Search Results: "Jo Ellen Bogart"


BOOK REVIEW

JEREMIAH LEARNS TO READ by Jo Ellen Bogart
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Adult new readers may respond to this, but next to stories such as Eve Bunting's The Wednesday Surprise (1989) and Marie Bradley's More Than Anything Else (1995), children will gain little sense here of the importance, benefits, or process of learning to read. (Picture book. 6-8)"
PLB 0-531-33190-3 A bland take on a worthy theme: when an aging farmer suddenly decides that he'd like to add reading to his many other skills, he washes up and presents himself at the one-room schoolhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIFTS by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"The lyrical and lighthearted rhymes never convey the exuberance of the art but advance the story nicely by providing a sequence of cues for the pictures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lively plasticine bas-reliefs depict scenes of another traveling grandmother (see Blackstone review, above) and the gifts she brings to her granddaughter from around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTURING JOY by Jo Ellen Bogart
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 13, 2002

"With all its flaws, it remains a charming introduction to a gifted folk artist. (Biography. 8-12)"
Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis was disabled, poor, and untrained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE CAT AND THE MONK by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Reminiscent of the succinct storytelling and expressive brushwork of Chris Raschka and Kevin Henkes, this quiet, historical gem will charm children and adults alike. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the ninth century C.E., an anonymous, Irish Benedictine monk penned a poem drawing parallels between the pursuits of his cat and his own work; Bogart's retelling and Smith's paintings create an accessible window into this world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG AND SMALL, ROOM FOR ALL by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"A necessary purchase that surpasses the ordinary fare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNT YOUR CHICKENS by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"There is so much feathered fun here, it's pure poultry in motion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Unfolding in short, bouncy rhymes, this atypical counting book fills its pages with a flock of chickens enjoying a day at the county fair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIDS AROUND THE WORLD COOK! by Arlette N. Braman
FOOD & COOKING
Released: April 1, 2000

"An additional purchase where multicultural materials are in heavy demand. (Nonfiction 1012)"
This cookbook for recipes from around the world chooses neither the best foods nor the best recipes, but does include some odd and interesting information about the history of what we eat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"An educational, accessible diatribe grounded in decades of accumulated knowledge, and certainly well-intended."
A 50-year veteran of market research contradicts the conventional wisdom about the importance of targeting consumers under 35, while simultaneously scolding advertisers and media executives for corrupting American society. Read full book review >

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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE REMAKE by Stephen Humphrey Bogart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 1997

"But Bogart has pruned back the lushly pulpish prose of Play It Again (1995) to produce a workmanlike, though never exactly surprising, sample of the imperiled-movie genre. (Author tour)"
Private eye R.J. Brooks's movie-star parents are dead, but they still make his life hell, even when his resemblance to his father isn't blowing each surveillance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY IT AGAIN by Stephen Humphrey Bogart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"Less professionally-minded readers are likely to find the whole thing a kettle of liquid flesh."
``Liquid flesh,'' cackles the homicidal lunatic at the climax of the moldy mystery film Dr. X—as if those two magic words could explain all the weird stuff we've just seen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOGART by Stephen Humphrey Bogart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1995

"A memoir clearly written to exorcise some personal ghosts. (First printing of 125,000; author tour)"
Bogart was only eight when his famous father died; now that he's a grown-up, a published author (Play It Again, 1995), and a TV producer, he is ready to confront the legend. Read full book review >