Search Results: "Tracey E. Fern"


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BUFFALO MUSIC by Tracey E. Fern
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 2008

"Together they make this story one with widespread appeal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Molly first settled in West Texas, she did her chores to "buffalo music," the noises made by massive herds of buffalo grazing nearby. Read full book review >

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PIPPO THE FOOL by Tracey E. Fern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The backmatter provides some bricks and mortar for the story but may well be missed by young readers. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The tale of Filippo Brunelleschi's unlikely bid to win the right to construct the dome for Florence's cathedral. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SEA
by Leila Roy

So after a few moments, the thin, twiggy creature from the rocks went carefully toward land. It stayed in the shallows extracting breath from the water, and it began to remember.
            First it thought: There was a plan.
            Then: There was a girl who had stopped it.
            And last: There is always another way.

Rise of ...


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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Children who gawp at dinosaur exhibits will realize a new appreciation for those who devote their lives to finding and resurrecting extraordinary animals from eons past. And who doesn't love T. rex? (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Presenting Barnum Brown, who, from the time he was named for circus impresario P.T., was destined to do unusual, important things. Read full book review >

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W IS FOR WEBSTER by Tracey Fern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A fascinating look at the determination and vision that led one man to create an essential resource. (author's note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Noah Webster's path to creating his iconic dictionary is brought to life in this picture book. Read full book review >

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DARE THE WIND by Tracey Fern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"As stimulating as sea air itself, this story will surely send the salt water coursing through the veins of its readers. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A lively, true story about a 19th-century woman and the 15,000-mile sailing journey she navigated. Read full book review >

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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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TELL ME SWEET LITTLE LIES
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cover Story: Bland
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Mesmerizing
Bonus Factors: Being Rich, Mystery
Relationship Status: Smitten

Cover Story: Bland

In keeping with the etiquette of the Sinclair family, this cover is neither offensive nor particularly compelling. This cover is polite conversation at a cocktail party ...


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THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL KISSING BOOK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Cover Story: The Ring

BFF Charm: Heck Yes

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Postapocalyptic Medieval

Bonus Factors: Surprise Twists, Prophecies

Anti-Bonus Factor: Series Starter

Relationship Status: Researching Reception Venues

 

Cover Story: The Ring

Although this cover is likely supposed to elicit feelings of epic ...


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