Search Results: "Joanne Rocklin"


BOOK REVIEW

FLEABRAIN LOVES FRANNY by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"As a historical novel, this more than succeeds; as a fantasy, it misses the mark. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An exceptional flea helps a polio-stricken girl in this tale of friendship and acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another emotionally satisfying outing from Rocklin; hanky recommended. (Fiction. 8-12)"
All cats have nine lives, especially those with 26 toes, right? Read full book review >

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I SAY SHEHECHIYANU by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A sweet year for all. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little girl experiences a year of joyous events and traditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISCOVERING MARTHA by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Still, the characters are likable, and many readers will recognize themselves in Martha. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At 11, Martha is hoping to be discovered—again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Fully realized characters and setting definitely make this one morning on Orange Street amazing. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Does the arrival of a mysterious man in a green car presage a miracle on Orange Street? Read full book review >

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY! by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The poetry gives this a lift but doesn't sustain it; Andy's serious problems are dealt with too quickly and neatly. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A realistic novel, in the form of a journal, made slightly above average by the author's use of poetry. Mr. Moffat, the sixth-grade substitute teacher, asks everyone in Lucy's class to keep journals that he might read. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS HAUNTED by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The text is also pitch-perfect for beginning readers, with just enough challenge to the words and a narrative momentum that pulls readers right along. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
A good collection of poems and quick tales that packs a little Halloween chill. Read full book review >

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THE LUMINIST by David Rocklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"History, art, celebratory feminism, rapturous writing and true suspense— this is a staggeringly good book."
An absolute spellbinder. In Victorian-era Ceylon, amidst colonial strife and natural splendor, taboo love unfolds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

Young readers lucky enough to encounter both this book and Mordecai Gerstein's What Charlie Heard (2002) may never again hear the sounds of the world around them in quite the same way—they may be listening for music. Read full book review >

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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER WALKER by Joanne Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An important topic is treated with grace, love, and a smidgen of humor in this delightful, necessary book. (informational note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book that tells the story of the Mother Earth Water Walkers, a group that walks to bring awareness to the importance of clean water. Read full book review >