Search Results: "Jacqueline Seewald"


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THE INHERITANCE by Jacqueline Seewald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"The fantasy of inheriting an old Victorian and $2 million has its appeal. It's a shame readers can't vicariously enjoy it through the eyes of a more interesting heroine."
A young widow and a handsome cop have a chance to rekindle a fledgling romance from their high school years—as long as their pride doesn't get in the way. Read full book review >

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DEATH LEGACY by Jacqueline Seewald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 2012

"Veteran Seewald, who's written a number of mysteries and thrillers (The Truth Sleuth, 2011, etc.), this time offers plenty of sex and not much else."
A consultant and a psychiatrist are involved in a matter of life or death. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH SLEUTH by Jacqueline Seewald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2011

"Shelving this sudser with the mysteries would be only the first mistake for any librarian who added Seewald's third to her acquisitions list."
A psychic librarian finds romance and dead bodies while working in a public high school. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD EYE by Andrew Seewald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"Veteran Seewald (Death Legacy, 2012, etc.) is joined by her son Andrew for this weak mystery that nevertheless presents some interesting characters and historical tidbits about the Pine Barrens, its real star."
A young man does his level best to prevent his mother from being arrested for murder. 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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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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THE COMIC BOOK WAR by Jacqueline  Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Built around a timely (ever timely, unfortunately) theme, this wartime tale featuring young characters with complementary strengths and vulnerabilities shines in a sharply rendered setting. (historical notes) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
A teenager with three brothers fighting overseas in World War II concocts an elaborate coping mechanism that works to keep his anxieties down and his spirits up—until it doesn't. Read full book review >

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THE LEMONADE WAR by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2007

"Earnest and potentially successful, but just misses the mark. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Told from the point of view of two warring siblings, this could have been an engaging first chapter book. Read full book review >

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KISS by Jacqueline Wilson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Mixed, but diverting. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Small for her age, bright 14-year-old Sylvie is only just experiencing the first longings of puberty. Read full book review >

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LOST by Jacqueline Davies
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"There have been several fictional accounts of this tragic fire; this one is distinguished by believable parallel stories and Davies's effective portrayal of the hardships of early 20th-century life in New York City. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Shortly before a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company killed 146 workers in 1911, a young heiress disappeared from New York City and was never found. Read full book review >