Search Results: "Jumping Pages"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"A lesson to be sure, but delivered in a lighthearted blend of equally lively art, sound and animation. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
In an episode both funny and pointed, a family of slobs receives an ultimatum from their filthy house and its disgusted appliances. Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
Jenny's first weeks of kindergarten are full of challenges and disappointments. Read full book review >

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JUMPING SHIP by Kelvin Christopher James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"James may go the distance once he settles down."
Fourteen stories in an uneven debut by a Trinidad-born Harlem resident: macho-flavored, visceral material too often undercut by verbal and structural convolutions. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT BETWEEN THE PAGES by Marlene Carvell
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"The message here is not a bad one, but its obviousness kills the story. (Fiction. YA)"
Sullen P.J. lives a pretty lonely life. Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >

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THE PAGES BETWEEN US by Lindsey Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Leavitt and Mellom's humorous and perceptive tale deftly explores the quandary of how to sustain a cherished friendship while nurturing individual growth. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth-grade friends chronicle their transition to middle school in a shared journal. Read full book review >

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THE SPORTS PAGES by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"The stories here offer action, humor and lessons about life and may well do the trick of connecting boys and books. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Ten writers and athletes contribute sports stories written exclusively for this volume. Read full book review >

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JUMPING THE BROOM by Courtni C. Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

"An uneven effort that nonetheless reaffirms the stubborn survival of culture and community at a time when slaves were not allowed to have church weddings. (Picture book. 6-8)"
It's a joyful occasion in the slave quarters as two young people ready themselves to ``jump the broom''; the men make baskets and furniture for them, the women sew a brilliantly colorful quilt, and (for a while, at least) slavery's hard reality is ignored. Read full book review >

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Pages in the Wind by Sally Saylor  De Smet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2015

"A dark, stirring novel with a riveting final twist whose implications linger well after the last page."
A mystery about the cascading consequences of childhood trauma, as seen through the eyes of a young prison inmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Well-wrought, honest and even more ambiguous than most family histories."
Regret is the theme of this candid, complicated memoir, which chronicles New York Daily News reporter Einhorn's visit to the Polish family that sheltered her Jewish mother during World War II. Read full book review >

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FIVE PAGES A DAY by Peg Kehret
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Readers will come to know and like this writer through this engaging, genial account and will want to get those novels they haven't yet read. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
"I've never survived an avalanche or been shipwrecked off the coast of Africa or been abducted by a deranged arsonist. I haven't traveled back in time or seen a ghost or been arrested for shoplifting." Read full book review >

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FIONA'S PRIVATE PAGES by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"So will kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
If readers haven't yet met the main character, they'll clamor for Cruise's first novel about her after reading this engaging book, written in journal-entry style. Read full book review >