Search Results: "Ammi-Joan Paquette"


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PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE HOURGLASS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Despite a sense of playacting, this is a gently adventurous and luxuriously detailed romp. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A princess requests and receives a country for her 13th birthday. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE ANJU by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A story with old-fashioned flavor, not always in good ways. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A child queen seeks to extend her rule. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS JUNIPER OF TORR by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"For fans of old-style stories. (map, cast of characters) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Having ruled a community of children for a month, a princess heads home to free her kingdom from enemy invaders. Read full book review >

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THE TIPTOE GUIDE TO TRACKING MERMAIDS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The glittery cover and promise of mermaids may attract readers initially, but there is little here to lure them for repeated readings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This second Tiptoe Guide (The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies, 2010) has readers scouring the seashore for mermaids and imagining what their lives must be like. Read full book review >

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GHOST IN THE HOUSE by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Although not particularly memorable, this slip of a story offers mild entertainment for the youngest readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Counting to five and back provides the underlying structure of Paquette's innocuous ghost tale that challenges the preschool set to guess what spooky creature makes each sound. Read full book review >

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ELF IN THE HOUSE by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A forgettable effort without the spark of excitement required to light up a Christmas Eve story. (Picture book. 3-5)<"
A little girl hears strange sounds on Christmas Eve, leading to encounters with a mouse, an elf, a reindeer, and Santa himself. Read full book review >

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BUNNY BUS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"For those who have room on the seasonal shelf as well as bus-obsessed readers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A smiling, bunny-shaped bus generously picks up one and all until it breaks down. Read full book review >

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IT'S ALIVE! by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An engaging, entertaining compendium that will inform and confound. (photos, maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
With "fake news" now such a prominent topic of conversation, a book that asks readers to separate bizarre but true stories about nature from fake ones is quite timely. Read full book review >

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RULES FOR GHOSTING by A.J. Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Paquette's high-spirited tale featuring a benign, good-natured ghost offers readers an imaginative, intriguing mystery. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Dahlia's solitary, ghostly existence is disrupted by the sudden arrival of living and nonliving visitors. Read full book review >

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PARADOX by A.J. Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"The science behind this fiction is ludicrous, but patient fans of the genre may enjoy the twists. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance in this unorthodox science-fiction thriller. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE GIRL by A.J. Paquette
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A culturally tone deaf exercise in narcissism. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Opening with a flash-forward teaser, this unpersuasive debut quickly fizzles. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE CAT AND THE GREEDY OLD WOMAN by Joan Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"There's always room on the shelf for a smart, humorous swipe at one of the grand old vices. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A hungry kitten meows for food and would like a small taste of the special meal the greedy old woman is preparing. Read full book review >