Search Results: "Jennifer Anne Kogler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH CATCHERS by Jennifer Anne Kogler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Readers looking for rebooted mythology should stick with Rick Riordan. (Paranormal adventure. 10 & up)"
Faced with the essential paradox of prophecy—if you see the future, can you change it?—14-year-old Lizzy Mortimer races to save the people whose deaths she foresees and prevent Doomsday in this uneven modern-day Arthurian tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHERWORLDLIES by Jennifer Anne Kogler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"Despite plot threads that don't quite hang together and some awkward turns of phrase, Fern's story will readily please young vampire fans. (Fantasy. 10-11)"
Twelve-year-old Fern has always been unusual, but when she accidentally teleports out of an unpleasant classroom, she discovers she is an Unusual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY TUESDAY by Jennifer Anne Kogler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2005

"Her voice is only just wise enough, and her outlook is refreshingly childlike as she struggles to understand her parents and, therefore, herself. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Tuesday has been fascinated by the mysterious world of her parents from an early age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIREN'S CRY by Jennifer Anne Kogler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2011

"Volume one was far more coherent than this sequel—too bad. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Twelve-year-old Fern is an Otherworldly, a vampire—though why a non-blood-drinking, non-immortal, naturally born, teleporting telekinetic is called a "vampire" is left as an exercise to the reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES FROM MY CLOSET by Jennifer Anne Moses
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"For junior Project Runway wannabes. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2001) meets The Devil Wears Prada (2003) in this lighter-than-air chick lit about five young fashionistas in training. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG KAHUNA by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Together words and pictures create an utterly engaging picture-book experience—eye-catching, thought-provoking and just plain fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Surfer pigs rise above aphorisms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVE PUG by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Thin stuff; for a satisfying love story aimed at the preschool set, seek out Robert Munsch's aforementioned classic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The odd couple gets a visit from a lady pug who is immediately smitten with Pug, aka Wonder Pug, at least according to Chick's boasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EYE OF THE WHALE by Jennifer O'Connell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A whale of a tale for sure. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
With this story that amazes while it informs, readers cannot help but be touched by a singular event in which an ensnared humpback whale makes a profound connection with her rescuers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYLVIE by Jennifer Sattler
ANIMALS
Released: May 26, 2009

"David Shannon's A Bad Case of Stripes (1998) for the younger set, this will be a hit in just about every setting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"You are what you eat" is more than just a saying for Sylvie the flamingo. Read full book review >