Search Results: "Jennifer Ann Mann"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNNY SWEET IS SO DEAD MEAT by Jennifer Ann  Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Over the stinkin' top, as Masha might say. (Fiction. 8-12)"
More adventures of genius Sunny Sweet and her loving but frustrated big sister, Masha, who is clearly tired of her little sister knowing more than her. Read full book review >

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SUNNY SWEET IS SO NOT SORRY by Jennifer Ann  Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"This debut kicks off a series; here's hoping the plots are more believable in the future. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Anyone with a difficult-to-appreciate sibling will feel sorry for fifth-grader Masha, older sister of precocious, gifted Sunny Sweet. Read full book review >

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TWO SPECKLED EGGS by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers may not look at their classmates the same again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two opposites may not be as opposite as they imagined in Mann's look at grade school cliques and oddballs. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SAM AND JUMP by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Kids with their own favorite toys will identify with this gentle, tender tale of Sam and Jump's special bond. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a small boy forgets his precious stuffed rabbit at the beach, he fears the worst. Read full book review >

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PERCY, DOG OF DESTINY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Percy doesn't seem to have much of a destiny beyond chasing his favorite ball, but perhaps that is the point. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A black-and-white dog plays with his canine pals at a dog park, culminating in an encounter with a feisty, ball-stealing squirrel. Read full book review >

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TURKEY TOT by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Let's hope that when November rolls around, Turkey Tot has become the farm's mascot, not its dinner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A determined turkey gets the sweet, juicy, high-hanging berries. Read full book review >

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101 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BACKYARD WILDLIFE by Ann Squire
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Overall the book is mildly interesting but hampered by a scattershot approach to an inherently fascinating subject. (b&w illustrations) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A compendium of backyard trivia that leaves out more questions than it answers. Read full book review >

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I WILL NEVER GET A STAR ON MRS. BENSON'S BLACKBOARD by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Would that all teachers find the star-worthy within each of their students. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A messy, daydreaming artist despairs of ever doing anything star-worthy in Mrs. Benson's class. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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SHEILA SAYS WE'RE WEIRD by Ruth Ann Smalley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A good-humored guide to environmentally responsible behavior, all the more convincing (and refreshing) for being indirect. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Right along with a nosy young neighbor, children get an eyeful of a family's sustainable lifestyle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-12)"
A readable portrait of a great 19th-century pioneer: a chemist who studied at Vassar in its earliest years, was the first woman at MIT (they waived her fees: if she failed, they could disclaim her; she was awarded a degree in 1873, but later denied a doctorate she had earned), and went on to seminal work in water pollution, nutrition, and detecting adulteration of food—all fulfilling her lifelong aim of using science to make people healthier. Read full book review >