Search Results: "Janine Dawson"


BOOK REVIEW

JANINE. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"An optimistic but nevertheless real solution to a common school problem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A slightly new twist on the kid-getting-bullied story. Read full book review >

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BOBBIE DAZZLER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A brief note on the copyright page gives information concerning the Red-necked Wallaby. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bobbie Dazzler is a lively and bouncing Red-necked Wallaby. Read full book review >

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EMMA’S QUESTION by Catherine Urdahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Dawson's cartoon-style watercolor illustrations occasionally provide successful comic relief, but often emerge as one half of a contradictory pairing with the seriousness of the text's content. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The buildup to the revelation of Emma's titular question takes some time, while Urdahl introduces Emma, her parents and her beloved, hospitalized Grandma. Read full book review >

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LILY QUENCH AND THE LIGHTHOUSE OF SKELLIG MOR by Natalie Jane Prior
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Though this volume stands alone well enough, readers will want to go back to the first three works in the series to tie up loose ends. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lily Quench, the last of the dragon-slaying Quench family, continues her quest in the fourth offering in the series. Read full book review >

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AWESOME DAWSON by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Aimed squarely at small boys, this is action, adventure and imagination with a positive message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An inventive reuser builds a cleaning robot that threatens to eat his town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANINE AND THE FIELD DAY FINISH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Readers will agree that this optimistic little girl has a mighty big heart. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Young protagonist Janine excels in many ways—but not in sports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANINE IS FRENCH by Lloyd Alexander
Released: March 9, 1959

"Bright and poignant, this may appeal to the men as well as the ladies, for after all, Janine is French!"
A truly charming excursion into the wonderland of an encounter between an unsophisticated, unself-conscious and utterly feminine French woman and life in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAISY DAWSON IS ON HER WAY! by Steve Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Meserve's abundant comical sketches add bounce to this already-sweet wisp of a tale that gladdens the heart. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Daisy, small for her age, has a big imagination, one that often leads her to dawdling during flights of fancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEFIANT by Janine Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An inspirational but thin account of an athlete's tragic accident and the long road she traveled to reach a different kind of fulfilling life."
An athlete's memoir about her ability to overcome personal tragedy and reinvent her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUCHED BY VENOM by Janine Cross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Wretched drivel of the sort that gives fantasy a bad name."
A bizarre and overwrought first novel, the first in a trilogy, about humans who worship and live side-by-side with dragons. Read full book review >