Search Results: "Jake Austen"


BOOK REVIEW

JAKE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Pleasant and satisfying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Jake's holiday season gets off to an inauspicious start when his widowed mom slips on the ice in a mall parking lot before Christmas and has to be hospitalized. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2012

"An innovative, marvelous book about comedy, stereotypes and the struggle to steer through the sometimes-fierce internal debates over African-American identity in a society still struggling with its racial past."
A provocative, compelling exploration of one of the most controversial elements of the black entertainment world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Jake Mathews' popularity has just fallen "off a cliff and [sunk] to the bottom of the ocean." Read full book review >

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JAKE GOES PEANUTS by Michael Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"And the quality of the book's color alone makes it stand out; even the dark ones are buffed to radiance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It matters not a whit that Wright's latest Jake adventure is a story so well traveled there are holes in its elbows, for it delights the ear and the eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANE AUSTEN by Deirdre Le Faye
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This is likely to be dry work for readers unfamiliar with the novels, but even if diverting anecdotes are rare, the volume is concise, serviceable, and authoritative. (further reading, chronology, index) (Biography. 12+)"
This entry in the British Library Writers' Lives series begins with an admission that a paucity of documentary evidence puts Austen "a bit beyond camera range." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jake & Clara by David R. Stokes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"A potent, nearly perfect brew of politics, murder, mayhem, and mystery.
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Stokes' (How to Keep Calm and Carry On, 2014, etc.) crisp work of historical fiction animates the most sensational homicide trial in the criminal annals of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY JAKE by Sharon Hart Addy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"A treasure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Jake is, indeed, lucky. Read full book review >

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FINDING JAKE by Bryan Reardon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A compelling read; disturbingly relevant in contemporary America."
A father hears about a shooting incident at his son's high school—and then finds his son is one of the suspected killers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLITHERY JAKE by Rose-Marie Provencher
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"An enticing cover, good title, and funny family will slither the tale into popularity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Sid finds a snake and brings it home, he names him Jake, but family hysteria ensues when Jake escapes from his box. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"Several horrifying ends can be imagined along the way, but the one that actually occurs is no less grim for being unpredictable. (Fiction. YA)"
This probing exploration of whether a ninth-grader can already be "irreparably damaged" is upsetting and scary. Read full book review >