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 >

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HOOFPRINTS by Jessie Haas
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Ambitious, accomplished, adventuresome. (Poetry. 10+)"
Haas takes the idea that poetry can tell stories a step further than usual here: into history, more specifically, the history of the horse. Read full book review >

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UNBROKEN by Jessie Haas
Released: March 1, 1999

"Readers will be comforted by the cozy denouement, and by Haas's evocative descriptions of Vermont in the early years of this century. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A heartfelt but awkwardly paced novel of an orphan finding her way in 1910 Vermont. Read full book review >

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SKIPPING SCHOOL by Jessie Haas
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A fine performance, expanding on the concerns for animal rights and the characters introduced in The Sixth Sense (1988). (Fiction. 12+)"
Dad is terminally ill, and Phillip's parents have left their midwestern farm and moved to New England. Read full book review >