Search Results: "Jennifer Lloyd"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST THING ABOUT KINDERGARTEN by Jennifer Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"The best thing about this book? Its reassuring look back at all the things the happy and successful students have enjoyed about kindergarten—equally valuable at the beginning and the end of the school year. (Picture book. 3-5)"
On graduation day, a patient teacher leads her class through a guessing game about what has been the best thing about kindergarten. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: JENNIFER EGAN
by Rachel Sugar

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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GO ASK ALICE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
by Jennie K.

 

BOOK REPORT for The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Cover Story: Sticks and Stones

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Just the Facts, Ma’am

Anti-Bonus Factor: Small-Minded Small Town

Relationship Status: See You at School

 

Cover Story: Sticks and Stones

The cover brings to mind the old chestnut, “Sticks and stones may break my bones ...


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MR. PUSSKINS AND LITTLE WHISKERS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 20, 2008

"Feline fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Pusskins may have met his match in this amusing sequel to Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story (2007). Read full book review >

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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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A SNICKER OF MAGIC by Natalie Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Although pacing is sometimes difficult, this tale offers all the other earmarks of fine storytelling, including colorful, eccentric characters, an original, highly likable narrator and a mighty 'spindiddly' plot. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
The protagonist of this debut joins a growing list of endearing young girls from the South, and it's an extra bonus that her new best friend and mentor is a boy whose method of transportation, without fanfare, just happens to be a wheelchair. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN DREAM OF CARLO CHUCHIO by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Though not his strongest, and adding little to his body of work, this may nevertheless please fans looking forward to one last adventure from the late author. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fourteen-year-old orphan Carlo's daydreaming wreaks havoc in his uncle's warehouse in the port of Magenta. Read full book review >

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THE CARBON DIARIES 2017 by Saci Lloyd
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Captivating. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Two years have passed since the Carbon Diaries 2015 (2009), and Laura just wants to play punk music. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY by Natalie Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A bouquet of quirks, whimsy, sweetness, and magic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl awaiting her destiny must uncover lost treasure to save her home. Read full book review >

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EUGENE BULLARD by Craig Lloyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Reads as though the author had some other book in mind."
The remarkable exploits of the first African-American fighter pilot get lost in a rehash of Jazz Age name-dropping masquerading as biography. Read full book review >