Search Results: "Jennifer L. Holm"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Appealing and thought-provoking, with an ending that suggests endless possibilities. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
What would it be like if your grandfather turned up in your house as a 13-year-old boy? Read full book review >

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TURTLE IN PARADISE by Jennifer L. Holm
ADVENTURE
Released: May 25, 2010

"Sweet, funny and superb. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Eleven-year-old Turtle falls in with the Diaper Gang—her boy cousins Beans, Kermit and Buddy and their friends Ira and Pork Chop—when she is packed off to stay in her mother's hometown of Key West because her housekeeper mother has a new job with a woman who doesn't like kids. Read full book review >

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PENNY FROM HEAVEN by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2006

"It takes so long to get there that the revelation seems rather anticlimactic, but getting to know Penny and her families makes the whole eminently worthwhile. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Penny, almost 12, is caught between two extremes: her mother's small, uptight, WASP family, and her dead father's large, exuberant, Italian one. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF THE PARASITE by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"More evidence that Squish is anything but a Wimpy Kid, for all his diminutive size. (science demo, drawing page) (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
Summer swim camp and a reckless new friend test a young amoeba's courage and moral compass alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Ginny's story in pictures is both inviting and satisfying; readers will surely want more. (Graphic fiction. 10-14)"
It's common knowledge that eighth grade is one of life's low points. Here, it literally makes Ginny Davis sick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CREEK by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The thriller aspects, though, are on target, ratcheting up the tension with leisurely precision—sure to find a ready audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A band of preteens finds itself the target of ghoulish mischief after a neighborhood bad boy returns home from a stint in juvie. Read full book review >

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EXTREME BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Extremely entertaining. (Graphic fiction. 7-12)"
Babymouse + snowboard = many faceplants on the way to wisdom and cupcakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUISH, SUPER AMOEBA by Jennifer L. Holm
ADVENTURE
Released: May 24, 2011

"If ever a new series deserved to go viral, this one does. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
The hilarious misadventures of a hapless young everylad who happens to be an amoeba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

What's scarier than a zombie mouse? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH MAY AMELIA by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"Readers who enjoyed the first novel should embrace May Amelia again and may well believe that the only 'trouble' with her is that the sequel didn't happen sooner. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
More than a decade after she introduced the title character in the Newbery Honor-winning Our Only May Amelia (1999), Holm delivers a sequel, set again in the wilderness of Washington State in 1900. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2007

"A delightful collaboration. (Graphic fiction. 10-14)"
To-do lists, instant messages, Post-it notes, report cards, newspaper clippings, school assignments, letters and notes-to-self graphically tell the story of Ginny's seventh-grade year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GAME ON! by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Funny and snarky as ever, with a cautionary but reassuring message that this common malady will, like most childhood colds and fevers, run its course naturally without outside intervention. (science project, drawing page) (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
School assignments, sleep and even Super Amoeba comics go by the wayside when protozoan protagonist Squish is "infected" by a video game. Read full book review >