Search Results: "Jennifer Thermes"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. 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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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 >