Search Results: "Jenny Meyerhoff"


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QUEEN OF SECRETS by Jenny Meyerhoff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 22, 2010

"As befits the heroine of a book loosely and skillfully based on the Book of Esther, Essie is believably naïve but exhibits a core of strength and menschlichkeit that would make any Jewish grandmother proud. (Fiction. YA)"
Orphaned at three and raised by her loving, overprotective grandparents, Essie Green has always longed for a stronger connection to her cousin Micah's family, but when they move back to Pershing, Mich., from New York after a lengthy estrangement, it's not what she'd imagined. Read full book review >

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PLAYING CUPID by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A fast read for budding romance fans, from the Wish series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At Austen Middle School, seventh grade means the Austen Business Challenge. Latina Clara's project? Matching up couples for the Hot Chocolate Social. Read full book review >

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THIRD GRADE BABY by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Weber's fresh pencil illustrations add credibility to this school story. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Polly Peterson is dealing with a new school year, a demanding, teething baby brother and a science project that lets everyone in the class, even the nasty new boy, know that she has not lost any baby teeth yet. Read full book review >

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CLASS B.U.R.P. by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Funny and accessible. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Aspiring elementary school comedian Louie Burger is back, this time tackling popularity. Read full book review >

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GREEN THUMBS-UP! by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Accessible and familiar, this series opener should appeal to relatively new readers of chapter books. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A community garden grows new friendships. Read full book review >

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THE BARFTASTIC LIFE OF LOUIE BURGER by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"A gusher of half-digested elements and overchewed laffs, more reminiscent of the late, unlamented Barf-O-Rama series than similarly premised novels like Gordon Korman's Maxx Comedy (2003) or James Patterson's I Funny (2012). (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a debut that would be more appropriately titled Stand-Up Chuck, Meyerhoff saddles a fifth-grade would-be comedian with both severe stage fright and a new classmate who comes between him and his best friend. 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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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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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 >