Search Results: "Jennifer Richard Jacobson"


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PAPER THINGS by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A thoughtful and moving exploration of homelessness. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There is no safety net for Ari. Read full book review >

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SMALL AS AN ELEPHANT by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Jack's journey to a new kind of family is inspiring and never sappy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Jack is older than his years; he has to be. Read full book review >

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STAINED by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Provocative—and timely. (Fiction. YA)"
Although set in the 1970s, this well-written and suspenseful story deals with contemporary issues. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Readers will want to follow Andy all the way through school. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Andy Shane doesn't want to be at school. Read full book review >

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ANDY SHANE AND THE PUMPKIN TRICK by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"With hilarious yet familiar situations, frequent pen-and-ink illustrations, accessible vocabulary and two characters filled with the feisty spirit of a very young Ramona Quimby, Jacobson's offering is the perfect treat for newest readers. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Andy Shane and his sometimes enemy/sometimes best friend Dolores Starbuckle are back and ready to celebrate Halloween. Read full book review >

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A NET OF STARS by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"In Shed's hazy, golden-toned paintings, the carnival and the farm children are washed in summery light; Etta's intense satisfaction is written across her face in the penultimate scene, and readers will feel it with her. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A child finds a way to get past her fear of heights in this sensitive, well-knit episode. Read full book review >

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WINNIE AT HER BEST by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Winnie Fletcher is the kind of friend we all wish we could be. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Zoe is the smart one; Vanessa is the actress; and Winnie, well, is Winnie special in any way or is she simply destined to be the "ordinary" girl in the trio? Read full book review >

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TRULY WINNIE by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2003

"Written with a light touch and illustrated with winsome line drawings, this is a series for young readers to write home about. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Winning second episode about nine-year-old Winnie Fletcher; this time she's at sleep-away camp. Read full book review >

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WINNIE DANCING ON HER OWN by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Jacobson (Moon Sandwich Mom, 1999, etc.) does a skillful job of showing the heart-wrenching emotions felt by a child left behind by unfeeling friends in this easy novel for girls interested in ballet. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF WHY I HATE HER by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 27, 2010

"Carly is ultimately a pitiable figure, and Jacobson's gradual reveal, through Nola's first-person, present-tense narration, of the fun, then the danger, of this classic frenemy's borderline personality disorder is deliciously, palpably tense. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Nola has always stood by her younger sister, Song—through surgery, chemotherapy, remission and the recurrence of Song's cancer—but, craving adventure and normalcy, she takes a summer job as a waitress at Rocky Cove, a swanky Maine resort. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER MURDLEY'S TOAD by Bruce Coville
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Snagged immediately with ``If Jennifer Murdley hadn't been forced to wear her brother's underpants to school, the whole thing might never have happened,'' readers will find this latest escapade featuring Mr. S. H. Elives and his quirky magic-shop endlessly funny. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >