Search Results: "Jennifer Thermes"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS BUILT by Jennifer Thermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A charming way to introduce readers to the days before cell phones, shopping malls, and air travel. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thermes introduces a contemporary of Virginia Lee Burton's Little House (1942) in this perspicuous, low-key debut. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN'S AROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE by Jennifer Thermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A notable choice for both STEM curricula and family sharing. (notes, sources, further reading, 'fun facts') (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This introduction to Darwin focuses on his five-year exploratory journey on the HMS Beagle. Read full book review >

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THE ICIEST, DICIEST, SCARIEST SLED RIDE EVER! by Rebecca Rule
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"Parents beware: Children are likely to scout out the highest hill to try to replicate this amazing run. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl's first-person narration brings a New England sled ride to life. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND BIRD by James Skofield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A good title to share when talking about death with children. (Picture book. 4 -7)"
Old Bear and baby Bird become close friends. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & OLIVER by Valerie Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A touching and emotionally satisfying foundling tale. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1905 Boston, a 10-year-old orphan finds herself on the streets (with a mysterious golden locket), as does a just-orphaned dog, in this heartwarming story about a search for home under rough conditions. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER GOVERNMENT by Max Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"It's Catch-22 by way of The Matrix."
Bubblegum pop-future comedy in which corporations go to war like feudal fiefdoms. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, TOO by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The perky, realistic dialogue, lively b&w art, and assertive protagonist will all appeal to other young feminists, and to boys with older sibs, too. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of the popular Jamaica books offers three easy chapters about a cheerful child edging her way into her big brother's games with his friends. Read full book review >

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LITTLE AUTHOR IN THE BIG WOODS by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Less mesmerizing than Wilder's prose but similar in its simple sentences that convey big ideas. (author's note, epilogue, craft project, recipes, list of books by Wilder, glossary, further reading) (Biography. 8-12)"
This condensation of the long, peripatetic life of Laura Ingalls Wilder will intrigue fans of the Little House series. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER'S BEST FRIEND BELLE by Holly M. Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While Helen Keller's love of dogs isn't an integral part of her personal biography, it's an interesting hook to draw children into the story of this fascinating, inspirational woman. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Helen Keller's life is summarized for younger children in this attractively illustrated biography that uses Keller's love for dogs as a unifying thematic thread. 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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JENNIFER, GWYNETH & ME by Rachel Bertsche
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A gratuitous work of celebrity worship."
One writer's attempt to "celebrify" her life by following the examples of today's leading ladies in pop culture. Read full book review >

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WHAT JENNIFER SAW by Hal Schweig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"A gripping tale of suspense, family dynamics and trauma's fallout."
Schweig's debut novel is a psychological murder mystery that traces the undoing of a family after tragedy strikes. Read full book review >