Search Results: "Jacqueline Hearns"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 26, 2012

"Thoughtful, well-informed and sure to inspire."
Using her own life experiences and involvement with Sunday school courses, Hearns explores biblical lessons ranging from obedience and respect to peer pressure and love. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN COUNT TO 100 by Jacqueline Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"This is a very straightforward counting affair, no gimmickry or numerical sleight of hand, and ought to serve well as a secondary introduction for numbers one to twenty, with 100 thrown in for good measure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rogers offers a counting book for kids who like a little action with their numbers. Read full book review >

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BEST FRIENDS SLEEP OVER by Jacqueline Rogers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The expressively rendered animals in their imaginatively patterned pj's are all boy, whether romping, intent on pictures they're drawing, or yawning themselves awake after a late night; there are dozens of intriguing and delightful details to discover. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert Gorilla is so excited about his elephant friend Eddie's slumber party that he forgets to take along his toy clown, in case he can't fall asleep. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS WITH TEDDY BEAR by Jacqueline McQuade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Starring a hero who is a close relation of Jane Hissey's Old Bear (1986), this is a small, affectionate book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Christmas With Teddy Bear ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8037-2075- 0): Teddy Bear and his pet cat anticipate and then celebrate a very traditional (but quite secular) Christmas. Read full book review >

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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 >

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FIRE FIGHT by Jacqueline  Guest
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Despite the compelling premise, this latest book from Guest falls short of its potential. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kai Hunter will not go to foster care. When her grandmother dies and leaves her all alone, she runs away from the Stoney Reserve near Calgary, Alberta, to make a new life for herself. Read full book review >

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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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SECRETS AND LIES by Jacqueline Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"An intriguing sequel, with more promised for the future for the Pretty Little Liars set. (Chick-lit/thriller. 12-18)"
This sequel to Truth or Dare (2013) continues the same mystery, though with even more menace. Read full book review >

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BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"For every dreaming girl (and boy) with a pencil in hand (or keyboard) and a story to share. (Memoir/poetry. 8-12)"
A multiaward-winning author recalls her childhood and the joy of becoming a writer. 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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PEACE, LOCOMOTION by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

Lonnie, of Locomotion (2003), is turning 12. Read full book review >

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THE ILLUSTRATED MUM by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"The author doesn't shy away from the difficulties, but there's humor here, too. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Wilson admirably keeps things upbeat as she explores two sisters' coping with a mother who is careening further into mental illness and alcoholism. Read full book review >