Search Results: "Jamie Korngold"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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

MILES TO THE FINISH by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"The charm in Harper's Miles books doesn't get old—children using their imaginations, directing their own play, and showing empathy and kindness for all. What could be better? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Highly imaginative preschooler Miles is back, this time competing winningly with his friends in a car race. Read full book review >

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YUM YUM, BABY BUNDT by Jamie Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Its companion, Blast Off, Baby Bundt: A Recipe for Playtime (ISBN: 978-0-7636-3777-4), takes the same format. (12 mos.-4)"
As the subtitle suggests, this toddler book takes the form of cooking instructions, from an introductory spread of ingredients ("1 hungry Baby Bundt / 1 bib, washable," etc.) to the narrative itself ("Spread the sauce all around. / Slurp up every bit"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME TOO! by Jamie Harper
by Jamie Harper, illustrated by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"With its compassionate ending, this is a must for any multi-child home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title is the clarion cry of Grace's little sister in this wry look at sibling adulation. Read full book review >

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DON’T GROWN-UPS EVER HAVE FUN? by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Kids will probably enjoy it too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harper must have had some fun imagining what children really think of their busy, boring parents. Read full book review >