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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

APT. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats
illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
Released: Aug. 23, 1971

"It's too bad that the story he invents here is just a sentimental occasion for his backgrounds, but the backgrounds are impressive as usual, and the tone as well as the hero are mature enough for new readers too sophisticated for the usual picture book fare."
Proceeding further in the direction set by Goggles of smudgy, darker, here almost somber backgrounds, Keats turns From the well known Peter to portray an older, white (or racially neutral) boy in an equally dingy setting. Read full book review >

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HATE CRIMES IN CYBERSPACE by Danielle Keats Citron
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Frightening and infuriating, this demand for legal accountability for Internet barbarism deserves widespread exposure and serious consideration."
An impassioned call for equal rights for women on the Internet. Read full book review >

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LOUIE by Ezra Jack Keats
illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
Released: Sept. 29, 1975

"If the older children's sensitive generosity is a lucky break for Louie, Keats' way of seeing through the little boy's eyes will inspire the same empathic understanding from his audience."
A child's total captivation by a puppet show character is the subject of this small but touching story. Read full book review >

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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 >