Books by Judy Love

CAN I BRING WOOLLY TO THE LIBRARY, MS. REEDER? by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"For a more child-friendly romp through the library, try No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa (2010). (Picture book. 5-8)"
As an introduction to the library, the book's plot runs long and sometimes misses the intended audience. Read full book review >
THE BIG TEST by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Once they stop laughing at the spot-on depiction of standardized testing, teachers should take a page from Mrs. Hartwell's book. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mrs. Hartwell is back (First Year Letters, 2003, etc.) in a gentle satire on teaching to the test. Read full book review >
I MUST GO DOWN TO THE BEACH AGAIN by Karen Jo Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Read these aloud, either just for fun or to add decidedly different angles to a poetry unit. (Poetry. 9-12)"
Shapiro follows up Because I Could Not Stop My Bike, and Other Poems (2003), illustrated by Matt Faulkner, with 23 more ingenious takeoffs on works from Emily Dickinson and similar renowned poets. Read full book review >
LAST DAY BLUES by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"What a perfect end to the school year. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One more myth dispelled for all the students who believe that their teachers live in their classrooms. Read full book review >
FIRST YEAR LETTERS by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Both funny and touching, this beguiling tale of a teacher's metamorphosis is perfect to share with students and educators alike. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Danneberg follows up on the hilarity of First Day Jitters (2000) with a hair-raising account of the indomitable Sarah Jane Hartwell's first year of teaching. Read full book review >
THE WITCH WHO WANTED TO BE A PRINCESS by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not exactly bewitching. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bella lives in a musty cottage and wears a tall, pointy hat and a long, black cape, but she dreams of being a princess and living in a castle and wearing jewels and silk dresses. Read full book review >