Search Results: "Jenny Meyerhoff"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >