Search Results: "Janeen Webb"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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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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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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 >

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LOOKING FOR SEABIRDS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2004

Readers take an Alaskan cruise in this follow-up to Sibert Honor winner My Season with Penguins (2000). Read full book review >

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MY SEASON WITH PENGUINS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The lack of an index limits the usefulness of the title for school assignments, but science enthusiasts will enjoy this attractively illustrated look at science at work. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Webb, an ornithologist and artist, describes and illustrates her two-month stay at the bottom of the world, studying a breeding colony of Adélie penguins on Cape Royds, an island off the coast of Antarctica. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE ROCK SPLITS THE SKY by Philip Webb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"For Western aficionados who don't mind alien outlaws in their shoot'em-ups. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
In a bizarre post-apocalyptic future, Megan Bridgwater's world is defined by Western garb, gab and clichés. Read full book review >

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SIX DAYS by Philip Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Even if events don't always quite hold together, it's such a racketing good time it doesn't matter. (Science fiction. 9-11)"
In this crackerjack adventure, a pair of Cockney trash-pickers and their spaceman friend seek a MacGuffin in the ruins of post-apocalyptic London. Read full book review >