Search Results: "Jane Lorenzini"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Unremarkable showbiz fare—frothy, easy optimism from a TV performer."
The autobiography of 46-year-old TV reporter and anchor Kotb. She's the one with the odd name perched next to Kathie Lee Gifford. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Despite the subjects' inspiring stories, the author fails to create a sense of purpose."
Today Show fourth-hour co-host Kotb (Hoda, 2010) tells the story of six people who faced extraordinary challenges in life and turned their lives around. Read full book review >

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WHERE WE BELONG by Hoda Kotb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Occasionally inspiring but fatally uneven."
The Today show fourth hour co-anchor and Dateline NBC correspondent offers encouragement to those who are unfulfilled with their lives to break through the "gray clouds of frustration and worry" and "create a life that's both fun and rewarding."Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELFIE ONE by Pamela Jane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This special story will be read or sung over in the library, over in the classroom, and over in the family room, next to the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic children's song "Over in the Meadow" moves to the North Pole in this Christmas-themed interpretation. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"There are many picture-book versions of the old song in print, but this bright, sunny variation is good fun for young children, particularly as a sing-along experience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cabrera continues her series of modern interpretations of classic children's songs with an updated, chipper version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring groups of cheerful animals and other cute characters getting ready for Christmas. Read full book review >

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SPOTTY, STRIPY, SWIRLY by Jane  Brocket
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Another solid entry sure to attract the attention of art and math teachers alike. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Patterning and ways of sorting are the focus of the third in Brocket's four-part series, and, as with her color and texture entries, her brightly colored close-up photos truly make the book. Read full book review >

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A nursery charmer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pink-cheeked version of a song most everyone knows, with new verses highlighting cozy animal dyads across the world. Read full book review >

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JUST PERFECT by Jane Marinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Since the shelves are crowded with titles in the preparing-for-the-new-baby genre, choose this only if there is room for one with its sophisticated tone in both voice and image. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Searching for a new family member, a little boy considers a number of animal choices before finding something "just perfect." Read full book review >

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KITTY’S CUDDLES by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"An engaging approach to encouraging sibling acceptance, this tale will hold appeal even for those without younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curious kitten explores the variety of cuddles to be found across a broad spectrum of the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

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THE WHEELS ON THE BUS by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Sure to be a lively addition to storytimes and one of those titles that are begged to be read aloud again and again. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Cabrera continues to adapt nursery rhymes and children's songs (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, 2010, etc.) into interactive picture books for the young preschool set, here taking on that beloved bus ride. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A simple, joyous romp. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Rhyming and counting fun begins with the traditional Mother Goose rhyme—"1, 2, buckle my shoe"—but rabbit isn't going to "shut the door" next, because she is busy running out through it to go to mother hen's party. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE FEATHER GIRL by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Magically uplifting and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In an unknown country and time, an orphaned boy named Ahmed must work as a helper in mean Madame Saleem's traveling circus. Read full book review >