here, and my husband even...

April 17, 2013 (Updated: April 17, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Connects with the Fighting Spirit in All of Us

Pick up this book. Behold, in your hands, you hold a magical story that will write itself on your heart. Bee is an orphan living and working with a traveling carnival who bears a large, diamond-shaped birthmark on her cheek. She has learned to hide it as...

April 16, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Discover the Realities and Fun of Stardom

I have been surprised by how much my little girls love this book! Written in a form directly addressing the reader, this book 'tells' the reader how he or she can get started on the road to stardom. The author herself was in a band with her sisters for 30...

March 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
There's Just Something about Lambs...

A young Jewish girl, who is excited and prepared for Passover and her first recital of the 'four questions' during the Seder (the telling of the Passover story during the feast) discovers one of their sheep is about to give birth, and has a wrench thrown into her plans for...

March 26, 2013 (Updated: March 26, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Your Baby has ATTITUDE

I am expecting my third baby very soon, and so this book has been a fun and humorous addition to our collection, and a sort of preparation for my girls. It is definitely that time (37 weeks) where the little one in my womb seems to be vying for my...

March 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Captivating Storytelling

Ever since I first learned of the story of the Passover (much later than most--at age 19!) I have been enchanted with it. When I saw the cover of this book, told from the perspective of a Jewish girl, I knew I had to read it to my daughters. The...

March 11, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Bear and Sophie's Continued Adventures!

My kids have thoroughly enjoyed Sophie and Bear's former Canadian adventure book, Where Are You, Bear?, for the last two years. I was therefore happy to see a 'sequel' to that kid's book, this book that now explores the concept of opposites during their vacation to New York City! Though...

March 11, 2013 (Updated: March 11, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Time-Travel Takes a Unique Turn

Exploring the fascinating world--both speculative and philosopical--of time travel and all of it's varying possibilities, Flutter manages to wrap up the imagination with its fragile yet powerful main character and strong secondary character portrayals woven throughout an intriguing storyline. Emery is a red-headed 17-year-old plagued with unexplained yet lifelong seizure-like...

February 01, 2013 (Updated: February 02, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Enthralling Dragon Series Continues

Having been pleasantly surprised with the opening story in this series, The Dragonet Prophecy (Book 1), I was excited to be able to read the next in the series so soon! And The Lost Heir did not disappoint. Mystery, intrigue, great plot twists, and yes, even a little bit of...

December 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Weaves a Mystery Amidst a Mother's Depression

Billie Paradise's family past is riddled with secrets and sadness. She knows there are dark reasons why her mother has kept so much of her history hidden from her, but when she inherits her grandmother's old mansion-esque home in her mother's hometown, she thinks that maybe moving back will help...

December 10, 2012 (Updated: December 13, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Looks Promising; Falls Short

The cover of this book drew me in, and the fact that it is a YA high-fantasy ignited my curiosity. I found the plot line to be interesting and keep me reading, and I think I will read the sequels. But what really gets people attached to a book? The...

December 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
A New Fantasy to Relish

This is the epitome of middle grade fantasy, if you ask me. Set in the most perfect seaside, cliff-dotted town, Wellow, this sequel to Welsh's Mistress of the Storm is the grand continuation of the story of Verity Gallant. Verity has recently come out of her awkward, unpopular phase, and...

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