Search Results: "Eileen Kennedy-Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2011

"This forgiving, intelligent look at raising smart children will help parents teach their kids that there's more to life than academic achievement."
Two psychologists offer a perceptive guide to help smart children succeed academically and socially. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A fun handbook for any child who has ever wanted another friend but been uncertain how to accomplish that. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A how-to book for making friends, if clear and entertaining as well as informative, could be a very useful tool. Read full book review >

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MISS FOX'S CLASS SHAPES UP by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"The combination of can-do attitude and cute animals may make it hard not to jump on the wellness bandwagon; the challenge is just to keep from falling off. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In her fourth outing, when Miss Fox notices sleepy students, rumbly tummies and huffs and puffs at recess, she realizes that her class needs some help getting into better shape. Read full book review >

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PEACE WEEK IN MISS FOX’S CLASS by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Kennedy's bright line-and-color illustrations depict a multi-species classroom of endearingly childlike animals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fed up with squabbling, Miss Fox declares a Peace Week. Read full book review >

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MISS FOX'S CLASS GETS IT WRONG by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"This lesson on gossip and rumors goes down like a spoonful of sugar. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her class starts to see Miss Fox in the frequent company of Officer Blue Fox, rumors start to fly that their teacher is in trouble with the law. Read full book review >

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CALLIE CAT, ICE SKATER by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A rare gem of a lesson in today's competitive, award-seeking society. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Callie lives for winter and skating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS FOX’S CLASS GOES GREEN by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Does only half the job. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As in their earlier release, Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class (2008), Spinelli and Kennedy present a blueprint for social action. Read full book review >

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SPINNING WHEEL GOT TO GO ROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Upside Down
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Science Fiction
Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor Award
Relationship Status: One and Done

Cover Story: Upside Down

Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and ...


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AMERICA! CUSS YEAH!
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Sparse and Simple
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
3
Talky Talk: Research and Russian
Bonus Factors:
Culture Shock, Child Prodigy, Reverse Ferris, Sarcastic Older Brother
Relationship Status: Just Friends

Cover Story: Sparse and Simple

Even though I don't find this to be out-of-this-world fantastic—it's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DESPERATE DOG WRITES AGAIN by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pitch perfect for those children adjusting to a new person in their lives. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Likable dog Emma charms readers again (Letters from a Desperate Dog, 2006) in her anxiety-driven attempts to save her beloved owner, George, from the supposed clutches of new woman-on-the-scene Loretta. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM A DESPERATE DOG by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Christelow's bright watercolors follow Emma's adventures in comic panels and perfectly depict the satisfying ending. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Emma is a dog who lives with George the painter and his cat, and though she tries her best to please him, things sometimes go wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIVE-DOG NIGHT by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"A good-natured, entertaining yarn. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A story with a premise that's bound to amuse: Old Betty, Ezra's neighbor, is forever pestering him, when she calls to bring cookies and make him tea, about his need for extra blankets. ``Not me,'' he insists, refusing to elaborate beyond remarking, next day that ``It was only a two-dog night.'' As fall moves into winter, the number rises until the curious Betty peers in Ezra's window—and sees what Christelow's cheery, cartoon- style illustrations have revealed all along: as it gets colder, Ezra just pulls on another of his five dogs. Read full book review >