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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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WANTED...MUD BLOSSOM by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"There's no reason to single out a best Blossom book—this is as funny as any, its wit nicely laced with pungent good sense. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A little like A Midsummer Night's Dream, this fifth romp with the Blossom clan flits lightly from amusing episode to hilarious set scene, the characters mixing, matching, and eventually sorting themselves out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEIRD PET POEMS by Dilys Evans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"With just 14 poems, including the one on the endpapers, this is a slender gathering, but the selections vary nicely in tone and level of discourse, and the illustrations expand upon the pieces with exuberance. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Animals great and small, real and imaginary sprawl across Rogers's vigorous, spread-filling, eye-filling watercolors in this wild and woolly successor to Monster Soup and Other Spooky Poems (1992). Read full book review >

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LOVE ME, LOVE MY WEREWOLF by Stephen Roos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"No surprises here: formulaic but readable and wholesome. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this first in a new series, the third graders of the Pet Lovers' Club organize a Halloween party to benefit a local animal shelter; unfortunately, class bully Dirty Donald promises to come. Read full book review >