Search Results: "Jennifer MacNair"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 28, 2002

"Enjoyable cultural history that gives a compelling sense of how '50s Hollywood reacted to change and how, in turn, it influenced a nation of moviegoers."
Anecdotal account of the world of 1950s cinema and the forces that helped destroy the studio system and reshape Hollywood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORD by Bruce Macnair
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A cheeky YA tale suffused with a love for language."
Macnair's debut novel combines young-adult adventure and shameless puns in a frothy tale of a young boy on a wild quest across a fantasyland quite similar to our own. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

BAH! SAID THE BABY by Jennifer Plecas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A nifty romp that doubles as a guessing game (with some phonics tied in), this has appeal for large read-aloud crowds as well as siblings who seek a lighter new-baby tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A baby's first word sends mother, brother and sister rushing around to figure out what it means. Read full book review >

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PIG KAHUNA by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Together words and pictures create an utterly engaging picture-book experience—eye-catching, thought-provoking and just plain fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Surfer pigs rise above aphorisms. Read full book review >

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PIG KAHUNA PIRATES! by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Here's hoping that this welcome return presages plenty of additional adventures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of porcine siblings Fergus and Dink's first outing will be thrilled to welcome them back to the beach, while pirate-loving listeners (familiar or not) will be particularly pleased. Read full book review >

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A CHICK 'N' PUG CHRISTMAS by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Pug needs to retire to the land of unmotivated characters, and Chick deserves his own show next time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lethargic Pug dresses like Santa to celebrate Christmas with his best friend, energetic little Chick, in their third outing together. Read full book review >

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IT'S HALLOWEEN NIGHT! by Jennifer O'Connell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Get ready for enthusiastic participation, and do not forget to find the small spider placed on each spread. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Looking for a simple title about Halloween for the youngest readers? Rhyming text sets up an interactive guessing game that may just be the treat to share with the toddler and early-preschool set. Read full book review >

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PRETEND by Jennifer  Plecas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Darling and genuine. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sweet, imaginative father-son adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYGROUND DAY! by Jennifer Merz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"In an era of elaborate schedules for the youngest of children, Merz's simply executed tale is a reminder to return to the basics, encouraging readers to unfetter their imaginations and embrace the creative opportunities unstructured outdoor play affords. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Merz offers a celebratory ode to the splendor of playgrounds, her verses taking readers on an exploration of a child's imagination. Read full book review >