Search Results: "Jessica Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRTH OF A BRIDGE by Maylis de Kerangal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The whole narrative unfolds in a dreamlike manner, and Moore's translation is elegant and sensitively attuned to the author's wordplay and neologisms."
Originally published in French in 2010, this novel follows the conception and building of a bridge in the timeless, almost mythical Coca, California. Read full book review >

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SISTERLY HISTORY
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Tales of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood

Cover Story:  Who Run the World?

The Best: “El Destinos” by Leslye Walton and “Bonnie and Clyde” by Saundra Mitchell

The Worst Not My Favorite Genre: “High Stakes” by Andrea Cremer

Bonus Factors:  American ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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DAVID BARCLAY MOORE
by Megan Labrise

Readers of all ages, get ready to catch a rising star. David Barclay Moore’s electric debut, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, is a middle-grade must-read as vibrant and variant as the thrumming thoroughfare where it unfolds: Harlem’s 125th Street.

“If Harlem was a human body, then 125th would be its pumping heart, throbbing all the time,” writes Moore, who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE STICKY DOLL TRAP by Jessica Souhami
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"A visually enchanting and aurally engaging retelling of an old, old tale. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Br'er Rabbit's ancestor, the West African rascal Hare, lives in this vividly delineated retelling. Read full book review >

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CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME? by Jessica Meserve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Shout yee-haw for cowboy Jack, who finally finds his voice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Jack's boisterous family, ranch life is one noisy stampede with the boy trampled in the shuffle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Children who find Tomie dePaola's well-known rendition, Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill (1981) a wee bit restrained will have no such complaint here. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
Souhami (No Dinner, 2000, etc.) dresses up this classic triumph of brains over brawn with bright, blocky scenes featuring broadly gesturing figures, torn paper edges and blazing purple highlights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARLO AND THE REALLY NICE LIBRARIAN by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A wee introduction to libraries for wee folk. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Carlo's library—readers will remember Carlo Likes Reading (2001)—looks like an exceptionally cozy house: toys, posters, mobiles, and flowers all about, along with books and computers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOBFISH BOOK by Jessica Olien
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Fine for a metafictive read-aloud but not so great as science. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The world's ugliest animal speaks up. Read full book review >

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OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

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BI-BI AT THE PARK by Jessica Ciaffarini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2013

"Take your toddlers to Axel Scheffler's Farm instead. (iPad storybook app. 6 mos.-3)"
Bi-Bi goes to the park. Beginning and end of story. Read full book review >