Reviews written by Nicholette Tilghman

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June 11, 2012 (Updated: June 11, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Charming Picture Book

This story details a young girls' chores on her parents' dairy farm, going into detail about the day-after-day task of milking in her family's life. I was pleased to be able to have an interesting, poetic account of where our milk comes from--one that conveys the simple beauty and commitment...

June 04, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
A Pleasant Surprise

Yup, I judged a book by it's cover. Not badly, mind you, but I wanted to read this book strictly based on the neato illustration on the cover. I had no idea that I was in for such a fantastic read. "Minty" (Araminta) Mortimer and her best...

May 12, 2012 (Updated: May 15, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Thought provoking page-turner

In this historical fiction work, the “romance,” flirting, lust, deceit, and manipulation—all in the name of power—is virtually unceasing. At the outset, Katherine Longshore plunges the reader into the 15th century court of King Henry VIII. Most have heard about his numerous wives and the scandals and beheadings surrounding his...

May 03, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A Very Ridiculous Caper

I had no idea what I was getting myself into once I started this book. I thought I was reading about our own world...little did I know how much our world collides with that of the animal kingdom! In this goofy, random chapter book, a 10-year-old...

April 30, 2012 (Updated: April 30, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
Simple, Gorgeous Introduction to our Oceans

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Although the cover was not, for me, immediately engaging, once I opened this book, the combination of beautifully-wrought illustrations and simple yet encompassing information about the ocean made for an enchanting read. The short and concise descriptions of different animals and ocean habitats...

April 23, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Compelling and Informative Read

What a fantastic read for young horse lovers! Which I was, of course, in my day. Okay, full confession--still am. And this story pulled me into the mind of the horse (it's written from a horse's perspective!) immediately. This story has perfect anthropomorphism blended with all kinds of facts about...

April 21, 2012 (Updated: April 21, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Thorough Look into Professional Cycling, but Lacks Story-Appeal

Evan Boroughs is a talented 18-year-old with an exciting future. He plans on going to college with his new girlfriend, Glory, after graduating, and pursuing an M.D. alongside her. His plans take an abrupt turn when his cycling prowess is noted by a newly put-together cycling team, who works with...

April 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Step in and Smell the Apples

What a ride! The Shadow Collector's Apprentice managed to hook me right from the start, and it was a unique adventure! This fantasy/mystery/historical fiction(with even a little bit of environmentalism) work was gripping and compelling. Cully, the main character, pulled me in with his deep, wondering thoughts and emotions and...

April 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
A Great Introduction to Gardening

This book is jam-packed with great information to help introduce your child to gardening and the processes by which we get food. I found it especially pertinent this time of year since we have recently done some of the same things laid out in the book. It was helpful having...

April 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Twindom Explored

In this charming little book, a compilation of poetry about twindom, there are many little facts about twins interwoven with the various musings, sonnets, and poetic stories about twins. I have a good friend who is a twin, and it is neat to read about what sibling-hood is like when...

April 01, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
2.0
Learning Value 
 
4.0
Lots to Learn Packed into this Book

I was excited about this book. I have been a 'tree-hugger' since I was young, and still remember the Earth Day concert our sixth grade put on when I was around 12. The title appealed to me, but this book is hit or miss. I felt like it was a...

March 31, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Good Daddy/Daughter Princess Book

In this charming rendition of the classic "The Princess and the Pea" fairy tale, young Prince Henrik is longing to be married--not to a typical princess, but to someone much more down-to-earth. He decides to weed out the 'sensitive' princess-types when they come to his castle with a different method...

March 26, 2012 (Updated: March 26, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Relive, or Experience for the First Time, a Unique Classic

I read this book for the first time in third or fourth grade, and immediately was transfixed. Not only did this book introduce me to all kinds of new words and figures of speech, it was a unique take on the fairy-tale style. Re-reading it as an adult was a...

March 09, 2012 (Updated: March 09, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
What's in a Name?

As someone who has a 10-letter long name, I could appreciate this book. My entire life, my lovely (in my opinion) name has always been shortened in all sorts of brutal and even crass ways. I can sympathize with Elizabeth, who rightly recognizes that her name is special and decides...

March 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Funny Twist on Classic Rhyme

I get excited when my daughters pick this book to read. The pictures are so cute and the layout, in sort of a comic-book style, makes it an easy to follow sequence of events. When the class makes a gingerbread man and then promptly leaves for...

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