Search Results: "Jamie Michalak"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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MISS MINGO AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A cute combination of animal fact book and a lesson in kindergarten preparedness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Miss Mingo's classroom, the first day is all about getting to know what makes each student unique. Read full book review >