Author Archives: Jamie Renton

Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific

image from Junior Library Guild Farrell, Mary Cronk. Pure Grit:  How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific. ill. Nonfiction. Abrams Books for Young Readers. 2014. 160 p. $24.95, 978-1-4917-1028-5. Outstanding. Grades 7-11. From the … Continue reading

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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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