Search Results: "Jeannie Marshall"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Marshall's clear, direct book ably captures the frustrations of trying to find the healthiest path and inspiring kids to do the same."
Teaching kids "to learn the simple pleasures of the table and to appreciate the taste of real food." Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE OF US by Jeannie Waudby
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A timely and riveting debut thriller about tolerance and the complexities of truth. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old K discovers deception on all sides when she infiltrates a terrorist group Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEARCHING FOR SILVERHEELS by Jeannie Mobley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An engrossing, plausible story of several unlikely feminist heroines with a touch of romance and intrigue. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A teen in a small Colorado mining town in 1917 investigates a local legend with surprising results. Read full book review >

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WINDOW by Jeannie Baker
illustrated by Jeannie Baker
FICTION
Released: April 26, 1991

Baker's lastest plea for the environment, like Van Allsburg's Just a Dream (1990), is explicit: 12 views through the same framing window detail what happens during a single generation as ugly urban life crowds into a wilderness vista. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE SMILE by Jeannie Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An overly detailed and dated account of the ups and downs of an Illinois political campaign, possibly of interest to black female Chicagoans, political groupies of any ilk, or feminist book clubs."
A close-up look at the senatorial campaign of a trailblazing black female politician. Read full book review >