Search Results: "Jennifer Kalis"


BOOK REVIEW

MALLORY AND MARY ANN TAKE NEW YORK by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Slight and formulaic. (Fiction.7-10)"
Mallory's friendship with Mary Ann is tested in this latest installment of the long-running series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY IT AGAIN, MALLORY by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Readers of the series will probably eagerly scoop up another somewhat vanilla-flavored entry. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Like most of the kids in grades four through six in her school, Mallory's thrilled to hear they're going to have six weeks of arts electives—until she is assigned the tuba. What's a girl to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEP FOURTH, MALLORY! by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The book will appeal to fans of Marissa Moss's Amelia series. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The format in the latest in Friedman's popular Mallory series follows the well-established pattern. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MALLORY MAKES A DIFFERENCE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"While readers can celebrate Mallory's widening outlook on the world, they may yearn for a little less vanilla-flavored syrup. (Fiction. 7-11)"
After the disappointment of taking on too much for Halloween, Mallory decides she needs to be more philanthropic for the next holiday in this 28th and final tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2014

"A personal look at the disintegration of the Soviet Union, experienced through the eyes of an occasionally callow, but always likable, young man."
An affecting coming-of-age memoir looking at life in the Soviet Union at a time of political and social change by American debut author Kalis. 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

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, DODO! by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A charming, cozy read-aloud with lots of visual interest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clueless little dodo stumbles into several adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FUNNY LITTLE BIRD by Jennifer Yerkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"This highly original and thought-provoking picture book will appeal to the peek-a-boo sensibilities of the youngest readers and also have aesthetic appeal for parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The funny little white bird is almost invisible against his white background, unnoticed and, consequently, sad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICK 'N' PUG MEET THE DUDE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Skip this one in favor of Sattler's Uh-Oh, Dodo! (2013) and Pig Kahuna (2011). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Odd-couple friends Chick and Pug return in a nonsensical tale so slender that it barely registers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE YOU LATER, MOM! by Jennifer Northway
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"This straightforward tale of a boy's adjustment to preschool is not a new story, but the presence of children of various races adds a realistic touch, and it will provide warmth and reassurance to children who may be nervous about starting school. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Many children are anxious about starting school, and William is no exception. Read full book review >