Search Results: "Jacqueline Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC TRAP by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Action and humor make the hard lessons go down easy. (magic-trick instructions) (Fiction. 8-11)"
Sibs Evan and Jessie face their toughest physical and emotional challenges yet in this concluding—and best so far—sequel to The Lemonade War (2007). Read full book review >

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THE BELL BANDIT by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A fine emotional stretch within reach of the intended audience. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When siblings Jessie and Evan (The Lemonade War, 2007, and The Lemonade Crime, 2011) accompany their mother on the time-honored midwinter holiday visit to their grandmother's home in the mountains, the changes are alarming. Read full book review >

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THE LEMONADE CRIME by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2011

"Readers will enjoy this sequel from a plot perspective and will learn how to play-act a trial, though they may not engage with the characters enough to care about how the justice actually pans out. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This sequel to The Lemonade War (2007), picking up just a few days later, focuses on how the fourth graders take justice into their own hands after learning that the main suspect in the case of the missing lemonade-stand money now owns the latest in game-box technology. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT TROUBLE by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"With plenty of threads to hang sequels from, this series opener will make readers roar for more. (activities) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Sixth-grader and budding engineer Maggie Gallagher occupies her fertile mind and connects to the father who survives only in her head by planning and executing elaborate pranks at school. Read full book review >

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THE LEMONADE WAR by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2007

"Earnest and potentially successful, but just misses the mark. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Told from the point of view of two warring siblings, this could have been an engaging first chapter book. Read full book review >

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LOST by Jacqueline Davies
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"There have been several fictional accounts of this tragic fire; this one is distinguished by believable parallel stories and Davies's effective portrayal of the hardships of early 20th-century life in New York City. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Shortly before a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company killed 146 workers in 1911, a young heiress disappeared from New York City and was never found. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE TAKES A VACATION by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, kids will enjoy the silliness and animated house sections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
House moving takes on new meaning in this offbeat tale. Read full book review >

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TRICKING THE TALLYMAN by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

The tallyman is a census-taker, and in Davies's book, he is Phineas Bump—"heartsick, saddle-sore, and down on his luck"—and something of a clever-boots poking through the "rooty Vermont woods" in 1790 to take his count of the locals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"A solid offering that, were it more completely sourced, would be nothing short of tremendous. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
This winsomely imagined account of an episode when Audubon was 18 years old joins the flocks of commemorative works. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT IS SINGING by Jacqueline Davies
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2006

"Gratifying and readable night after night. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ready for bed with her favorite bunny tucked under her arm, a little girl climbs the stairs to her room while the sounds of the night begin to sing their lullabies. Read full book review >

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PANDA PANTS by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"There's nothing too scary, no message to navigate—just a sweet story, well done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little panda has decided that he wants pants, and he's going to tell his father exactly why. Read full book review >

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THE STORM WHALE by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Replete with both peaceful charm and a sense of wonder, this is a selection children will embrace and come back to time and time again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The story of a very unusual friendship. Read full book review >