Search Results: "Jillian Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Far less detailed than most such explanations, this title in the Just Enough series for the very young is best as a conversation starter. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A child psychologist offers simple answers to a perennial question. Read full book review >

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WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"While the overall message is laudable, the book attempts to cover too much territory with too few details to sustain interest, satisfy the natural curiosity that diversity arouses, or offer support to those who feel marginalized due to their differences. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The huge topic of human diversity is here given cursory treatment that may raise more questions than it answers. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A boon for families with young children. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A "just enough" introduction to the experience of death. Read full book review >

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THE FACTS OF LIFE by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Here, 'just enough' is not enough in either form or content. (iPad informational app. 3-6)"
"Just enough" information about the titular facts is the stated goal for this well-intentioned offering from a Canadian psychologist. Read full book review >

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WHY DO FAMILIES CHANGE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A useful resource for a common issue. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A simple Q-and-A introduction to a difficult topic. Read full book review >

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ON OUR STREET by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A positive attempt at a difficult subject, this book will probably be most useful in situations where caring adults can help children understand and work through their feelings about the topic. (authors' notes, resources) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In many communities, children will notice people living on the street and start to ask questions. Read full book review >

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WAR AND REMEMBRANCE
by Bobbi Dumas

In two days we’ll honor those who fought and served to keep our country and our freedoms safe through decades of war. If you’re a fan of WWI and WWII fiction, this is a great time to be a reader, since there seems to be a surge of titles with these themes.

I’ve (loved and) written about some of them ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY OF FRANCE THROUGH ART by Jillian Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"This volume elicits little excitement for either France or its art; the coverage is perfunctory, never stirring. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
An entry in the History Through Art series, intended to trace the history of France by discussing its art, which at first seems like a natural way to recall the times before photography and film existed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Though not unique in its revelations, the book offers inspiration for people who are taking those first rocky steps on the road to self-improvement."
The Biggest Loser's Michaels (Master Your Metabolism, 2009, etc.) crafts a guide to self-improvement and fulfillment. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN TO LOVE THE DUKE by Jillian Hunter
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A witty and warmhearted charmer with a fairy-tale romance aspect."
After a scandal, Lady Ivy Fenwick and her sisters have been living as recluses in their crumbling Tudor mansion. Facing destitution, Ivy comes out of hiding to apply for a job as a nanny for a neighboring duke—a duke she once kissed and never forgot. Read full book review >

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"An election-year must-read."
Becker's novel, republished from 1995, imagines an alternate political reality. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR SKY by Jillian Cantor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite some shortcomings, an appealing and sensitive reverse-survival story. (Fiction. 12-17)"
For Sky, contemporary California is a brave new world. Read full book review >