Search Results: "Jana Christy"


BOOK REVIEW

JANA by David Veronese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, it may provide a few bittersweet hours for nostalgia junkies."
A close-to-the-wind American expatriate gets involved with some drug smugglers even more dubious than he is: an artsy homage to the pulp fiction and films noirs of the Forties. ``I remember nothing,'' the femme fatale tells small-time thief Eddie Verlaine on their first meeting in an Amsterdam bar. ``Nothing. Read full book review >

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HAPPY PUNKS 1 2 3 by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Just the ticket for young punkers who sneer at counting, say, sheep. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A round dozen punk rockers assemble with friends for a dance party. Count along, and check out the stylish 'dos and duds! Read full book review >

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AND THEN COMES CHRISTMAS by Tom Brenner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"WHEN families find an endearing Christmas story (such as this one), THEN they will enjoy reading it over and over. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Caucasian family with two young children prepares for Christmas in this captivating look at the anticipation and activities during the countdown to the holiday. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TREE! by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Ingenuous and sweet. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees, Joni strives to create a celebration befitting her old majestic tree. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE LIKED TO SING by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A remarkably successful lens into the life and career of one of the 20th century's formidable musical talents. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A picture-book biography of that legendary Jersey boy, Frank Sinatra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT NOT TO GIVE YOUR MOM ON MOTHER'S DAY by Martha  Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Certainly cute and good animal practice for little ones, but there's just something off about this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adorable, rosy-cheeked blond boy decked out in overalls has some advice for readers about Mother's Day gifts. Read full book review >

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ROOM FOR THE BABY by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Warmth and comfort abound. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Everyone is thrilled that there's going to be a new baby, but where will the child sleep? Read full book review >

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WIN OR LOSE, I LOVE YOU! by Lysa Terkeurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Didactic? To be sure, but it's a much-needed lesson that goes down easily. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lulu and Max hold a field-day competition for the animals to determine the leader of the forest, but is being a good sport more important than winning? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN A BLINK by Kiki Thorpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Fairy-crazy girls will embrace this series. Others will see it for what it is: a lightweight offspring of other watered-down Peter Pan stories. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Four friends become lost girls when they land in Never Land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR WITH FRIENDS by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"This expressive childhood tribute to the joys of nature throughout the year warmly conveys the message that anytime is best when shared with a friend. (Picture book. 3-5)"
While lots of books about seasons are available, this one is as fresh and crisp as a cool fall breeze. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO HUG by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Still, to hug is to open your heart and bespeak trust, all much in evidence here. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the face of it, a hug seems to be about the most natural thing in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE SNOW FALLS by Linda Booth Sweeney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A heartwarming adventure rolls along in a delightful rhythmic verse. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A snowy afternoon prompts a sled ride back to town through the countryside for a grandmother visiting her family. Read full book review >