Search Results: "Jennie Maizels"


BOOK REVIEW

POP-UP NEW YORK by Jennie Maizels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A pleasing tribute to New York's bright lights, unique sights and architectural flights. (Pop-up informational picture book. 6-10)"
A breezy 3-D ramble through the core of the Big Apple, from Battery Park to the Bronx Zoo. Read full book review >

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JENNIE by Douglas Preston
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

An anthropologist and his family take a chimpanzee into their home and make more of a fuss over the animal than readers are likely to in a first novel by science writer Preston (Cities of Gold, 1992). Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING POP-UP GRAMMAR BOOK by Jennie Maizels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This hyperactive grammatical playground is not a tool for teaching neophytes, but will work best with those who already have a basic knowledge of language rules. (Pop-up. 7-10)"
The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book ($16.99; Oct. 1996; 16 pp.; 0-525-45580-9): If diagramming sentences sends many readers to the land of nod, this pop-up, pull-out book on grammar will hit them like a jolt of caffeine. Read full book review >

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EARTHLY TREASURES by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2009

"More a delight for busy-fingered browsers than anything else, this'll keep that certain kind of child quiet for a long time. (Informational pop-up. 5-12)"
From the same team behind such novelty classics as The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book (1996) comes this exploration of rocks and minerals. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT POP-UP PUNCTUATION BOOK by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young writers and collectors of pop-up volumes will also be intrigued. (Nonfiction pop-up. 6-10)"
This unusual approach to explaining punctuation uses pop-up scenes, flaps, tabs and other features of paper engineering to bring some pizzazz to an often dull subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"A conscientious undertaking that offers plenty of food for thought."
The eventful life of Winston Churchill's mother, recounted by a writer who has penned similar tomes on Mother Teresa and Laura Ashley. Read full book review >

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I AM JENNIE by Jennie Ketcham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Ketcham is obviously a spirited, intelligent and painfully earnest young woman who wants others to learn from her mistakes, but her understanding of herself and the world around her is too limited to make her story instructive."
A former porn star's account of her disillusionment with the industry and quest to forge a new identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 28, 2014

"An enjoyable debut book for intermediate readers, but a stronger edit might have maximized its appeal."
A little girl's friends and siblings scheme to keep her sleepwalking habit under control in this debut children's chapter book. Read full book review >

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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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HERBIE'S BIG ADVENTURE by Jennie Poh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A charming story that explores a child's newfound independence. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young hedgehog leaves home for his first solo adventure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A survivor's story that is both upbeat and candid."
Magazine writer Nash (Altared States, not reviewed) shares her experience of breast cancer. Read full book review >