Search Results: "Jennifer Ouellette"


BOOK REVIEW

ME, MYSELF, AND WHY by Jennifer Ouellette
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Solid science well infused with readable history, pop culture and personal stories."
Who are we, and why are we the way we are? These are the questions examined by an intrepid science journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST SCIENCE WRITING ONLINE 2012 by Jennifer Ouellette
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Proof that science writing online is healthy and growing. For naive surfers, an anthology like this will help separate the wheat from the chaff."
A collection of solid science writing celebrating a diversity of topics, writer credentials and styles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEUS MACHINE by Pierre Ouellette
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Fully-fleshed characters, nicely etched scenery, and a good, old-fashioned moral core—all balance the almost unbearably complex and scary cyberthrills."
Many, many microprocessors—packed together in Portland to serve the needs of a political conspiracy—start thinking independently, scaring the bejeezus out of the Pacific Northwest and bringing some order to the life of a deserted child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD PANDEMIC by Pierre Ouellette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Very scary, a fabulously grisly amusement not to be read in bed. (Author tour)"
A plague novel, chockablock with microbiological weirdness and humans who behave at times with about as much conscience as microbes: a story as absorbingly ambitious as Ouellette's debut fiction (The Deus Machine, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA MOON by Jeannine Ouellette-Howitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Her blushing, rounded formsMama, in the last stages of pregnancy, looks like a ripe red plumsuit this loving lullaby perfectly, a story that will soothe and comfort children in Sophie's situation. (Picture book 3-6)"
Ouellette-Howitz's first book has an original approach to a timeless parental problem: how to help children cope with the impending arrival of a new sibling. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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 ...


Read the full post >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVE PUG by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Thin stuff; for a satisfying love story aimed at the preschool set, seek out Robert Munsch's aforementioned classic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The odd couple gets a visit from a lady pug who is immediately smitten with Pug, aka Wonder Pug, at least according to Chick's boasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVE'S PERFECT WORLD by Jennifer  Plecas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"Bibliotherapy with its heart in the right place, though a little underdone. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Olive and Emily, Emily and Olive; they will be best friends forever. Period. The End. Or is it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EYE OF THE WHALE by Jennifer O'Connell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A whale of a tale for sure. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
With this story that amazes while it informs, readers cannot help but be touched by a singular event in which an ensnared humpback whale makes a profound connection with her rescuers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYLVIE by Jennifer Sattler
ANIMALS
Released: May 26, 2009

"David Shannon's A Bad Case of Stripes (1998) for the younger set, this will be a hit in just about every setting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"You are what you eat" is more than just a saying for Sylvie the flamingo. Read full book review >