Search Results: "Jennifer Black Reinhardt"


BOOK REVIEW

THE INVENTOR'S SECRET by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not exactly eloquent advice, perhaps, but on target. (timeline, source notes, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
What would a renowned, established inventor have to say to a hopeful young tinkerer? Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF A SOUTH POLE PIG by Chris Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Engaging fantasy adventure for preteen pig pals. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Out of the way, Wilbur and Babe: Your cousin Flora has "adventurous hooves"! Read full book review >

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RABBI BENJAMIN'S BUTTONS by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Every reader, sentimental or not, can enjoy the many holiday recipes at the end of the book. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This story will feel familiar to many readers, and some of them will find that oddly disconcerting. Read full book review >

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BLUE ETHEL by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Ethel may not win any cat marathons, but she'll win hearts young and old. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When you're set in your ways, little changes can really throw you. Read full book review >

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YAKS YAK by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"An excellent and entertaining vocabulary builder: pair this with Betsy Rosenthal's An Ambush of Tigers, 2015, illustrated by Jago, for more clever, educational wordplay. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Park and Reinhardt present 18 animal homograph pairs that illustrate for readers what they mean. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE by Dana Reinhardt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 27, 2008

"Readers will find Harper absolutely charming, even at her most sardonic moments. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Harper lost her mother when she was two years old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOKS THAT COOK by Jennifer Cognard-Black
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Food lovers and cookbook collectors will savor this literary stew."
A buffet of poems, stories, essays and recipes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARMLESS by Dana Reinhardt
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Worthwhile, but not spectacular. (Fiction. YA)"
Reinhardt follows the success of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life (2006) with the story of three friends who feel the consequences of a lie. Read full book review >

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TELL US SOMETHING TRUE by Dana Reinhardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"The novel ends in a buoyant mood, perhaps not entirely earned. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an ill-advised effort to set his life straight, 17-year-old River Dean fakes a weed addiction and joins a support group for teens. Read full book review >

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WE ARE THE GOLDENS by Dana Reinhardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Reinhardt's skillful exploration of the dynamics of sibling relationships and truly inventive narrative structure shine a light on the ordinary struggle of growing up. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Nell's discovery of her sister's secret tests the powerful emotional bond between them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUMMER I LEARNED TO FLY by Dana Reinhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"Quiet yet immensely appealing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the lazy days of summer in a California coastal town, Drew works at her mom's struggling cheese shop and indulges her crush on an older co-worker, until she discovers Emmett and becomes involved in his very different world. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS A BROTHER KNOWS by Dana Reinhardt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Powerful. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Levi's older brother Boaz enlisted in the Marines after graduating from high school rather than attend an elite university as expected. Read full book review >