Search Results: "Jamie A. Swenson"


BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU WERE A DOG by Jamie A. Swenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Swenson's rhythmic cadences coupled with Raschka's wry, upbeat illustrations yield a title that's a cheery picker-upper. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Addressing both a winsome girl character and child readers, Swenson invites kids to speculate what sort of dog, cat, fish, bird, bug, frog and dinosaur they might want to be. Read full book review >

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BIG RIG by Jamie A. Swenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Youngsters who meet Frankie will be looking for him on every highway, as he's a friend they won't soon forget. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Frankie the semi introduces himself and all the things he can do. Read full book review >

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BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! by Jamie A. Swenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"A good but not great good-night picture book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nighttime thunderstorm results in a crowded bed when a little boy welcomes his pets to snuggle up with him and his teddy bear in this cumulative, rhyming story that is reminiscent of TheNapping House but falters a bit in its pacing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET WOOF AND QUACK by Jamie A. Swenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Woof and Quack may not be quite ready to replace Elephant and Piggie, but they are just as much fun. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Beginning readers may not know about stereotypes. They just know that Woof and Quack like to play fetch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMIE by Clare Jarrett
by Clare Jarrett, illustrated by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A particularly affectionate tale, full of tenderness and caring for its quaintly absurd bird and her caregivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The surprise of caring for a strange animal is jovially chronicled in this sweet intergenerational offering. Read full book review >

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CHATTERBOX JAMIE by Nancy Evans Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"A drama that many young ones will recognize as just their size. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jamie is full of questions at home; but when he starts nursery school, he clams up—totally. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR JAMIE BRIDGER by Nancy Springer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1995

"A solid plot, strong characterizations, and the unexpected ending makes this a page-turner and a half. (Fiction. 12+)"
A suspenseful story about a feisty teen who insists on finding her roots in the face of adult duplicity and obstinacy. Read full book review >

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JAMIE AND ANGUS TOGETHER by Anne Fine
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"With language suitable for good second-grade readers as well as a younger audience, these stories can stand on their own or lead readers and listeners back to the first volume. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Six self-contained chapters illustrate the strong friendship between nursery-school-aged Jamie and his stuffed Highland bull, Angus. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMIE SAW by Carolyn Coman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"It's a profound characterization and a remarkable achievement in a book about ordinary people trying to put their lives in order. (Fiction. 8-10)"
An extremely intimate narrative about Jamie, nine, that opens in the middle of a traumatic scene-his mother's lover throws Jamie's baby half-sister across the room, and his mother catches her and then closely follows the state of the boy's soul as he, his mother, and the baby move out of the house and into a trailer on top of a mountain. Read full book review >

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PIDGE AND JAMIE by Marjorie Jamison Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"An exhaustive family history that will likely appeal to romantics and World War I aficionados."
Through their letters, Douglas tells the story of the life and love of her parents during the turbulent World War I era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WONDERFUL PEN OF MAY SWENSON by R.R. Knudson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"B&w photos & index not seen. (Biography. 10- 14)"
As Swenson's longtime companion and literary executor's title suggests, this biography centers on the poet's literary evolution. Read full book review >