Search Results: "Jason Baskin"


BOOK REVIEW

ORDINARY DOGS, EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDSHIPS by Pam Flowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"A must-read—and reread—for all animal lovers. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Flowers (Alone Across the Arctic, 2011) is a sled-dog musher in Alaska. Her attachment to her loyal and hardworking dogs is unmistakable. Read full book review >

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PAINT ME A MONSTER by Janie Baskin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Readers will fall in love with Rinnie; Baskin has crafted a beautiful story about the complexities of family, self-respect and human connection. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Baskin's first novel spans 13 years in the life of an artistic girl torn between perfection and loving herself as she is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DID YOU SAY GHOSTS? by Richard Michelson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Some are done up in ways that are almost comically crude, which, together with Michelson's teasing tone, gives young readers the option of laughing or shivering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An anything-but-soothing bedtime rhyme for two voices: ``Everything will be all right./There aren't any ghosts in sight...'' ``GHOSTS! Read full book review >

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RUBY ON THE OUTSIDE by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A deeply compassionate exploration of an experience underrepresented in children's literature but overrepresented in the real world. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Having a mom in prison presents Ruby with complications and challenges. Read full book review >

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SURFACING by Nora Raleigh Baskin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"At once frustrating and deeply moving, this ambitious novel comes tantalizingly close to getting it right. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When Leah was 9 and Maggie 5, the sisters made a forbidden trip to the condo pool, where Leah drowned. Now 15 and a swim-team star, Maggie interprets her world, her worth and her choices through the prism of that loss. Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF CRAZIES by Nora Raleigh Baskin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"But the source of her troubled behavior, a discontent with parental expectations, remains tenuous. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Mia Singer (13) is having a bad year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Readers might want more about the games, but those who play on sports teams will recognize these characters and be rooting for them. (Fiction 10-12)"
Sixth-graders Hank, Nathan, Jeremy, and Anabel form a lasting friendship over the course of the North Bridge Sixth Grade Travel Basketball season, the setting for this school sports story. Read full book review >

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NINE, TEN by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Tense, disturbing, and thought-provoking. (author's note, acknowledgements) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Four children of diverse ethnicities, unknown to one another, are at Chicago's O'Hare airport on Sept. 9, 2001. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY LOVE by Nora Raleigh Baskin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"An ambitious concept that doesn't take off. (Historical fantasy. 12-16)"
A time rift connects Laura in 1972 with present-day Jonas. The story of their romantic connection alternates with scenes of each struggling with parental divorce in his or her own time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL WE KNOW OF LOVE by Nora Raleigh Baskin
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Girls navigating relationships with boys, mothers, fathers and friends will gladly share Natalie's bus seat as she heads south. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Natalie's obsession with Adam, her glib sometime boyfriend, and the very real possibility of pregnancy compel her to take a 24-hour bus ride to Florida to find her missing mother and some answers about love. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER BEFORE BOYS by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Baskin adeptly portrays Julia's ambivalence and anxiety in this thoughtful tale that artfully brings the war to the homefront. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An extraordinary novel explores the challenges faced by children whose parents have gone off to war. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING BUT TYPICAL by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"This is me,' as one of his characters says. (Fiction. 10-14)"
People say 12-year-old Jason Blake is weird. Read full book review >