Search Results: "Jacqueline East"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE BILLY GOATS’ STUFF by Bob Hartman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"The fun's in the text, which will make for a good fractured-fairy-tale read-aloud in many an elementary classroom. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Troll loves to hide under the playground equipment at The Traditional Academy for Small Furry Animals and the Odd Mythical Creature and jump out at his fellow students to shake them down: "[R]each in your pocket / And give me your stuff!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BAD RUMOR by Jonathan Meres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An exuberant read-aloud that's sure to generate gales of giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dash of Chicken Little combined with a pinch of that classic childhood game Telephone is a recipe for success in this boisterous tale of miscommunication. Read full book review >

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A WEEK IN BOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

So February has practically flown by and it’s seventy degrees in Wisconsin. Apparently this week has been the warmest in recorded history in the state—that’s the warmest week in winter history, not just February history.

I confess, it makes me a little worried about the climate, but I can’t say that not having to wear a jacket in February isn’t ...


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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN LITTLE by Mara Alperin
adapted by Mara Alperin, illustrated by Nick East
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"No substitutes for more traditional renditions—but not spoiled by the alterations, either. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-7)"
Chicken Little may not be "the brightest chicken in the coop," but he's definitely not the only birdbrain in this version of the classic tale. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LISTENING TO THE VOICES by Charles East
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"Overall, then: a kind of thumbnail summary of recent trends in American short fiction, and a useful introduction to the Award program—though it's debatable whether a summary volume was needed before the end of the decade."
Each year the University of Georgia publishes two collections of short fiction by new writers, the annual winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

An Unfortunate War by Joe East
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2015

"A tight, absorbing story with the potential for a sequel or two."
When Earth launches an invasion of the colonized planet of Haven, its people form a militia to fight back in East's (Base Camp Freedom, 2012) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINDERGARTEN ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This not a primer on the ABCs, but an extension of the letter-learning process, a vocabulary builder that will test readers with the likes of easel, knees, llama, quarrel, and tambourines. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rogers returns to the class from Tiptoe into Kindergarten (1999) to introduce a flurry of letters and words in the always-winning treasure-hunt format that will have eyes poring over the pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY AND THE MONSTER by Sue Mongredien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Sleepy children will be inspired to invent their own very silly, very unscary creatures before they nod off to dreamland. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sometimes when nightmares keep children awake, no one in the family gets any rest. Read full book review >