Search Results: "Lenore Jennewein"


BOOK REVIEW

CHICK-O-SAURUS REX by Lenore Jennewein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Hot as the 'bully' topic may be, this has nothing to offer on it aside from facile wish fulfillment. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Inspired by his dinosaur ancestry, a small chick drives off a wolf and so turns bullies into friends in this bland episode. Read full book review >

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CHASING BEFORE by Lenore Appelhans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Fans will not lose interest. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This second book in the Memory Chronicles series continues the story of a girl in the afterlife trying to fight evil angels as she desperately seeks her own stolen memories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Another triumph for Alvin Ho. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The second installment in this series about an effervescent but nerve-wracked second grader will please its fans and appeal to new readers as well. Read full book review >

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A SOUND OF LEAVES by Lenore Blegvad
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"The understated message, however, that prejudice is seldom solely the province of the hateful, is well worth the effort. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-11)"
A moody, bittersweet novella about the difficulties of Sylvie's family in their first outing away from the city, to a cousin's vacant house at the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMORY OF AFTER by Lenore Appelhans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An absorbing, sensitive read. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
This imaginative debut brings conflict to the afterlife, focusing on a war between humans and angels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREASURE OF SAVAGE ISLAND by Lenore Hart
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Too earnest, but absorbing nonetheless. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Hart gives 18th-century life on a sparsely settled Virginia island a decidedly unappealing cast in this melodramatic historical yarn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 1994

"First-rate medical detection that lights up a corner of the human mind."
Artfully told stories of the often-astonishing discovery of memories of traumatic childhood events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEACH YOUR BUFFALO TO PLAY DRUMS by Audrey Vernick
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Buffaloes may be funny, but they are not, it turns out, the most inspiring educators, and readers may long for a few more SCASHes and TATTA TAT TATs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Buffaloes are always funny, which makes them unlikely subjects for a self-help book. Read full book review >

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STARCROSSED IN <i>ROMEO AND JULIET</i> by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"While the concept of introducing children to Shakespeare is one with a long history, this volume's plot, language, and setting are so far removed from the source material that it utterly fails in that aim. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Books are capable of transporting readers to other worlds in more than the metaphorical sense in this entry in the new Fakespeare series from Castle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS YOUR BUFFALO READY FOR KINDERGARTEN? by Audrey Vernick
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"As an embodiment of school anxiety, this buffalo leads the herd—plus, he's got a hump. (Picture book. 4-8)"
He is if he's got a backpack, of course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING OF THE GYPSIES by Lenore Myka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"While the stories in this collection can be hit or miss, those that succeed are well-imagined and richly textured."
Myka's fiction debut is a collection of short stories set in Romania about the complications that arise—in suburban homes and in brothels, among families, friends, and lovers—when Romanian and Western cultures collide. Read full book review >