Search Results: "Jeannine Garsee"


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FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Despite these flaws, though, this gritty story has great appeal. (Fiction. YA)"
Martha has spent 14 years following her alcoholic mom through one short-term job/house/relationship after another. Read full book review >

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SAY THE WORD by Jeannine Garsee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"The details of Shawna's daily life sometimes slow down the plot, but it is because of these details that readers will believe Shawna's final transition from doormat to independent thinker. (Fiction. YA)"
Perfectionist Shawna hasn't seen her mother, Penny, in years, not since Penny left their Ohio home to live with another woman in New York. Read full book review >

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THE UNQUIET by Jeannine Garsee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2012

"A shocking, spine-tingling ending proves that ghost stories never go out of style. (Supernatural thriller. 14 & up)"
Even small towns have urban legends. Read full book review >

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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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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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DEAD TIDE by Jeannine Kadow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2002

"But nobody will stop reading halfway through."
Just because Lacie Wagner, unwinding on Nantucket before she resumes her stint as a D.C. news anchor, has found the body shouldn't give her any special access to the investigation—at least, that's what the hard-nosed ADA for Cape Cod and the islands thinks. 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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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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MAMA MOON by Jeannine Ouellette-Howitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Her blushing, rounded formsMama, in the last stages of pregnancy, looks like a ripe red plumsuit this loving lullaby perfectly, a story that will soothe and comfort children in Sophie's situation. (Picture book 3-6)"
Ouellette-Howitz's first book has an original approach to a timeless parental problem: how to help children cope with the impending arrival of a new sibling. 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 >