Search Results: "Jessie L. Best"


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FAST-FOOD KIDS by Amy L. Best
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The book may be useful for sociology teachers and students, but general readers and policymakers will find this tough to digest."
A cultural analysis of what kids eat and why. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Suspenseful, sketchy and somewhat vulgar—these accounts render no one's finest hour."
Dramatic, sordid recap of the most horrendous closing moments of World War II, which "began with the murder of Mussolini and ended with the news that Hitler had killed himself at his bunker in Berlin." Read full book review >

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CHASE by Jessie Haas
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Haas's best yet for older readers. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
When aptly named Phin Chase witnesses a murder in brutal Pennsylvania coal country in 1875, he knows at once he'll be blamed. Read full book review >

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UNCLE DANEY'S WAY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A richly satisfying story of ordinary people doing some extraordinary problem solving. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Since Mom's Uncle Daney—in a wheelchair since a logging accident—has no one else, Cole's family takes him in even though their own finances are tight: They've just bought the Vermont farmland their modest trailer occupies. Read full book review >

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"Less a guide to investment and more a memoir of a possible mogul in the making."
A former Apprentice contender shares her secrets to success. Read full book review >

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CHIP OFF THE ICE BLOCK MURDER by Jessie Chandler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2014

"With a cast of characters too numerous and flatly quirky to track, Chandler's latest (Pickle in the Middle Murder, 2013, etc.) is her most confusing yet. Developing the minor figures more fully would lead to a bigger payoff when the final twist comes."
A daughter tries to clear her father's name when he's implicated in a murder she can't believe he committed. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE IN ECSTASY by Jessie Chaffee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An enigmatic but engaging debut."
A Boston woman tries to treat her eating disorder by traveling to a place where she knows no one, the art-filled city of Florence, Italy. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Joined here is lively language with exuberant pictures, showing, for example, the three floors of Sara's building in cutaway, or a double-page close-up filled with the food on and company around Sara's kitchen table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Best (Last Licks, p. 297, etc.) offers a perfectly delightful celebration of a really great grandmother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Though it breaks little new ground, this thorough synthesis of existing material is likely to be a widely consulted primer on the end of World War I."
Comprehensive account of the military and diplomatic events immediately leading up to Armistice Day. Read full book review >