Search Results: "Jennifer Ann Mackley"


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Wilford Woodruff's Witness by Jennifer Ann Mackley
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2014

"Too specialized for the mainstream but with much to offer a niche readership."
A meticulous history of the early days of Mormonism. 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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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Americana A Civics Handbook by Mary B. Mackley
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2015

"A valuable resource for a wide array of interested parties, from students to recent immigrants of all ages."
A debut civics book delivers the basics of American government. Read full book review >

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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: JENNIFER EGAN
by Rachel Sugar

Manhattan Beach is not the novel Jennifer Egan set out to write, in large part because Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winner, doesn’t write by following plans. “I don’t really know what I’m going to do before I do it,” she tells me over salads—she recommends the arugula, “if you’re in a salad-y mood, it’s very salad-y”—at Olea in her ...


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HERE A TROPE, THERE A TROPE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: The Queen of Dark and Stormy Secrets

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factor: Dark Secret

Relationship Status: One Date Wonder

 

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

The cover is a nice callback to ...


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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF WHY I HATE HER by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 27, 2010

"Carly is ultimately a pitiable figure, and Jacobson's gradual reveal, through Nola's first-person, present-tense narration, of the fun, then the danger, of this classic frenemy's borderline personality disorder is deliciously, palpably tense. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Nola has always stood by her younger sister, Song—through surgery, chemotherapy, remission and the recurrence of Song's cancer—but, craving adventure and normalcy, she takes a summer job as a waitress at Rocky Cove, a swanky Maine resort. Read full book review >