Search Results: "Jill Barton"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING JILL by Jill Kraft Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A memoir that gives hope to those suffering from loss as well as guideposts on the road to recovery, as tenuous as it may be."
Kraft Thompson's debut memoir recounts the horrific deaths of the five people she loved most and her long road to recovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Includes information on foundations that provide treatment for illness in companion animals. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this true story some may find familiar from morning television, Jack begins as an abandoned puppy, newly adopted by his human mother Jill (an entertainment correspondent/animal-rights reporter) and ready to learn how to fit in and play with his canine siblings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jill Bash by Maurice Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2014

"Goth girl meets The Nutty Professor meets The Terminator."
Action and sci-fi go hand in hand as Jackson presents the high-octane adventures of a snarky teenage girl who sets out with her nerdy uncle to save the world from evil robots. Read full book review >

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Searching for Barton Carter by Nancy Barton Carter Clough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2015

"A congested but nevertheless in-depth investigation of an overlooked war and the types of people drawn to it."
From debut author Clough comes a historical biography of an American's involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND JILL by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The bandwagon's getting crowded with folklore takeoffs, but this deserves a spot on board for its faintly surreal air. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Jack and Jill get plenty of exercise toiling up and down that hill in this considerably extended version of the nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MO by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Rainbow scarf around her neck, Little Mo (a polar bear) steps hopefully onto the ice, only to bump down hard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO LITTLE MONKEYS by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Look for little humans to add this to their play repertoire. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Irresistible rhythm, adorable monkeys and pitch-perfect rhyme make this a must-have for the preschool set. Read full book review >

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RATTLETRAP CAR by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"No reality check is needed here, just high spirits and a rollicking good time. (Picture book. 5-7)"
It takes everything they've got to get this family to the lake in their falling-apart car. Read full book review >

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WHAT BABY WANTS by Phyllis Root
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The comic scenes of escalating pandemonium feature Baby in full bellow and animals swarming through the house. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mama is tired and wants to go to bed, but Baby won't sleep. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPY HEDGEHOG BAND by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"For an intriguing contrast, pair this light-hearted merriment with Marie Hall Ets's pensive In the Forest (1944). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Harry Hedgehog makes himself a drum; Helen likes the sound and makes another, as do two more hedgehogs—each drum with its own distinctive sound (``Ratta-tat-tat''; ``BOOM''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY SISTER JILL by Patricia Cornelius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"The Brady Bunch gone bad: a rambling story, however sad its premise, in which very little actually happens."
Lugubrious debut about life in a large unhappy Australian family during the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSS JEKYLL CAT HYDE by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Whether or not young listeners are familiar with the origin of her names, the evocation of the two sides of a familiar and beloved pet will resonate. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This slim British import, which combines beautiful artwork and brief, poetic text, seems more likely to appeal to adult cat lovers than to young listeners, but the dichotomy at its heart may be intriguing to some children, and the lush language pleases the ear and offers plenty to discuss. Read full book review >