Author Archives: Jamie Renton

Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World by Ann Downer

image from amazon.com Downer, Ann. Wild Animal Neighbors:  Sharing Our Urban World Nonfiction. Twenty-First Century Books, 2014. 64 p. $33.27, ISBN 978-0-7613-9021-3. Outstanding. Grades 5-8. Imagine seeing a wild coyote in your local urban sandwich shop.  That would be frightening!  That actually … Continue reading

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Bombs Over Bikini: The World’s First Nuclear Disaster by Connie Goldsmith

Goldsmith, Connie. Bombs Over Bikini:  The World’s First Nuclear Disaster. ill. Nonfiction. Twenty-First Century 2014. 88 p. $34.60, 978-1-4677-1612-3. Outstanding. Grades 7-12. With the Cold War arms race in full force, between 1946-1954 the United States tested sixty-seven nuclear bombs in the … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality

Eulberg, Elizabeth. Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality. 265 p. Point/Scholastic. 2013. $17.99 ISBN 978-0-545-47699-7. It’s no fun being known as the “girl with the great personality.”  But that’s what 16-year-old Lexi is known as.  To make matters … Continue reading

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Catch Rider by Jennifer H. Lyne

Lyne, Jennifer H. Catch Rider. 288 p. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin.  2013.  $16.99, ISBN 978-0-547-86871-4.  Tags: horses, family, animals, book review Series: This book is not part of a series. Interest level: Grades 5-8 Rating:  4/5 stars Link to Harvest Park Library … Continue reading

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Just a Dog

Bauer, Michael Gerard. Just A Dog. 135 p. Henry Holt Publishers. 2010. (First American edition 12-2012). $16.99 ISBN 978-0-8050-9516-6. Tags: dogs, family, animals, death, book review Series: This book is not part of a series. Interest level: Grades 4-7 Rating: … Continue reading

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Pulse

Carman, Patrick. Pulse Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, 2013. 371 p. $17.99, 978-0-06-208576-4 Grades 7-10, 4/5 stars Harvest Park Library will buy this book. Faith Daniels is a mysterious and beautiful  teenager living in the year 2051.  She lives in an area between … Continue reading

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The 13-Story Treehouse

Terry Denton, illus. The Treehouse Books series Feiwel/Macmillan 2013. 239 p. $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-02690-3, Grades 3-7 Harvest Park Library:  The 13-Story Treehouse Terry and Andy are friends who live in a child’s dream home, a 13-story treehouse complete with a … Continue reading

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Tim Tebow: Quarterback With Conviction

Tim Tebow: Quarterback with Conviction by Stephen G. Gordon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Tim Tebow: Quarterback with Conviction, is part of the impressive USA Today Lifeline Biographies series. Boys and girls in middle school and high school will … Continue reading

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Merging my two blogs!

Hi, I am merging the two blogs that I write.  The new website will be this one, http://www.jamiethelibrarian.com.  Please bookmark this website to stay in touch with the book reviews that I do and also Harvest Park Library and other … Continue reading

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American Library Association announces 2013 youth media award winners Excitement was in the air this morning as the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media awards were announced!  The link to the ALA press release is above. The Harvest Park Library … Continue reading

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