Search Results: "Jeannine Atkins"


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FINDING WONDERS by Jeannine Atkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Inspirational and informative, Atkins shows how pursuing one's passion for science, math, or any field considered nontraditional is worth the risk. (author's note, bibliographic essay, bibliography) (Verse historical fiction. 10-14)"
The verse biographies of three pioneering women who made their marks on science. Read full book review >

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STONE MIRRORS by Jeannine Atkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A fascinating, tantalizing glimpse. (bibliography) (Verse historical fiction. 12-18)"
Edmonia Lewis was a noted African-American sculptor whose career begins in this verse novel set in the late 1800s. Read full book review >

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Views from a Window Seat by Jeannine Atkins
Released: Oct. 26, 2013

"Every writer's situation is unique, and each needs to find his or her own path, but this admirable journey through a veteran author's process provides instructions that should prove valuable to most."
A sparkling look at how children's book author and poet Atkins (Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon, 2012, etc.) writes and lives. Read full book review >

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ANNE HUTCHINSON’S WAY by Jeannine Atkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Atkins tells a complex story of faith and freedom with clarity and strength. (Picture book/fictionalized biography. 8-11)"
Atkins offers a beautifully produced and constructed fictionalized tale of the preacher and midwife Anne Hutchinson, told from the point of view of Susanna, Hutchinson's youngest child until they arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 3, 2003

"Atkins takes liberties with secondary details, but overall this narrative linear timeline emphasizes the significance of women as they pursued dreams, broke barriers, made headlines, and shaped aviation history proving that women could fly as well as men. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Among the current proliferation of books about aviation due to the upcoming centennial (December 17, 2003) of the Wright brothers' historic flight, here is one that finally focuses on women and their collective role and contributions. Read full book review >

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ROBIN’S HOME by Jeannine Atkins
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 2001

"Wonderfully reassuring for anxious little fledglings of any species. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sympathetic tale about the travails of growing up, seen through the eyes of a reluctant baby robin. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Fine as the concept is, the execution does not quite succeed at illuminating the passion that drove each of these dyads, but it is certainly an interesting way of beginning to look for the spark. (timeline, selected bibliography) (Collective biography/poetry. 12 & up)"
The three women in the subtitle were all born in 1867, and Atkins brings them together in this unusual volume. Read full book review >

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A NAME ON THE QUILT by Jeannine Atkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"In his first picture book, Hills's soft-focus artwork serves mostly as a buffer to all the sharp emotions of the text. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A family gathers to remember one of their own: a brother, an uncle, a mate, a son. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2005

"Great for school reports. (author's note, timeline, bibliography) (Collective biography. 10+)"
In a heightened voice both dramatic and romantic, Atkins tells 12 stories of women who did amazing things. Read full book review >

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GET SET! SWIM! by Jeannine Atkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The atmospheric hints and half-stated ideas may not be enough to compel children through the pages. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The pure delight of sport—of pushing the body's capabilities, of moving with grace and style—takes a back seat to winning in this curious mixture of minor-league motives and big hearts from Atkins. Read full book review >

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DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION by Robert C. Atkins
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1992

"Still, get ready for a blitz."
Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, published two decades ago, sold millions of copies but was denounced by medical authorities for its unsound high-calorie, low-carbohydrate regimen. Read full book review >

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Spring by Jeannine Gerkman
Released: June 2, 2015

"Appealing illustrations and strong sensory descriptions make this volume a superb choice for a calm, nighttime lap read or a unit on the seasons for lower elementary school classes."
Gerkman introduces young readers to a poem employing a variety of new springtime vocabulary words in this short but image-packed debut picture book. Read full book review >