Search Results: "Jacqueline Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A warm, welcome stand-alone companion to Kelly's lauded debut. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Calpurnia Virginia Tate of turn-of-the-20th-century Texas—introduced in the 2010 Newbery Honor-winning The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate—is more focused than ever on unlocking the secrets of the natural world.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO THE WILLOWS by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Funny and warm, this could tempt a new generation toward the raptures of 'messing about in boats.' (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Writing a sequel to such a beloved classic is almost as bold a move as Toad stealing a motor-car, but happily, Kelly's results warrant accolades rather than a trip to gaol. Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Readers will finish this witty, deftly crafted debut novel rooting for 'Callie Vee' and wishing they knew what kind of adult she would become. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
"Mother was awakening to the sorry facts: My biscuits were like stones, my samplers askew, my seams like rickrack." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING SHEEP by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Animal husbandry done right for the young reader set. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
It's not every chapter book that features a girl elbow-deep in a sheep's birthing canal, but Callie Vee's no ordinary gal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO GIVES A HOOT? by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An addition to a series that verges on the charming for readers who can ignore a bump or two along the way. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Hoo hoo who knows what to do when an owl needs some aid? Calling Callie Tate, stat! 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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BOOK REVIEW

GOOD TIMES WITH TEDDY BEAR by Jacqueline McQuade
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Beginning readers will appreciate the large captions but find the story lacking; it will appeal most to preschoolers seeking comfort and reassurance. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McQuade (Christmas with Teddy Bear, 1996, etc.) narrates the events of Teddy Bear's day, beginning with breakfast in bed and ending with tucking back in for another night's sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL LIFE by Jacqueline West
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A thoroughly satisfying reward for loyal fans of the series. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In the final installment of the Books of Elsewhere series, Olive goes head to head with Aldous McMartin one last time, with the highest stakes yet. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA TAKES THE STAGE by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Harvey's tale, featuring a comically inept, melodramatic villainess and a precocious heroine who is unfailingly kindhearted, will captivate readers. (Mystery. 7-11)"
Seven-year-old Alice-Miranda returns in a jaunty adventure that combines mystery and theatrics. Read full book review >