Search Results: "Jamie Korngold"


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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SADIE AND THE BIG MOUNTAIN by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"There are not many books that treat with this holiday; how fortunate that this is such a strong one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A week-long unit on the holiday of Shavuot has one preschool class excitedly anticipating a planned reenactment of the hike Moses took up Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. 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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SADIE AND ORI AND THE BLUE BLANKET by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Korngold and Fortenberry move beyond sentimentality to real sentiment. (Picture book.4-8)"
It would be easy to call this picture book two stories in one, but that would be glib and irresponsibly reductive. Read full book review >

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SADIE'S LAG BA'OMER MYSTERY by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A welcoming introduction to an often overlooked minor holiday. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
One full moon in spring heralds a Jewish holiday that is not familiar to the savvy Sadie but has its own reason for celebration. Read full book review >

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SEDER IN THE DESERT by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Lovely, different and yet familiar. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Expressive, beautiful color photography forms the visual storytelling accompaniment to this modern-day communal Seder in the desert in Moav, Utah. Read full book review >

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SADIE'S ALMOST MARVELOUS MENORAH by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A lovely, realistic examination of one specific aspect of the holiday, this will spark discussion as well as inspiration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fragility of a child's lovingly crafted clay menorah highlights the symbolism of the candle-lighting ritual. Read full book review >

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MAZEL TOV! IT'S A BOY/MAZEL TOV! IT'S A GIRL by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A joyful and eminently useful book. (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
The joy of welcoming a new baby into a Jewish home is portrayed in this dos-à-dos, dual-gender photo essay. Read full book review >

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SADIE, ORI, AND NUGGLES GO TO CAMP by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Children will appreciate the sweet reassurance on display here. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Experienced camper and older sister Sadie helps younger brother Ori get ready for his first year at sleep-away camp. Read full book review >

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SADIE'S SUKKAH BREAKFAST by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Blessings abound for the autumnal holiday, with these happy kids and (behind the scenes) grateful parents. (note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A resourceful big sister and helpful little brother set up breakfast in the family's newly decorated Sukkah and figure out a way to quietly enjoy it with some good friends while parents sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >