Search Results: "Jennifer Berne"


BOOK REVIEW

CALVIN, LOOK OUT! by Jennifer Berne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A tad didactic, but Calvin does look cool. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A starling gets spectacular specs. Read full book review >

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MANFISH by Jennifer Berne
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2008

This moving tribute to the great nautical observer and filmmaker is shot through with an authentically childlike sense of adventure and the thrill of discovery. Read full book review >

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NIGHTY-NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT by Jennifer Berne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2013

"This gentle bedtime book is sweet enough, but it doesn't exactly break new ground. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young tot in mauve footed pajamas tucks into bed with a good book. So begins this off-to-bed journey that provides glimpses of sleepy animals around the world. Read full book review >

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ON A BEAM OF LIGHT by Jennifer Berne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"For today's curious children, this intriguing and accessible blend of words and pictures will provide a splendid introduction to a man who never stopped questioning. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A boy who asked too many questions becomes iconic physicist Albert Einstein, whose questions changed the world. Read full book review >

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CALVIN CAN'T FLY by Jennifer Berne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Between its heartwarming (but never treacly) story and quirky illustrations, this tale should be a staple among book-loving families as well as in libraries and elementary classrooms for years to come. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The irresistible story of a proud bookworm will put smiles on the faces of readers of all ages. 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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A lyrical character sketch, vivid even through the smoky glass of time."
Orange Prize-winning novelist Berne (The Ghost at the Table, 2006, etc.) shapes a lovely, melancholic biography of her grandmother, despite modest background information. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST AT THE TABLE by Suzanne Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2006

"This substantial tale of a dysfunctional family reunion promises a holiday, and a read, to remember."
Rivaling sisters search for family truths over a Thanksgiving holiday. Read full book review >

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THE DOGS OF LITTLEFIELD by Suzanne Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"It's too bad about the dogs, but they died for a good cause."
Ranked sixth on the Wall Street Journal's list of Best Places to Live, the fictional town of Littlefield, Massachusetts, is far from paradise.Read full book review >

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ESCAPING THE NAZIS ON THE KINDERTRANSPORT by Emma Carlson Berne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A powerful, insightful perspective on the Holocaust. (photos, timeline, glossary, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Making considerable use of primary sources, Berne tells the affecting story of the Kindertransport, a rescue effort that brought thousands of mostly Jewish children to Great Britain from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940. Read full book review >

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A CRIME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Suzanne Berne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 1997

"Berne's skill with language and her talent for evoking believable, all-too-human characters add to this fascinating story of evil and fear, and the unexpected consequences they engender. (Author tour)"
True, this debut by a Massachusetts essayist and storywriter is a coming-of-age tale, but the greater ethical issues its author explores raise it well above typical first-novel fare. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Suzanne Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2001

"A literate and intelligent spin on the evil nanny story."
The stress in a modern-day marriage of opposites is exacerbated by the arrival of a seemingly perfect nanny—in a thought-provoking and accomplished second novel by the author of A Crime in the Neighborhood (1997). Read full book review >