Search Results: "Jennifer Ann Mackley"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BLOG POST

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 ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, DODO! by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A charming, cozy read-aloud with lots of visual interest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clueless little dodo stumbles into several adventures. Read full book review >