Search Results: "Jennifer Keats Curtis"


BOOK REVIEW

RAPTOR CENTERS by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Future animal helpers of all sorts will be en-raptor-ed. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This new Animal Helpers book considers raptors that have been injured or need help and the people and centers that care for them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANCTUARIES by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Part of an ongoing series about animal care that began with Wildlife Rehabilitators (2012), this title fills a niche but doesn't excite. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
What happens to a wild animal too badly injured or too acclimated to humans to be returned to the wild? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LUCKY LITTER by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A sweet read-aloud and useful resource for classroom animal studies, especially regarding endangered habitats. (learning activities) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wolf pups get a second chance at life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLES IN MY SANDBOX by Jennifer Keats Curtis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 10, 2006

"Sure to spark an interest in these amazing creatures, and to increase participation in Maryland's turtle project. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
When a diamondback terrapin mistakes Maggie's sandbox for the nearby beach, Maggie is treated to nine months of caring for and watching the eggs and young hatchlings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONLIGHT CRAB COUNT by Neeti Bathala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"A useful introduction to citizen science. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
On a late spring night under a full moon, Leena, her mother, and her dog count horseshoe crabs on an island beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAHORSES by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A very handsome, fundamental introduction to a fish that captures the attention, imagination and heart. (glossary, author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A lovely, gentle examination of this most charming and fascinating of sea creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF THE UNKNOWN by Jonathon Keats
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Unusual and charming stories that successfully revive a nearly forgotten form of storytelling. One hopes we will hear more of these Lamedh-Vov and their all-too-human struggles and triumphs."
Echoes of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sholom Aleichem and S.Y. Agnon sound throughout this high-concept collection's engaging stories. 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

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY by Ezra Jack Keats
Released: Sept. 30, 1968

"Collage that's characteristically Keats, drapery that's almost El Greco, detail and design that draw the eye to essentials, expressive skies —a glowing entity of certain appeal to children who know the song, with a right-hand piano accompaniment appended."
To the words and pa-rum beats of a popular Christmas song (by Katherine Davis, Henry Onota and Harry Simeone), a sun-flecked procession lays gifts before the King; the drummer boy, with no gift to bring ("I am a poor boy too"), plays on his drum, plays his best while silhouettes of ox and lamb paw on the sunset horizon, sees, sidelong, the Child smiling quietly, then marches off in the deepening lavender and rose and gold. Read full book review >

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KITTEN FOR A DAY by Ezra Jack Keats
Released: Nov. 15, 1974

"The puppy of course doesn't make it though his playmates are tolerant, and neither does the book except on a cutesy level we thought Keats was above exploiting."
This is one of Keats' practically wordless picture books, and truth to tell there isn't much to the pictures either. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOGGLES by Ezra Jack Keats
illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
Released: Sept. 15, 1969

"And you are glad that Peter, who's shown he can stand up for himself, tricks the bullies and gets away with his prize."
Goggles is not Glasses for Peter nor, like earlier books in the series, centered on a singular catalytic incident on the way to growing up and thus capable of broad application: the motorcycle goggles Peter finds and manages to keep from the neighborhood bullies — with the help of friend Archie, dog Willie and a ruse — might have been anything attractive to kids and the episode might have happened yesterday and might recur tomorrow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

He Can See Heaven by J.B. Keats
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2015

"An entertaining and thoughtful race to find a historical gem and a potentially world-changing truth."
A debut archaeological thriller examines the possible existence of ancient scrolls that could change the face of Christianity. Read full book review >