Search Results: "Kristall Jarrett"


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LOVE ON THE DOCKS by Kristall Jarrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A diverting, lightweight romance."
Two disparate men vie for the affections of a beautiful, hardworking woman in Jarrett's debut. Read full book review >

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ENGINERDS by Jarrett Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A boisterous balance of potty humor and geek pride in this rollicking young engineer's adventure, the first of two. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A gang of science nerds unwittingly unleashes a squadron of destructive robots and must engineer a way to save the town in Lerner's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE BEST PICNIC EVER by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Would that every visit to the park could feature such a satisfying rumpus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With big, loosely drawn color-pencil sketches, Jarrett lays out a minimal but tempting playscape: a seemingly deserted park that sprouts large and delightful friends for a solitary lad to romp with while his unflappable mother lays out a picnic. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 1989

The death throes of religious belief from the accession of Victoria Regina to the publication of Eliot's The Waste Land. Read full book review >

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ARABELLA MILLER’S TINY CATERPILLAR by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pleasing and useful, for storytimes as well as one-on-one sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Expanding a familiar preschool finger rhyme, Jarrett delivers an appealing (and singable) confection capped with a double spread of facts about the life cycle of the butterfly. Read full book review >

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JAMIE by Clare Jarrett
by Clare Jarrett, illustrated by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A particularly affectionate tale, full of tenderness and caring for its quaintly absurd bird and her caregivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The surprise of caring for a strange animal is jovially chronicled in this sweet intergenerational offering. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE AND THE LION by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 2, 1997

"The change in the household—and the child's adaptation to that change—is expertly handled. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jarrett's first book shows great understanding of children as she treats the arrival of a new sibling in a positive way. Read full book review >

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WAYS OF LEAVING by Grant Jarrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Ruthlessly brilliant writing brings grace to a story smoldering in pain."
A standout novel about going home, where old girlfriends, awkward funerals, deeply buried parental secrets and naked, drunken, nocturnal escapades irritate a man like scabs of his squandered youth and misspent adulthood. Read full book review >

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GIDDY UP, COWGIRL by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Ride 'em, cowgirls! (Picture book. 3-5)"

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LUNCH LADY AND THE AUTHOR VISIT VENDETTA by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2009

"Although not particularly substantial, this is another helping of hijinks for Lunch Lady fans. (Graphic novel. 7-10)"
Lunch Lady and Betty serve up another action-filled adventure in the third installment of the Lunch Lady series. Read full book review >

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BUBBLE BATH PIRATES! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Bathing rituals are never hurt by a dose of invention, though this could well be a one-time exchange: a good idea that kids will want to throw their own twist upon. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Krosoczka, who's had such fun with Good Night, Monkey Boy! (2001) and Baghead (2002), conducts readers through a piratical bath time in what might be considered a bathing primer for the very young. Read full book review >

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ANNIE WAS WARNED by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

"Young audiences will shiver with pleasure. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Glow-in-the-dark display type on the cover really sets the mood for this Halloween ramble. Read full book review >