Search Results: "Jill Weber"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF PASSOVER by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This book will help families get ready for Passover, but they may need to take a trip to the zoo a day or two later. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This version of the Passover story is designed for Jewish families and aspiring zoologists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TO HEAR THE ANGELS SING by W. Nikola-Lisa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Parents could use this with toddlers to introduce the Christmas story, and Sunday school and parochial school teachers in the primary grades will find it a worthwhile addition to the seasonal bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-6)"
Nikola-Lisa (Summer Sun Risin', p. 575. etc.) recounts the Nativity story in a simple, repetitive text that can be sung to the tune of "This Is the Way We Wash Our Clothes," and the text actually works better if it's sung rather than read. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS TREE FARM by Ann Purmell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An appendix includes Christmas tree legends and facts as well as a timeline. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy helps his grandfather on the family Christmas tree farm in this exploratory look at the way real Christmas trees are grown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN HIGHER! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Weber's delicate, simple watercolor, crayon and ink drawings add a guileless charm to the Old World shtetl scenes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Each year just before the High Holidays, the Rabbi of Nemirov disappears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, years, forever—it's surprising how arbitrary our temporal bookkeeping is, owing as much to lore as to science. Read full book review >