Search Results: "Jen Barton"


BOOK REVIEW

FIONA THORN AND THE CARAPACEM SPELL by Jen Barton
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Young fantasy fans will likely enjoy this richly imagined tale and will eagerly await its next installment."
Barton's explosive middle-grade fantasy debut tells about an orphan's quest to save her magical best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M TRYING TO LOVE SPIDERS by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Both arachnophobes and arachnophiles will find useful debate fodder squashed within these pages. (Picture book. 3-12)"
What if "trying" not to hate spiders doesn't quite cut it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CAR by Byron Barton
by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"With a dazzling kaleidoscope of energetic hues illuminating the pages, small children will be entranced by this appealing tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fledgling car-enthusiasts can learn all about the wonderful world of automobiles as Sam proudly touts the merits of his zippy red car. Read full book review >

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PROTECT ME FROM MYSELF
by Rosemary Hallmark

BOOK REPORT for The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster

Cover Story: Sir Mix-a-Lot
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: He Said, She Said (and He Said, and She Said)
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Just Friends

Cover Story: Sir Mix-a-Lot

Are Big Butts the new Big Face? I certainly hope ...


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LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Stuart Smalley

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: He Said

Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, UMass Amherst

Relationship Status: Be My World-Maker

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Whoever designed this cover just gets this book. This isn’t a cut and dry love story; there’s ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUT FOR BUGS by Jen Prokopowicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2015

"For appreciation rather than information, this is an interesting addition to the environmental shelf. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Photographs of a series of cut-paper dioramas form this seek-and-find puzzle book starring hidden creatures in the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS MONSTER CANNOT WAIT! by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"For youngsters working on self-control (a school-readiness skill), Stewart does…eventually…learn that good things come to those who wait. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Stewart, from This Monster Needs a Haircut (2012), is going camping for the first time, and he (literally) cannot wait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS MONSTER NEEDS A HAIRCUT by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2012

"Neither terrible nor terribly interesting; Elivia Savadier's No Haircut Today! (2005) is a more distilled treatment of the same subject. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Visually energetic but unsophisticated, with pedestrian text, this may be selected more by parents hoping the humor will coax their kids into a haircut than by the kids themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEE LITTLE WOMAN by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

The echoes of other versions of this tale gain all the invigorating impact of an original in Barton's capable hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPY SONGBIRD by Suzanne Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This sleepy narrative doesn't ever really wake up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small bird named Little Peep wants to join the other birds singing at sunrise, but he discovers that he isn't an early riser. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY HOUSE by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"The targeted diaperati will likely be similarly enervated by this bland open house. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A ginger cat introduces young viewers to his personal house and world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIVE BEES A CHANCE by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Even the most bee-phobic readers will have a hard time resisting this swarm of humor and fact. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Following much the same format as in I'm Trying to Love Spiders (2015), Barton makes a strong case for the value of bees. Read full book review >