Search Results: "Victoria Jamieson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PET ESCAPE by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Guaranteed fun for young readers, who will eye their classroom pets with some suspicion in the future. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Classroom pets have a wild night in the halls of Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary. Read full book review >

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BEA ROCKS THE FLOCK by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Who knew sheep had a wild side? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tired of the repression inherent in the Rule of Sheepdom, "Sheep are not unique," Bea does as she likes. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT ART CAPER  by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Though there's a plethora of choices in the rodent canon, this shines bright. (Graphic fantasy. 5-9)"
Cuddly classroom pets must stop a group of rapacious rodents from ruining the elementary art show in this sequel to The Great Pet Escape (2016). Read full book review >

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PEST IN SHOW by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"This silly read-, dance- and sing-aloud could be a smash hit. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Backyard insect thespians Ladybug and her pesky younger brother Fly compete to star in this hilarious pun-filled performance, sure to tickle the fancy of fun- and pun-loving youngsters and would-be young stars. Read full book review >

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OLYMPIG! by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2012

"A salubrious object lesson of playing for playing's sake. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The story of a pig, perhaps a tad delusional but all guns and going for Olympic gold. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017."
The teenage Queen Victoria, raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert. Read full book review >

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ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Readers will cheer her victories, wince at her stumbles, and likely demand visits to the nearest faire themselves to sample the wares and fun. (Graphic fiction. 10-13)"
A home-schooled squireling sallies forth to public school, where the woods turn out to be treacherous and dragons lie in wait. Read full book review >

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ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Full of charm and moxie—don't let this one roll past. (Graphic fiction. 9-13)"
One summer changes everything for two 12-year-old girls whose friendship is tested when their interests—and attitudes—diverge. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Silvana Goldemberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Teen readers need realistic novels set in contemporary Latin America that capture culture while avoiding stereotypes, but Goldemberg's effort fails to engage. (glossary, song list) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Brutality and poverty threaten the life of a young girl in Paraná, Argentina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIA by Julia Baird
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A well-researched biography sensitive to Queen Victoria as a woman."
Australian journalist and historian Baird (Media Tarts: Female Politicians and the Press, 2004) draws on previously unpublished sources to fashion a lively, perceptive portrait of the long-reigning queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIA by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"A robust, immensely entertaining portrait from a master biographer."
A shimmering portrait of a tempestuous monarch. Read full book review >

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THE NEW CHAMPION by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Puzzle lovers who pick the book up wanting to hang out in the Gollywhopper world one more time will find themselves with a better-than-average sequel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Bert Golliwop and his executive team at Golly Toy and Game Company decide to hold a second round of Gollywhopper Games in this sequel. Read full book review >