Search Results: "Julie Danneberg"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MUIR WRESTLES A WATERFALL by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A welcome addition to the modern collection of John Muir's adventures. (Internet resources, bibliography, citations) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A noted naturalist nearly loses his life exploring a waterfall. Read full book review >

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FIELD-TRIP FIASCO by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Not as strong as Mrs. Hartwell's previous outings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mrs. Hartwell, of first-day, last-day and standardized-test fame, is back, this time trying to survive a class field trip. Read full book review >

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MONET PAINTS A DAY by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Young art lovers will appreciate this appealing glimpse into the life and work of Monet.(bibliography) (Picture book. 6-9)"
An engaging and well-researched picture book written in the voice of the artist and drawn from the letters of the noted French Impressionist Claude Monet. Read full book review >

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COWBOY SLIM by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Perfect for cowboys and -girls who long to ride at the head of the herd. (author's note and glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A poetic greenhorn proves that the pen is mightier than the lasso in this winsome western. Read full book review >

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LAST DAY BLUES by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"What a perfect end to the school year. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One more myth dispelled for all the students who believe that their teachers live in their classrooms. Read full book review >

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THE BIG TEST by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Once they stop laughing at the spot-on depiction of standardized testing, teachers should take a page from Mrs. Hartwell's book. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mrs. Hartwell is back (First Year Letters, 2003, etc.) in a gentle satire on teaching to the test. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY REMINDERS by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Shelley's black-and-white cartoonish sketches don't add much to the strong text but neither do they diminish this warm family story with characters a reader might like to know. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Mary McHugh's placid life in the hard-rock gold-mining town of Cripple Creek, Colo., in the 1890s changes when her beloved father loses a leg in a mining accident. Read full book review >

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FIRST YEAR LETTERS by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Both funny and touching, this beguiling tale of a teacher's metamorphosis is perfect to share with students and educators alike. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Danneberg follows up on the hilarity of First Day Jitters (2000) with a hair-raising account of the indomitable Sarah Jane Hartwell's first year of teaching. Read full book review >

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DIE WAHRHEIT WIRD DICH FREI MACHEN
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

Cover Story: The Big Font/Face

BFF Charm: Nein

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator

Bonus Factor: Alt-History

Relationship Status: Die Wahrheit Wird Dich Frei Machen

 

Cover Story: The Big Font/Face

This American cover is perfectly serviceable, but not particularly exciting. The face-off between the two girls underscores ...


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A TRUTH HISTORICALLY ACKNOWLEDGED
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

Cover Story: Shattered

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Second-Person Storytelling

Bonus Factors: Hints of Pride and Prejudice, Prehistorical Fiction, Love is Love

Relationship Status: See You in the History Books

Cover Story: Shattered

I really hope that wasn’t a family heirloom or anything of much value...

The Deal ...


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THERE'S NO PRESCRIPTION FOR BEING A JERK
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

 

Cover Story: Doodle

BFF Charm: Caution and Be Mine

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: She Said, He Said

Bonus Factor: Dilapidated Amusement Park

Anti-Bonus Factors: Cancer, Mean Girls

Relationship Status: Conflicted Compatriots

 

Cover Story: Doodle

Hand-lettering is so hot right now, and rightly so. This cover is ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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