Search Results: "Jennifer DiRubbio"


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 >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A solid introductory look at animal migration in a form that the youngest readers will appreciate. (Illustrated picture book. 4-10)"
A creative-nonfiction look at animal migration. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But overall it's nothing special and should be skipped. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a cumulative text in the form of The House That Jack Built, Fredericks (The Wonder of Elephants, not reviewed, etc.) has created a story about the creatures found under a rock: "A village of animals with special features." Read full book review >

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JENNIFER GOVERNMENT by Max Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"It's Catch-22 by way of The Matrix."
Bubblegum pop-future comedy in which corporations go to war like feudal fiefdoms. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, TOO by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The perky, realistic dialogue, lively b&w art, and assertive protagonist will all appeal to other young feminists, and to boys with older sibs, too. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of the popular Jamaica books offers three easy chapters about a cheerful child edging her way into her big brother's games with his friends. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Teachers may find the cool activities and projects listed in the back helpful, but, overall, flaws outweigh utility. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The exploration of microhabitats continues in this sixth outing from Fredericks and DiRubbio (Under One Rock, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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JENNIFER MURDLEY'S TOAD by Bruce Coville
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Snagged immediately with ``If Jennifer Murdley hadn't been forced to wear her brother's underpants to school, the whole thing might never have happened,'' readers will find this latest escapade featuring Mr. S. H. Elives and his quirky magic-shop endlessly funny. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, GWYNETH & ME by Rachel Bertsche
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A gratuitous work of celebrity worship."
One writer's attempt to "celebrify" her life by following the examples of today's leading ladies in pop culture. Read full book review >

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WHAT JENNIFER SAW by Hal Schweig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"A gripping tale of suspense, family dynamics and trauma's fallout."
Schweig's debut novel is a psychological murder mystery that traces the undoing of a family after tragedy strikes. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER AND HER SELVES by Gerald Schoenewolf
Released: Sept. 28, 1991

"Good material for a TV soap opera, perhaps, but suffering from too few details of the therapy, rather textbook-like discussions of multiple personality disorder, and flat, unconvincing recollections of emotions."
In a dramatized version of one of his earliest cases, psychotherapist Schoenewolf reveals the complicated relationship that developed between himself as an inexperienced therapist and ``Jennifer,'' a beautiful young patient with multiple personality disorder. Read full book review >

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SAM’S LETTERS TO JENNIFER by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2004

"Love, like, totally conquers all."
Patterson, a former ad man turned megaselling author (The Lake House, 2003, etc.), makes a calculated and obvious appeal to the widest possible reader demographic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

Run-of-the-mill bio of a mildly luminous Hollywood star. Read full book review >