Search Results: "Emily Jenkins"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FUN BOOK OF SCARY STUFF by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Jenkins and Yum perfectly portray the anxiety and false bravado of this delightful cast of characters who ultimately find fun in the scary stuff. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With the help of his two dogs, a boy attempts to tackle his fears—both imagined and real. Read full book review >

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THE WHOOPIE PIE WAR by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"With humor and sympathy for her appealing protagonist and his secret friend, Jenkins continues a strong series for readers of short chapter books. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A whoopie-pie truck threatens the Wolowitz family ice cream business in this third adventure starring fourth-grader Hank and his invisible bandapat friend, Inkling. Read full book review >

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SUGAR WOULD NOT EAT IT by Emily Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"Kids who are lectured at about what to eat will identify with stalwart Sugar, who knows what she likes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy and a kitten engage in a battle of wills over feline food preferences. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS PUMPKINS by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"Appealing any time of the year. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Brooklyn fourth-grader Hank Wolowitz faces his worst Halloween ever when his invisible friend, Inkling, discovers that pumpkins are his favorite kind of food. Read full book review >

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A FINE DESSERT by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"There is no other word but delicious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Blackberry fool is a fine dessert indeed, and people have been making it for centuries. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE BIT SCARY PEOPLE by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"An amusing reality check for the easily intimidated. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little red-haired girl observes that many of the people in her neighborhood and school seem a "little bit scary." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Snow never left you feeling warmer inside. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Three toys make their way out into their first snow. Read full book review >

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LEMONADE IN WINTER by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A tale of ingenuity, youthful determination and marvelous math. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
Why would anyone sell cold drinks on a blustery, winter day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This enjoyable trio deserves its rightful place away from the confines of any toy chest. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Who could imagine the introduction of a self-conscious stingray could lead to such great things? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Poignant and compelling, this sequel sparkles. (Fantasy. 5-9)"
Even more tender than its predecessor, these six related stories skillfully capture the bittersweet challenges of childhood independence. Read full book review >

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UPSIDE-DOWN MAGIC by Sarah Mlynowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Readers will recognize much that is familiar and appealing in this alternate universe. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
In a society where everyone has a neatly defined magical talent, Nory is a misfit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTER POSTERIOR AND THE GENIUS CHILD by Emily Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"A moving and sensitive story, artfully enclosed in an engaging and deceptively lighthearted narrative."
A touching, genuinely funny debut from Jenkins (Tongue First: Adventures in Physical Culture, not reviewed) on the strange coming-of-age of a precocious girl at a progressive school in the '70s. Read full book review >