Search Results: "Jacqui Hawkins"


BOOK REVIEW

PAT THE CAT by Jacqui Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Based on the picture book of the same name, this charming app is a flawless combination of music, sound effects, narration and interactive elements. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Still, Jack's jaunt will delight all Miss Muffets and Boy Blues. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Plotted out on a removable map tucked into a front pocket, young Jack Hubbard's search for treasure takes him past some familiar figures in this new outing from the creators of Fairytale News (2004). Read full book review >

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FAIRYTALE NEWS by Colin Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Readers who enjoyed making rounds with The Jolly Postman (1986) will happily trail along after young Jack. (Picture book/fractured folktale. 7-9)"
Leaving no tuffet unturned, the Hawkins incorporate dozens of folktale and nursery-rhyme characters into a multi-stranded romp, in the course of which newsboy Jack (Hubbard, scion of Old Mother), making his deliveries, passes a trio of Bears out for a stroll and a certain Wolf, then later trades the family cow for a magic bean and turns a giant into a devoted newspaper reader. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS by Barbara Kerley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Stunning. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Who could resist? Read full book review >

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THE LAST CONFESSION OF THOMAS HAWKINS by Antonia Hodgson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Chock full of intrigue, heroism, wickedness…and even some redemption. A fun historical read."
A quasi-picaresque novel about an 18th-century gentleman/rogue convicted of a murder he didn't commit and his efforts to clear his name and track down the killer. Read full book review >

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SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS' ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS by Mark Binelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"This dreamlike album of real and imagined scenes from a complex artist's memory bank is as flamboyant a display of light and shadow as one of Hawkins' stage shows."
The sometimes-murky details behind a rhythm-and-blues legend are transformed by dark magic and even darker comedy into an eccentric mélange of imaginative speculation and cultural criticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTING OUR WORLD by Catherine Rondina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This book will be useful as a starting point for teachers, librarians and students who want to search out some interesting festivals to compare and contrast, but it's not as enlightening as it could be. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Lights, bonfires, fireworks and candles: All are used throughout the world to celebrate a great range of holidays. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR MONEY GREW ON TREES by Aaron Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Surprising and absorbing. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Horticulture pays off for an enterprising teen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLUBS by Kate de Goldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A companion, Billy (ISBN: 978-1-74114-892-3), is also out. (Fiction. 8-10)"
"The clubs epidemic breaks out in March like a giant nit plague. It spreads through our class 'til practically everyone's infected." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY'S END by Rachel Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A gently atmospheric ghost story with an intriguing setting and an appealing trio of protagonists. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The Boundary, a legendary fog bank, hovers off the Scottish coast, drawing welcome tourists and unwelcome scientists to the picturesque village of Journey's End; but as three preteens discover, it's anything but benign. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF VIDEO by Jeremy Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A novel that manages to be both very funny and very sad, with an unrepentant belief in both movies and love served with a cleverness and irreverence that are difficult to resist."
In this funny, surprisingly tender debut novel, Hawkins tells the story of a misfit group of video-store employees whose efforts to save their beloved shop offer the reader a cast of lovable oddities and a streak of infectious adoration for the power of movies. Read full book review >