Search Results: "Jill Weber"


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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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MAPLE SYRUP SEASON by Ann Purmell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"A necessary purchase for any library with pancake-eating patrons. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
From breaking out a trail to the sugar bush and tapping the trees, to boiling the sap and tasting "sugar on snow," Purmell treats readers to a look at the work that goes into making maple syrup, a tradition in the Brockwell family. Read full book review >

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HARP O’GOLD by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2001

"Patrick's Day picture books. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bateman reminds readers of the proverbial phrases, "Be careful what you wish for" and "Money can't buy happiness." Read full book review >

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THIRD GRADE BABY by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Weber's fresh pencil illustrations add credibility to this school story. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Polly Peterson is dealing with a new school year, a demanding, teething baby brother and a science project that lets everyone in the class, even the nasty new boy, know that she has not lost any baby teeth yet. Read full book review >

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WHEN JACK MEETS JILL by Anthony Shang
Released: May 1, 2014

"A blend of 21st-century realism and fairy tale that should entertain tweens."
Drawing on fairy-tale tropes, this illustrated chapbook offers a back story for the "Jack and Jill" nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUTT'S PROMISE by Julie Salamon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Emotional depth, adventure, and puppies—highly satisfying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Three puppies learn empowering life lessons in this middle-grade tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT IN THE CITY by Julie Salamon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"An odd mixture of animal fantasy, music appreciation, sentimental story and (minor) problem novel, this bland concoction is clearly intended to charm but just as clearly misses the mark. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Adult author and former New York Times reporter Salamon places a cat at the center of her beloved city in her first effort for young readers. Read full book review >