Search Results: "Jessie Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

LABRACADABRA by Jessie Nelson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"And they will definitely find themselves wishing for a Labracadabra of their very own. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a beaut of brevity and pacing. 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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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NOT QUITE NARWHAL by Jessie Sima
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A slim, feel-good story, as light and airy as the rainbows that grace its pages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Being true to yourself means embracing differences and striding (or paddling) fearlessly into the world. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WESTMINSTER WEST by Jessie Haas
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1997

"Haas's chronicle of chores, concerns, and motives of members of the community makes for a thought-provoking story of the expectations of men and women after the Civil War, and the tensions caused when one of them changes the rules. (Fiction. 10+)"
In 1884 Vermont, two sisters confront their natures—one the workhorse of the family, one the delicate invalid—in a historical novel from Haas (Clean House, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Affecting and illuminating."
Freelance writer Sholl (Creative Writing/New School Univ.; co-editor: Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic, 2006) humanizes her mother's disorder of hoarding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Overambitious but challenging condemnation of schools as learning grounds for hatred."
In her first book, Klein (Sociology and Criminal Justice/Adelphi Univ.) presents an exhaustive and sure-to-be-controversial examination of school shootings, and, more broadly, the culture of violence, intimidation and exclusion that typifies the school experience in America. Read full book review >