Search Results: "Jamie Michalak"


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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JOE AND SPARKY, SUPERSTARS! by Jamie Michalak
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"Like the Hokey Pokey, that's what it is all about. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Joe the Giraffe is always ready for a new adventure, especially if he can convince his subdued turtle-buddy Sparky to join him. Read full book review >

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JOE AND SPARKY GET NEW WHEELS by Jamie Michalak
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Utterly charming. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Joe and Sparky are unlikely buddies—turtle Sparky enjoys the safety of his shell while giraffe Joe is up for any adventure. Read full book review >

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JOE AND SPARKY GO TO SCHOOL by Jamie Michalak
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Onward Joe and Sparky! (Early reader. 6-8)"
It's not Mary's little lamb, but Joe the giraffe and Sparky the turtle who go to school one day in this third installment of Michalak and Remkiewicz's early-reader series. Read full book review >

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JOE AND SPARKY, PARTY ANIMALS!  by Jamie Michalak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Share this gentle story of fantasy, patience, and tolerance with new readers learning how to be true friends. (Early reader. 5-9)"
Four chapters using easy sight words make this misadventure at the "famous cageless zoo" created by Michalak and Remkiewicz a good choice for beginning readers who are ready to tackle more complex text. Read full book review >

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FAIRY GOODNIGHT KISSES by Jamie Michalak
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fairy Tea Party (ISBN: 978-1-58925-840-1) introduces colors with equally dubious success, given the overall busy-ness of the colors. (2-3)"
"The fairy family is getting ready for bed. Shh! 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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SHOW'S OVER by Jamie Michalak
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Rarely will a book review recommend watching TV over reading a book, but in this case, find the remote. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Ruff Ruffman's second literary outing is much lighter than the first (Doggie Duties, 2014), especially in the science department. Read full book review >

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DOGGIE DUTIES by Jamie Michalak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Ruff Ruffman's transition to the page is a rough one, though true fans may stick it out. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The popular Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman host now has his own chapter-book series, though his humor doesn't transition well. 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 >