Search Results: "Juanita Havill"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"This sensitive treatment of the topic makes the book ideal for group discussion. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Jamaica (Jamaica and Brianna, 1993, etc.) is back in another a gentle story, and in for another moral dilemma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EYES LIKE WILLY’S by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Worth a look. (illustrations not seen) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
This WWI story poses an interesting question: what happens when enemies are also friends? Read full book review >

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JAMAICA TAG-ALONG by Juanita Havill
Released: March 5, 1990

"This simple but important lesson is attractively illustrated in realistic watercolors, most of them broad double-spreads that draw the reader in and are large enough for use with groups."
When Jamaica (of Jamaica's Find, 1986) wants to play basketball with her big brother Ossie and his friends, he scornfully excludes her. Read full book review >

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KENTUCKY TROLL by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"In Dodson's lively pencil and watercolor illustrations, the overalled troll is appealingly ugly in the manner of the popular toys; the longish tale makes an entertaining analogue to their recent US invasion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Troll—ever curious about people—stows away on a sailing ship from Sweden and ends up in Kentucky, where no one has heard of trolls. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Uneven, but not without its bright charms. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty poems celebrate the denizens of the garden through day, night and all sorts of weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROW by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"However, it's a nice read, and it would partner well with Paul Fleischman's much more challenging Seedfolks (1997). (Fiction/poetry. 8-12)"
With school out and time on her hands, Berneetha, a generous and colorful special-needs educator whose job was just cut, decides to take an unused plot of land and turn it into a community garden. Read full book review >

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TREASURE NAP by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

It's too hot to sleep, so Mam† takes Alicia and baby Ram¢n downstairs, blows the fan over ice cubes toward them, and tells them the true story her own mam† used to tell when it was too hot: Little Rita made a long trek on foot, somewhere in Central America, to a mountain village to say goodbye to her grandfather before her family moved to the US. Read full book review >

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CALL THE HORSE LUCKY by Juanita Havill
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The watercolor illustrations are just as straightforward and honest as the text, and, given the economy, this book may well see a lot of use. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A surprisingly effective story about horse rescue. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE A BABY by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"While the narrative's pointed message specifically targets new parents, taut pacing and soothing art combine to create a vibrant read-aloud for young listeners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everyone in baby Ellen's extended family has big dreams for their little girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMAICA IS THANKFUL by Juanita Havill
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It's not all bad to be reminded to be thankful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Jamaica's friend Kristin comes over, she's got a kitten in a shoebox with her. Read full book review >

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JAMAICA AND BRIANNA by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"O'Brien's warm, realistic illustrations of this vibrant African-American and her lively Asian-American friend are just right. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The scenario is absolutely authentic: Jamaica is embarrassed by her hand-me-down boys' boots and jealous of Brianna's pretty pink ones; when Jamaica's wear out, she chooses cowboy boots so Brianna won't say she copied—only to have Brianna tell her that they ``aren't in''; hurt, she declares Brianna's ``ugly.'' All comes right when the two finally level: Brianna's boots are also hand-me-downs, and she can't wait to grow so she can replace them. Read full book review >