Search Results: "Jacqueline Rogers"


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 >

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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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EIGHT JOLLY REINDEER by Ilanit Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2014

"As with many holiday gifts, the sparkly packaging may interest toddlers more than what's inside. (Board book. 1-3)"
Readers can count down eight of Santa's reindeer as they jump up and out of the scene. Read full book review >

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BETSY B. LITTLE by Anne McEvoy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Nice enough, but reach for Dumpy La Rue, by Elizabeth Winthrop and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2001), if there's a need for an anthropomorphic fix en pointe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This vertically enhanced title follows the fortunes of Betsy B. Little, extraordinarily tall giraffe and ballet enthusiast. Read full book review >

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CALVIN COCONUT by Graham Salisbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Light in tone, rich with cultural details and populated by likable characters, this slim volume will appeal to many a young reader. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This second installment about Oahu-dwelling Calvin builds on the engaging story line first introduced in the chapter-book series's debut title, Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet (2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURKEYS TOGETHER by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Animal lovers who are learning to read might find this considerate pointer and his turkey friends a welcome change from more usual easy-reader plotlines, and of course, there is the ever-popular tie-in with the Thanksgiving holiday to provide another use in the classroom. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
This unusual mid-level easy reader employs realistically illustrated animal characters who speak to one another and use logic to solve a problem together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCH TWINS AT CAMP BLISS by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Young girls will identify with Luna's fears and Claire's aspirations as they secretly wish to have magical powers themselves. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Luna has begun to have some reservations camping, but her twin, Claire, is determined to be elected "Camp Bliss Girl." 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

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Children will doubtless appreciate not just the defusing of kindergarten angst, but the compassionate, vivid musicality of Rogers's pages as well. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An incantatory surge drives this simple story to an inspired place far beyond the elemental confines of the plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALVIN COCONUT: DOG HEAVEN by Graham Salisbury
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A healthy dose of humor, such as Ledward's pet pig that rides with him in the front seat of his jeep, will keep readers engaged. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A school assignment about persuasive writing frames this appealing third offering in a series set on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERFECTLY CHELSEA by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2004

"A nice touch at the end is when the beloved older minister leaves for a new church and is replaced by a woman. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Yes, nine-year-old Chelsea, whose family life revolves around church activities, is perfect most of the time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIVATE LILLY by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1998

"In true six-year-old form, Lily's attention is on the problem of privacy, and while a one-chapter predicament has been spun into a novel, the childlike first-person narration is written with considerable humor and grace. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Lily, who is six, her brother Casey, twelve, and their mother have moved from a house in New Jersey to a small apartment in Philadelphia. Read full book review >