Search Results: "Teddy Jam"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A highly selective discography will give readers who want to become listeners a jump start; those seeking more background will want to follow this up with James Lincoln Collier's Jazz (1997). (glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A busy page design—artily superimposed text and photos, tinted portraits, and break-out boxes—and occasionally infelicitous writing ("Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie became . . . bandleader of the quintet at the Onyx Club, from which bebop got its name") give this quick history of jazz a slapdash air, but Lee delves relatively deeply into the music's direct and indirect African roots, then goes beyond the usual tedious tally of names to present a coherent picture of specific influences and innovations associated with the biggest names in jazz. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S BEST SISTERS by Teddy Jam
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Fitzgerald's illustrations are amiable confections that do their best to capture the many layers of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A replica of a log cabin, the prize for answering a question on the back of a cereal box correctly, arrives at Jacob's house; when he lifts off the roof, he sees four sleeping girl dolls. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF FIRE by Teddy Jam
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 1993

"A fine early chapter book that could also be shared aloud. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-10)"
Awed by the blazing fire Grandfather Howard uses to boil maple sap, the girl narrator asks whether he's ever seen a bigger one, and thus prompts an exciting tale of his youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAM by Alan Goldsher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"With a sharp feel for the music and the sharks that feed on it, all this first novel lacks are characters that transcend caricature."
Upbeat and hip, bassist/journalist Goldsher's debut features a pair of jazz kids who grow up talented and tight, only to be undone by the big bad music business after crossing over and rocketing to the top of the pop charts. Read full book review >

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JAM by Margaret Mahy
Released: Feb. 1, 1985

"And for anyone whose appetite is whetted by the story, a recipe for plum jam appears on the endpapers."
Mr. and Mrs. Castle and three small Castles ("more like Cottages, really") live in a white house with a big lawn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARL JAM TWENTY by Pearl Jam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fun, photo-filled day-in-the-life chronicle of one of America's hardest-working rock bands."
Grunge monsters Pearl Jam compile 20 years' worth of firsthand remembrances, photos and tour-related ephemera in this oversized career-encapsulating scrapbook. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A cockle-warming successor, all in all, to Michael and Kathleen Hague's Alphabears (1984) and Numbears (1986), or, of course, Ruth Krauss's classic rhyme. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Illustrated by a teddy bear specialist, these 14 new rhymes are just the ticket for a spell of quality lap time. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Steve Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"Children will chant and gesture along with this uncomplicated bedtime rhyme. (Board book. 2-3)"
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear ($9.95; Jun. 30; 24 pp.; 0-694-01162-2): This Growing Tree entry has an easy, familiar verse, and Scott makes sure that even the youngest toddler will be able to follow the actions of a boy and his teddy bear as they touch, dance, point, jump, bow, run, and prepare for bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEDDY MARS by Molly B. Burnham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Fans of world-record quests and those who enjoy lighthearted tales will savor Teddy's efforts. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After discovering TheGuinness Book of World Records, Teddy's determined to achieve a world record, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEDDY ROOSEVELT by Sharon Gayle
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Though predictable and superficial, this is accessible to the earliest reader for the inevitable biography projects of early elementary years. (timeline) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
An easy-to-read biography of Teddy Roosevelt in the Stories of Famous Americans series for young readers. Read full book review >