Search Results: "Laurie A. Jacobs"


BOOK REVIEW

SILLY FRILLY GRANDMA TILLIE by Laurie A. Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Told in first-person voice by older Sophie, the capricious tale will have young girls wishing for a silly grandma just like Tillie, especially if she can hang a spoon from her nose. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Grandma Tillie feels old and just likes to sit and knit. Or does she? Read full book review >

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A BOX OF CANDLES by Laurie A. Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The chapter headings name the months with their English and Hebrew names, and the straightforward watercolors, while primitive, capture Ruthie's life with clarity and warmth. (glossary) (Fiction. 5-9)"
Jacobs offers a calendar of the Jewish year framed in a story of family and acceptance. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH IN COMMON by Laurie Jacobs
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1994

"Gorbachev, a recent Ukrainian emigrÇ, provides delightful humanized animals enjoying the amenities of their world and reacting in various amusing ways to the protagonists' curious camaraderie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Philomena Midge and Horace Abercrombie don't look as though they could be friends; the frilly-aproned hippo's cluttered old house is set in a profusion of flowers while the slimly elegant antelope's sleek abode features a spare Japanese garden, and their habits, too, are diverse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"An impressive contribution that exposes the underlying silliness as well as noxiousness of American racial attitudes."
A guidebook for those uncomfortable with the status quo in race relations and unwilling to exploit white or black hatred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1994

"Chronology; sources; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9- 11)"
Another in the Spotlight on American History series, Little Rock is an excellent and stirring account of the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School in the late 1950s. Read full book review >

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GET READY FOR YOUR HEART TO GO AWOL
by Sarah Pitre

BOOK REPORT for The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

 

Cover Story: Shitty Beatles
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Intensity in Ten Cities
Bonus Factor: Non-After School Special
Relationship Status: Serious

Cover Story: Shitty Beatles

The Shitty Beatles wasn't just a clever name, and this artwork isn't just a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BUG WATCHING WITH CHARLES HENRY TURNER by Michael Elsohn Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Bugs are distinguished from insects at the outset, and precise drawings and insets offer background information on the specific subjects of Turner's studies. (glossary, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A well-researched biography of a lesser-known scientist, complete with project ideas that extend the book's usefulness. Read full book review >

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CLOUDS OF TERROR by Catherine A. Welch
ANIMALS
Released: April 12, 1994

"Historical note. (Easy reader. 5-9)"
Coping with a plague of grasshoppers on the Minnesota prairie in the 1870s. Read full book review >

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FLOWER WATCHING by Michael Elsohn Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

An entry in the new Naturalist's Apprentice biographies that lovingly presents the life of botanist Alice Eastwood (18591953), who explored plant life in Colorado and California at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BAD RELIGION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Violet Hour (The Violet Hour Book 1) by Whitney A. Miller

Cover Story: Smoke Gets In Your Big Face
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: Figuratively Speaking
Bonus Factor:
 Cult
Relationship Status: Memorable Fling That Wants to Come Back for More

 

Cover Story: Smoke Gets In Your Big Face

A vaguely ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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