Search Results: "Ward Jenkins"


BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MONKEY! by Mary Amato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Scrappy song lyrics, energetic illustrations and plenty of potty humor keep the hilarity high for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A new chapter-book series about do-gooder thieves kicks off with a monkeynapping. Read full book review >

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SALAM ALAIKUM by Harris J
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A perfect choice to spread hope and fight stereotypes at the same time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lyrics of international music sensation Harris J's popular song are paired with sunny illustrations to offer a youthful vision of world peace and love in this heartfelt picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW YORK, BABY by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Too slight to serve either as guides for newbies or alternatives to keepsake/tributes like Robert Neubecker's Wow! City! (2004) or M. Sasek's This Is San Francisco (updated edition 2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
This frenzied stroller-level dash through the Big Apple is likely to leave even hardened tourists exhausted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKS RUN WILD by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Like a shot of caffeine between covers, it makes for a bracing read-aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Here is a bedtime story for all those tireless adults who would rather have their charges erupt from their beds to do a mad jig instead of peacefully drifting off to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 2, 2009

"Motivational and self-aggrandizing, like most of its ilk, but not too heavy-handed with the Message. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The titular T. Rex only puts in a cameo but readers will still be wowed as super-swimmer Phelps recaps the six-year regimen that put him in shape to win a record eight Golds at the last Summer Olympics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA BUILT A LITTLE NEST by Jennifer Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A good bet for the youngest bird-watchers. (author's note, further resources) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Echoing the meter of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," Ward uses catchy original rhymes to describe the variety of nests birds create. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY JENKINS
by Poornima Apte

If Beverly Jenkins had her way, her novels would have many more history nuggets than they do. But then, she says, she has to remind herself that she is writing romance, not a history book. The veteran award-winning writer of African-American historical fiction novels has dozens of books under her belt and knows it’s a fine line to walk between ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BEETLE BOOK by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Otherwise, distinguished both as natural history and work of art. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Jenkins' splendid array of beetles will surely produce at least one budding coleopterist. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMAL BOOK by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"With facts sure to delight readers—who will be impatient to share their discoveries—this spectacular book is a must-purchase for animal-loving families and most libraries. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 5 & up)"
Building on years of experience in selecting animal facts and creating arresting illustrations, Jenkins surpasses his previous work with an amazing album characterized by clear organization, realistic images and carefully chosen examples. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APEX PREDATORS by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"No red—but lots of tooth and claw on display. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Face-to-face introductions to over two dozen creatures it would be better to avoid. Read full book review >

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A SEASON OF CHANGE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As some of you know, I was in DC this past week for my father-in-law’s funeral.

I lived in the DC area for twenty years before we moved to Wisconsin 11 years ago, so my husband—who hadn’t been back in ten years (I was there for a quick trip in 2014 for a conference, but didn’t have time ...


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JANUARY ROMANCE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi romance friends!

It’s the last week of January (quite a month in every arena, at least in the Dumas home), so I thought I’d check in with my reviewer friends!

Last November you may recall I had weekly “Best of 2016” posts with PJ Ausdenmore, Scandie from Scandalicious, librarian Lynn Wall, and SOS Aloha.

I touched base with them ...


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