Search Results: "Jenny Hayworth"


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INSIDE/OUTSIDE by Jenny Hayworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"A blistering, if somewhat rambling, memoir that depicts the Jehovah's Witnesses as desperate to maintain a united front, even at the expense of the faith's women and children."
A harrowing memoir of one woman's struggle to cope with sexual abuse and depression while living in—and eventually leaving—the Jehovah's Witnesses. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE A CRAB! by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Certainly not new fare, but any opportunity to help children understand emotions is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marine-themed look at all kinds of moods. Read full book review >

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WHEN IT IS NIGHT, WHEN IT IS DAY by Jenny Tyers
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The choice of backgrounds and colors evokes many places and moods, leading fans of the artwork to hope for some future, fully developed story from Tyers rather than the portrait gallery in this book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In her first book, a talented Tasmanian printmaker creates a series of elegantly composed and richly colored etchings of nocturnal and diurnal creatures to illustrate the alternating cycles of activity and rest that occur in a 24-hour period. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Jenny Stow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"A handsome new setting for an old favorite. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-7)"
The traditional cumulative chant is set in the Caribbean by a new illustrator who's lived in Antigua. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING THE SUN by Jenny Stow
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"Furthering the appeal of the book is the personality demonstrated in the postures and expressions of the animals. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Stow, in counting-book form, depicts a notably peaceable kingdom, African animals in a gathering parade that follows the sun's course through the 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 >

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TRACKED by Jenny Martin
Released: May 5, 2015

"Genre fans will find that the strong action helps to compensate for flaws. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
A rebellious street urchin is coerced into driving a race car for an oppressive corporation that rules her planet. Read full book review >

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AND WE STAY by Jenny Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As graceful as a feather drifting down, this lyrical story delivers a deep journey of healing on a tragic theme. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A strong, gentle, smart and powerful book about suicide's aftermath. Read full book review >

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WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER by Jenny Han
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 3, 2011

"Han's impressive ear for and pitch-perfect reproduction of the interactions between not-quite-adult older teens make this an appealing conclusion to this trilogy romance among bright middle-class young people. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Can teenage love ever be forever? Read full book review >

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ME, THE MISSING, AND THE DEAD by Jenny Valentine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Charmingly told, this mystery manages to be both frothy and nourishing. (Fiction. YA)"
Deciding to hire a cab with the ten pounds his sister left in his jacket after borrowing it, Lucas enters a London cab company office to find himself mystically drawn to Violet, the dead inhabitant of an urn left behind by a fare years earlier. Read full book review >

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BEFORE I DIE by Jenny Downham
FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Lucid language makes a painful journey bearable, beautiful and transcendent. (Fiction. YA)"
With only months left to live, 16-year-old Tessa makes a list of things she must experience: sex, petty crime, fame, drugs and true love. Read full book review >

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SHUG by Jenny Han
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Contradictions and complications in friendships, boys, teachers, family—all familiar territory for young teens and all explored with an authentic, appealing sure-handedness. (Fiction. 11-13)"
First-person narrator Annemarie Wilcox (known to her family as Shug because of her mother's devotion to Alice Walker's The Color Purple) is articulate, perceptive and reluctant to embrace the changes occurring in her life. Read full book review >