Search Results: "Jenny Broom"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LION AND THE MOUSE by Jenny Broom
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Almost too squeaky-clean to be much fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lackluster take on the well-worn Aesop's fable that does not stand up as well as other picture-book interpretations, notably Jerry Pinkney's masterful wordless version. Read full book review >

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ANIMALIUM by Jenny Broom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Overall, this impressive survey will surprise and please its visitors. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Part oversized album and part encyclopedia, this "museum" of the animal kingdom showcases its variety and diversity with numerous examples from around the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN GROWING UP WITH WAR by Jenny Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An effective appeal to child readers as the ones who can stop the continuum of violence. (map, further information, websites, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Through honest photographs and prose Matthews captures what it is like to be a child of war, as well as a photojournalist working in such ravaged countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Children will have fun reciting the poems and sharing in reading the notes, jokes and two-line poems that decorate the margins. (Poetry. 6-8)"
This celebration of almost every event in a child's life is arranged by the four seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUNCH BOX MAIL by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

Familiar childhood experiences are described in these lighthearted verses, whose subjects range from the first day of school to the 179th and from beginning kindergarten to having a bad hair day. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Jenny Perepeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A 'true story' with an extensive text and extra helping of imagination. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A rescued baby elephant raised in Malawi turns out to be much like a human baby, exploring his world, needing cuddles and comfort, learning to use his body parts and making friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIRTY DANCING by Jenny McLachlan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Spunky fun. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In this debut, a shy girl finds herself thrown, literally, into the arms of her dream boy, the boyfriend of a girl who's bullying her. Read full book review >

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P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"A satisfying if slightly lesser sequel. (Romance. 13-17)"
Lara Jean's romantic entanglements complicate themselves further. Read full book review >

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PLASTIC POLLY by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Readers will surely be saying, ‘Polly, you go girl.' (Fiction. 9-13)"
A popularity war heats to boiling when follower Polly Pierce has to take over the leadership of a middle school talent competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Readers who like the quick pace of Gail Giles' mysteries and the dark, finely crafted suspense of Kevin Brooks will find the perfect combination here. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
What are the odds of two identical missing boys? The possibility will haunt readers in this British import by Morris Award finalist Valentine. Read full book review >