Search Results: "Jenny Capon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN PRINCE by Felix Arthur
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Straightforward and sweet—almost darling, but in a very good way. If only it were available in hardcover. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This prince's day as related in simple words and images will prompt requests for still more reads. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE BOOK OF ALLITERATIONS by Felix Arthur
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Silly sentences spotlight surprising scenes for sophisticated senses with swagger. (Picture book. 8 & up)"
An alphabet of alliterative sentences, each illustrated with fey drawings. Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >

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PRICKLY JENNY by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With its small trim size, this empathetic offering might be just the thing for little ones to take off by themselves when they're feeling prickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl is in low spirits all day. Read full book review >

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JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >

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SPINNING JENNY by Sylvia Ann McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A strong, often poignant illustration of slavery's destructiveness."
McLain's character-driven debut historical novel blends a tale of ill-fated love with a scathing indictment of slavery. Read full book review >

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CREEPING JENNY by John Sherwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A prologue compares the snubbing of a local absentee squire to the anger of Achilles—an ironic but apt figure for the hyperinflation of village minutiae in this most British puzzler."
Yet another trip down the Miss Marple trail (her own phrase) for Celia Grant of Archerscroft Nurseries (The Hanging Garden, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
Jenny's first weeks of kindergarten are full of challenges and disappointments. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND JENNY by Billy D. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A touching but unevenly written story about the human spirit."
In Pearson's debut family drama, a retired city slicker and a runaway with a scarred past find love and happiness in a small Midwestern town. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY JENNY JONES by PaperPlaneCo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2013

"Jenny may not be that unusual as a young lady, but the way the app brings readers into her point of view and shows other ways to see objects otherwise taken for granted certainly makes her stand out. (requires iPad 2+) (iPad storybook app. 5-12)"
The shapes of the world are seen very differently by an unusual girl with a common name. Read full book review >