Search Results: "Jessie Hartland"


BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SHIFT by Jessie Hartland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The admixture of less familiar occupations sets this cheery nocturnal excursion apart from others of the ilk, such as Monica Wellington's Night City (1998) and Patricia Grossman's Night Ones (1991). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Hartland offers an eye-opener for young urbanites who think that the world goes to sleep when they do. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE IN THE CITY by Jessie Hartland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The story ends with Clementine's first assignment for a new travel magazine (amusingly named Go Dog Go), and the clever canine is ready to jet off to Tokyo to explore the delights of another big city. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this witty look at life in the big city, a black standard poodle named Clementine leaves her small town behind in search of a more glamorous life in New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"While these stories may be familiar to adult readers, they are here perfectly pitched to introduce the determined woman who became synonymous with French cooking in America. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A homey biography introduces children to Julia Child. Read full book review >

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HOW THE DINOSAUR GOT TO THE MUSEUM by Jessie Hartland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An excellent complement to any dinosaur-book collection, this enriches and extends that interest. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This cumulative narrative follows the journey of a set of dinosaur bones belonging to a Diplodocus longus that lived 145 million years ago to its present home in the display halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"This book gets high marks. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
A cheeky romp through elementary schoolchildren's academic and social lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADA LOVELACE, POET OF SCIENCE by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Pithy narrative plus charming pictures equals an admiring, admirable portrait of a STEM pioneer. (author's note, important dates, bibliography of adult sources, glossary) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Stanley surveys the brief life of Byron's daughter, whose scientific education and inquiring mind shaped her foundational contributions to computer science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT PUPPY FOR ME! by Jane O’Connor
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"This will serve as an overall introduction for children in families thinking of acquiring a dog or for reports on dogs or thematic studies in the early elementary grades. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The first-person narrator of this charmingly illustrated canine tale investigates a variety of dog breeds before selecting a puppy for his birthday gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEXIE THE WORD WRANGLER by Rebecca Van Slyke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Here's hoping Van Slyke and Hartland will round up some more nifty yarns, as this is clever wordplay to share with kids. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Everyone knows Lexie is the best wrangler west of the Mississippi—best word wrangler, that is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPER by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"She draws a convincing portrait of Chad, a nice kid whose adolescent self-absorption, compounded by his personal loss, temporarily makes him intolerable. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Chad Holloway's beloved dog, Shep, was shot and killed by Chad's grandfather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE AND SNAKE MURDER by Jessie Chandler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2012

"Fans of Chandler (Bingo Barge Murder, 2011) will appreciate the character development and sense of humor, though newbies may wonder why anyone would help hapless Baz."
A misfit crew band together in an antic misadventure. Read full book review >