Search Results: "Jumping Pages"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PAGES FOR HER by Sylvia Brownrigg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2017

"Brownrigg considers motherhood, romance, identity, and the changes brought by time in this tender, insightful novel."
Two women, former lovers, reconnect with each other and themselves in Brownrigg's sequel (which can be read independently) to her 2001 novel, Pages for You. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Goddess Pages by Shepsa
Released: April 16, 2012

"Powerful poems for erudite readers."
This debut collection of uninhibited, narrative-driven poetry tackles expansive contemporary notions of black womanhood. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH SPORTS PAGES by Les Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2002

"Milan is as likable as ever, his adventures as formulaic."
"I suppose," muses Milan Jacovich, "when you're in the business of messing in other people's lives moral dilemmas come with the license." 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 >