Search Results: "Jeannie Brett"


BOOK REVIEW

WILD ABOUT BEARS by Jeannie Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"With its clear text and illustrations, this introduction is just the ticket for younger elementary readers. (map, glossary, bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Both text and artwork support this book's title: full of facts, but only those emphasizing endearing bear habits; full of gentle watercolors that show peaceful bear-family scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Too painful to be a comfort to other parents and lovers, this is—as it seems meant to be—a tribute to the richness and vitality of a young woman who fought to make every dying day count for life."
The dramatic, sad story of a young woman's prolonged death from cancer, as told by her devastated father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECORATED HORSES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Even readers mad for all things horse won't give this more than a quick graze before galloping off to richer pastures. (index, bibliography, websites) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Bright colors and ornate furbelows flash in this survey of horsey fashion through the ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEANNIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE by Barbara Eden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Irredeemably minor but inoffensive, like a half-remembered episode of a silly sitcom."
Eden comes clean. Squeaky clean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE AMERICA by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"More a sure-fire flop than a patriotic primer. (Board book. 3-4) "
It's unlikely little ones will garner much appreciation for the U.S. of A. from these trivial riddles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF ROSY DOCK by Jeannie Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Baker's riveting collages dazzle the eyes and reward close examination; a note at the end reveals how the introduction of nonnative plants and animals into a landscape always has consequences, whether a pleasure or pox. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
An Australian desert, unchanged for thousands of years, undergoes a transformation that powerfully evokes the interrelationship of all things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATERINA'S WISH by Jeannie Mobley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Top-notch. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Katerina and her little sisters want to believe in their dreams, but life in a Colorado coal camp threatens to turn them into pipe dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLE by Jeannie Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A visually striking account of godwit migration—pair it with Sandra Markle's similar but more concrete The Long, Long Journey (2013), illustrated by Mia Posada. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Baker (Mirror, 2010, etc.) turns her eye to a story that parallels the migration of the godwit with a white, wheelchair-using child who wishes for flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME by Jeannie Baker
Kirkus Star
by Jeannie Baker, illustrated by Jeannie Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Mesmerizing. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As she did in Window (1991), Baker offers an intriguing wordless observation of how a neighborhood changes over time through the vantage point of a double-paned window frame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRROR by Jeannie Baker
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Perfectly spectacular. (Picture book. All ages)"
This entirely original book is a strong contender to bring to a desert island, especially as it's two books in one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIDDEN FOREST by Jeannie Baker
FICTION
Released: March 31, 2000

"Not to be missed. (Picture book. 59)"
Vivid, inventive collages by author/artist Jeannie Baker make this picture book on the hidden underwater world of kelp forests a compelling addition to the ecology section of school and public libraries. Read full book review >