Search Results: "Janeen Webb"


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DREAMING DOWN-UNDER by Jack Dann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"So if you want to know why you didn't read it here first—inquire of the publisher."
A beefy anthology of 31 original tales from Australia. Read full book review >

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BEATRICE WEBB by Carole Seymour-Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1992

"Seymour-Jones provides in this lucid and objective life."
It seemed unlikely that Beatrice Webb (nÇe Potter: 1858-1943)- -the eighth of nine daughters in a wealthy Victorian family—would develop into a political scientist and marry homely, impoverished Sidney Webb, with whom she founded the London School of Economics and The New Statesman. Read full book review >

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TANGLED WEBB by Eloise McGraw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

Juniper Webb's new stepmother is nearer her own age (12) than Dad's, but—though protective of family traditions she associates with her dead mother—Juniper is prepared to welcome Kelsey and her toddler son, Preston. Read full book review >

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VERONICA WEBB SIGHT by Veronica Webb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Webb seems beyond her depth. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Supermodel-cum-columnist, actress (in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever and Malcolm X), and TV correspondent (on Good Morning America and HBO's Entertainment News) Webb's first collection of maladroit essays will thrill Seventeen subscribers, but few others. Read full book review >

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GIFT OF THE MAGPIE by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"But they don't hold a candle to Regina's magpie-enhanced sneaker for two. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Regina is a shoe-obsessed magpie. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMOTION by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A better introduction for young readers or listeners is Nicola Davies's One Tiny Turtle (2001). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Mason follows a loggerhead turtle, hatched in Florida, as she explores the oceans and, after many years, returns to her birthplace to mate and lay her eggs. Read full book review >

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FISH FACTS by Geoff Swinney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A delight for future ichthyologists and a thorough resource for research projects. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
This comprehensive collection of facts about fish is sure to educate as well as fascinate. Read full book review >

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I'M A DIRTY DINOSAUR by Janeen Brian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It is nearly impossible to look at without reading aloud, chanting aloud, and even tapping and stamping and sliding: extreme joyousness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This Australian import cries out for toddler participation, with parts for everyone. Read full book review >

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TOO TIGHT, BENITO! by Janeen Brian
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Readers will be especially pleased to play spot-the-squirrel as a small companion shadows Benito on his quest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Falling leaves tell Benito Bear that it's almost time to crawl into his cubby-hole for his winter sleep, but he discovers that he has outgrown his hole and must find another soon. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 5, 1991

"And the book, with its family photos, memories of family- farm operations, and contextual notes for every family recipe, caters to the current nostalgic mood."
Vegetables gussied up with butter, cream, and lard; oodles and oodles of cookies, cakes, and pies (``Grams'' baked pie almost every day of her married life); main dishes of home-butchered beef, ham, and pork, and kitchen-hatched chickens: This diet re-created from the author's and her mother's childhoods on a Minnesota dairy farm must violate most of the Surgeon General's guidelines for today's more sedentary population; but its genuine recipe relics—a few dreadful but most good country fare—are well worth trying on occasion. Read full book review >

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I'M A HUNGRY DINOSAUR by Janeen Brian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A toddler-friendly celebration of messiness, with a yummy culmination. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The grime-loving young star of I'm A Dirty Dinosaur! (2014) finds fresh wallowing potential in the ingredients for a cake…Read full book review >

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TANKA TANKA SKUNK! by Steve Webb
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"The amusing animal expressions, bright palette in summery shades, and hand-lettered text in bold black letters add to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tanka the elephant and Skunka the skunk are the stars of this humorous animal-identification story that uses rhythm and rhyme to establish the concept of rhythmic beats. Read full book review >