Search Results: "Jennifer Berne"


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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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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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GO ASK ALICE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
by Jennie K.

 

BOOK REPORT for The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Cover Story: Sticks and Stones

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Just the Facts, Ma’am

Anti-Bonus Factor: Small-Minded Small Town

Relationship Status: See You at School

 

Cover Story: Sticks and Stones

The cover brings to mind the old chestnut, “Sticks and stones may break my bones ...


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THE LAIRD TAKES A BRIDE by Lisa Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance."
Highland spinster Fiona Douglass is forced to attend a house party designed to find a bride for Alasdair Penhallow and has every expectation of being looked over, but after a series of unexpected events, she finds herself married to the intriguing, infuriating man. Read full book review >

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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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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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