Search Results: "Janet Halfmann"


BOOK REVIEW

HOME IN THE CAVE by Shennen Bersani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"Bat lovers (or haters, for that matter) aren't going to learn anything here that isn't offered more clearly and with less anthropomorphism elsewhere. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A young bat explores cave ecology, squired by a pack rat with a flashlight. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL TEACHERS by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Nicely connecting the child to the natural world, this would be a useful opener for a unit about animals as well as a title to share with young animal lovers. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Just like human children, animal babies from chicks to bear cubs learn lessons from adults around them. Read full book review >

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STAR OF THE SEA by Janet Halfmann
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"This combines with the lack of scientific vocabulary to keep this from being a solid resource, but it could serve to spark further interest. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
An introduction to the ochre sea star, a Pacific coast variety. Read full book review >

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SEVEN MILES TO FREEDOM by Janet Halfmann
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

"A triumph. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
The daring Civil War escape of a slave, his crew and their families in a stolen Confederate supply boat receives appropriately inspirational treatment in this new picture book. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA IS A SLOWPOKE by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A sweet celebration of intergenerational slowpokery. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An unnamed little girl likes to go on long walks across the countryside with her grandmother…but Grandma, who walks with a cane, is a slowpoke. Read full book review >

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EGGS 1 2 3 by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A solid addition to the spring egg shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Writing for a younger audience than usual, Halfmann pares down the text, leaving a math/science book that will have readers counting, guessing and learning baby-animal names. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, but vulgar and plodding."
Bloated, stumbling account of Janet Auchincloss, her family, and the social world that produced Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Read full book review >