Search Results: "Jessica Scott Kerrin"


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A NARROW ESCAPE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A tough but realistic view of the inner workings of a rather nasty boy. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Norris is a boy kids love to hate—with good reason. Read full book review >

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THE SPOTTED DOG LAST SEEN by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Surprising twists and turns amid laughter and tears. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A sixth-grade community-service project at the town cemetery leads to mystery, new friendships and a cathartic resolution for a troubled young boy. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS OWEN WROTE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tender and affecting coming-of age story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Owen's loving relationship with his grandfather Neville is moving in an unexpected and unwelcome direction. Read full book review >

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LOWER THE TRAP by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A cast of colorful characters and a satisfying ending will leave readers wondering whose story is next. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Kerrin, author of the Martin Bridge chapter-book series, aims for a slightly older audience in this first installment of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE: READY FOR TAKEOFF! by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Fledgling chapter-book readers of a reflective bent will appreciate Kerrin's way of delivering life lessons without hammering them home. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Aimed at "Horrible Harry" fans, but a cut above in content, these three domestic episodes weigh in with some unusually meaty insights. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"May young readers have more from Martin. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Poor, dear Martin, he tries his best, but calamities small and large seem to follow him everywhere. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Realistic, everyday situations, likable characters and simple stories written in rich language with solid dialogue and humor will make this a series with endless variations, and readers will eagerly anticipate every new installment. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Martin Bridge is back, in an entirely likable early chapter book written with affection and humor. Read full book review >

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SPIT FEATHERS  by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This concluding volume in an interesting concept series is strengthened by colorful characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Norris' obnoxious, bullying behavior makes Ferguson just want to "spit feathers" in this conclusion to the Lobster Chronicles trilogy. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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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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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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