Search Results: "Jennifer Plecas"


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PRETEND by Jennifer  Plecas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Darling and genuine. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sweet, imaginative father-son adventure. Read full book review >

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BAH! SAID THE BABY by Jennifer Plecas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A nifty romp that doubles as a guessing game (with some phonics tied in), this has appeal for large read-aloud crowds as well as siblings who seek a lighter new-baby tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A baby's first word sends mother, brother and sister rushing around to figure out what it means. Read full book review >

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OLIVE'S PERFECT WORLD by Jennifer  Plecas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"Bibliotherapy with its heart in the right place, though a little underdone. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Olive and Emily, Emily and Olive; they will be best friends forever. Period. The End. Or is it? Read full book review >

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BABY DANCED THE POLKA by Karen Beaumont
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2004

"Don't even try to sit still with this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The toddler and nursery-school sets will delightedly clap and cavort in step with this wide-awake baby, who boogies with a succession of toy animals rather than settle down to sleep. Read full book review >

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EMMA'S MAGIC WINTER by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1998

"Shyness, friendship, and little brothers are all encountered and adroitly dealt with, as the girls move from winter 'into a magic spring.' (Fiction. 5-8)"
Several complicated issues for children are nicely resolved in Little's book, her first for the I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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AGAPANTHUS HUM AND MAJOR BARK by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"This sparkling addition to the adventures of Agapanthus gently reminds us all that it's more than okay to be different: it's cause for celebration. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Cowley's (Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses, 1999) spunky, bespectacled heroine acquires a pet as unabashedly unique as she is when a trip to the local shelter results not in the intended cat, but a dog. Read full book review >

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ELLA KAZOO WILL NOT BRUSH HER HAIR by Lee Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Many families will relate to a stubborn child who refuses to brush her hair; Ella Kazoo offers a humorous take with a fine solution. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ella Kazoo will do anything to avoid brushing her hair. Read full book review >

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AGAPANTHUS HUM AND THE ANGEL HOOT by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A howling success. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Good little Mommy and good little Daddy are back with their irrepressible, growing daughter, Agapanthus Hum (Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses, 1999; Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, 2001). Read full book review >

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EMMA’S YUCKY BROTHER by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A first choice for most libraries and an excellent book to recommend to families with adopted or foster children. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
The very best easy readers also succeed as picture books or read-alone fiction that a child would choose to read as an entertaining story rather than an educational exercise. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER GOVERNMENT by Max Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"It's Catch-22 by way of The Matrix."
Bubblegum pop-future comedy in which corporations go to war like feudal fiefdoms. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, TOO by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The perky, realistic dialogue, lively b&w art, and assertive protagonist will all appeal to other young feminists, and to boys with older sibs, too. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of the popular Jamaica books offers three easy chapters about a cheerful child edging her way into her big brother's games with his friends. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS A GOOD THING TO FEEL by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"It's hard to argue with this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl and her toy rabbit riff on love in a sort of free-association celebration. Read full book review >